Losing even a few inches from your mid-section can work for a healthier and fitter you, say experts. With age, keeping a bulging stomach at bay becomes all the more difficult. That is the reason why you should begin exercising early. Here are a few simple ones.
Lie down on the exercise mat on your right side. Make sure your elbow and feet are in the same line. Contract your abs and lift your hips. Keeping your left leg straight, lift it and hold for a few seconds. Repeat this on each side three-four times.
Lie down on the mat. Keep your arms by your side and suck in the abdomen. While contracting your stomach, bring both your knees up to right angle. Exhale and slowly lift your head, shoulders and arms off the floor while reaching for your knees. Keep your back in touch with the floor. While still pulling in your stomach, straighten your legs. Hold that position for five breaths. Repeat six to eight times.
Sit on a chair that does not have an armrest. Stretch your arms out to the side, keeping them parallel to the floor. Exhale and move your torso halfway to your left and then inhale. Exhale again and twist as much as you can. Do the same on the other side. Repeat this at least 10 times. And, don’t forget to breathe properly.
Lie down on the exercise mat and raise your knees above your hips. Slowly lift your shoulder off the mat. Move your left elbow towards your right knee and simultaneously extend your left leg. Do the same for the other side using your right elbow and left knee. Repeat this at least 10 times.
Lie down on your back. Curl your knees up and bring them to a right angle above your hips. Hold your hands behind your head by interlinking the fingers. Remember, your fingers should be behind your ears. Keep your elbows wide and away from your body. Lift your head without straining your neck. Exhale and then move your right shoulder towards left knee. Inhale and come back to the centre and do the same for the other side. Repeat 10 times.
Do you have belly fat?
If your waist is under 35 inches, you have healthy belly fat. Anything more is a huge reason to worry.
Did you know?
A large belly is often an indication of many ailments. Losing unwanted belly fat not only makes you look younger and fitter, it also boosts your confidence. Also, exercising releases ‘feel-good’ hormones that linger on for around 10 hours, making you a perfect combination of happiness and health.