Yes, running can help reduce belly fat. Running is an effective form of cardiovascular exercise that can burn calories and increase your metabolism, which can help you lose weight, including belly fat. In addition, running can also help you build lean muscle mass, which can increase your overall metabolism and help you burn more calories even when you're not exercising.
However, it's important to keep in mind that reducing belly fat is not just about exercise. A healthy diet that is low in sugar and refined carbohydrates and high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats is also important for losing belly fat.
If you're looking to reduce belly fat through running, it's best to start with a moderate amount of running and gradually increase the amount of time you spend running each week. You may also want to consider adding strength training exercises to your routine, as building muscle can help increase your metabolism and burn more calories, even when you're not exercising.
It's also important to talk to your doctor before starting a running program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are significantly overweight.
Michael McGovern, Crusader Committee Member, Chairman of Irish Milers Club