Simple Exercises to Get a Flat Tummy

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Flat Belly

Belly fat is most common among all men and women. We have this because of our living standard and eating habits. People usually start dieting to get a flat belly. But the thing is dieting is not an exact solution for this problem. Dieting may give your body a weakness. So, to get a flat belly one should opt proper diet plan and along with this exercise is also important. Without exercise, it may be difficult to get a flat belly. Here are few simple exercises for flat belly, have a look!

Exercise for Flat Belly

1Sit up crunches

Sit up crunches
  1. Lay down on the floor in the straight horizontal position.
  2. Put the hands on your ears and lift the head and shoulder up towards the ceiling.
  3. Bend your knees and keep your feet on the floor.
  4. Inhale when you lift up and try to touch your elbows with the knees.
  5. Exhale and come back in starting position.
  6. Repeat this for 5 times.

2Crunch and Twist

Crunch and Twist
  1. Lay down on the floor (i.e., straight horizontal position).
  2. Repeat step 2 and 3 as you did before for sit up crunches (i.e., Put the hands on your ears and lift the head and shoulder up towards the ceiling. Bend your knees and keep your feet on the floor)
  3. Inhale, when you lift up and try to touch your right elbows with the left knee.
  4. Exhale and come back.
  5. Again Inhale, lift up and try to touch your left elbows with the right knees.
  6. Exhale and come back in starting position.
  7. Repeat this for 5 times.

3Pike and extend

  1. Lie down in a horizontal straight position on the floor.
  2. Lift up and stretch both your legs towards the ceiling.
  3. Keep your both legs in 180 degree.
  4. Inhale when you lift up and try to touch the feet with both the hands without bending the knees.
  5. Exhale and rest your hands on the floor in a straight direction.
  6. Keep your legs down on the floor.
  7. Repeat this step for 5 times.

4Side crunches

Side crunches
  1. Stand straight in vertical position.
  2. Lift your left leg in an outward direction.
  3. Try to touch your left elbow to the left knee.
  4. Do same it on the right side.
  5. Repeat this for 10 times by switching both the sides.

5Side Plank

Side Plank
  1. Press your right hand and legs on the ground.
  2. Lift up the middle side that is hips and breast of the body
  3. Stretch your left hand straight in the air.
  4. Hold in this position for 60 seconds.
  5. Repeat this for 10 times.

6Boat

Boat
  1. Lie down on the mat in 90 degree position and keep your legs straight.
  2. Lift your legs in upper direction and your arms in 90 degree.
  3. Bent your upper portion towards your legs
  4. Make the ‘V’ position with your legs and upper part.
  5. Take a deep breath and hold in this position for 60 seconds.
  6. Repeat this for 5 times.

7Hip lifts

Hip lifts
  1. Lie down on the floor mat with your arms by your either sides.
  2. Lie down in a straight direction that your body touches the ground.
  3. With Your palms facing down and up your both legs in 90 degrees.
  4. Try to stretch your legs toward the ceiling that your hips get up off the floor.
  5. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times.

These simple exercises will help you to reduce the belly fat without compromising with your healthy diet. Try to avoid oily food and sweets. Keep one thing in mind, in starting do not go for too much of exercise. Start with less and slowly increase the numbers and duration of exercise.

By:Shaveta Kandhari