Exercises to get rid of belly fat

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15 Mar 2019

#HealthBytes: 5 exercises to help cut down belly fat

The most stubborn of all fats is the fat that piles up on your tummy.

Not only does it look bad on you, it is also a virtual invitation to a number of dreadful health issues like diabetes, stroke, high blood-pressure etc.

Although losing belly fat is a daunting task, here are 5 simple exercises to help you get rid of it.

Planks

Planks are great for shedding unwanted kilos

Planks are great for shedding unwanted kilos

Planking is one of the most effective exercises to strengthen your core, enhance endurance and tone up your belly.

To perform, start with a press up position. Put the weight on your forearms, while bending your elbows. Form a straight line through your body.

Hold the position for some time, then relax.

Keep trying for a greater holding time, as you gain more experience.

Crunches

Try crunches to lose that stubborn fat

A quick way of burning tummy fat, crunches are great as they are simplistic and don't require any equipment to perform.

Lie down flat on the floor, placing hands behind your head.

Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground.

Lift your upper body off the floor, then return to initial position.

Repeat for a few minutes and then relax.

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Sit ups

Perform sit ups to lose tummy fat

Perform sit ups to lose tummy fat

Start by lying flat on a floor mat, facing upward and bending your knees at 45 degrees angle.

Put your arms behind your head for support.

Move your head toward your knees, then bring it back to the floor.

Notably, you have to use your abdominal muscles to move up and down.

Perform 15-20 repetitions.

Boat pose

Boat pose to the rescue for a flat belly

Start by sitting on the ground or a mat, then bend your knees while also keeping them together.

Then, lift your feet to your knee-level, and straighten your legs.

Next, keeping your back straight, extend your arms to the sides of your hips.

Slowly balance your body weight on your tailbone while engaging your core.

Return to the initial position and then repeat.

Suprerman pose

Lose belly fat, the Superman style

Lose belly fat, the Superman style

To perform the Superman pose, start by lying on your tummy.

Extend both your arms in front of you and extend your legs backward.

Now slowly lift all your fours off the floor, taking support from the torso, firmly placed on the floor.

Don't bend your arms or legs when they're in the air.

Hold for about 3 seconds.

Relax, and then repeat.

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