There is a lot of debate about what is the best exercise to lose belly fat. Some believe in weight lifting, some believe in pure cardiovascular exercise and others their own specific training routines.
While most are good ways to lose belly fat the main question is "are you going to do them on a regular basis?"
There are a lot of really great workout programs around and if done exactly as they are outlined for a period of time they will help you lose belly fat.
However, for someone who has to work 9 to 5, has young children to care for and is living 30 minutes from the gym then maybe that "great circuit training workout" that requires lots of gym equipment isn't the ideal workout.
Instead, perhaps running or doing bodyweight workouts at home is the best option for someone with a time-strapped lifestyle.
Realistically, an exercise that you find manageable and feasible doing 4-6 times per week is the best option in the long run. Choosing the right exercise is important, as a result you will find yourself losing more belly fat this way than by following a workout that you find inconvenient for a week or two and then just give up.
How to Exercise to Lose Belly Fat
If you are someone who has access to all of the gym facilities and has the time most days to complete a decent workout then I would say that a combination of circuit training with weights and high intensity interval training is one of the best exercises for losing belly fat.
The frequency of both the weights and the cardio really depends on your level of fitness to begin with.
The dumbbells and bodyweight workout should be done no less than two times per week to really jack up your metabolism and get it burning calories for you.
High intensity interval training cardio sessions should be done at least 2 times per week. If you feel that you can manage more then throw in an extra session or two but don't overdo it to ensure recovery and to maintain your enthusiasm!