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Exercises to reduce belly fat

The fat that piles up on your tummy is the most stubborn of all fats. It is also a virtual invitation to a number of dreadful health issues like diabetes, stroke, high blood-pressure etc. and also it looks bad on you. Although losing belly fat is a daunting task.

Also Read: Top 5 exercises for people above 50

We have a list of 5 easy exercises to reduce belly fat

  • Superman pose

Start by lying on your tummy, to perform the Superman pose.  Now, extend both your arms in front of you and extend your legs backward and slowly lift all your fours off the floor. During this place your torso on the flooe, and take support from it. Keep your arms or legs straight when they’re in the air. Hold each for 2- 3 seconds. Return to initial position, relax, and then repeat.

  • Crunches

Crunches are a quick way of burning tummy fat. Crunches are great as they don’t require any equipment to perform and are very simple. 

To perform, lie down flat on the floor and  place your hands behind your head. Now, bend your knees slowly and place your feet flat on the ground. Try to lift your upper body off the floor, then return to the starting position. Perform at least 1-2 sets of 7-8 reps or you can increase them as per your experience.

  • Sit ups

Sit ups are another easy workout  to lose tummy fat effectively. Start by lying flat on a floor mat, face upward and bend your knees at 45 degrees angle. Place  your arms behind your head for support. Start moving your head toward your knees and  then bring it back to the floor. Keep in mind that you have to use your abdominal muscles to move up and down and you will feel a burn in your abdominal muscles.Perform 10-12 repetitions in 2-3 sets for better results. 

  • Planks

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

To perform,put the weight on your forearms, while bending your elbows and start with a press up position. Straight line should be formed through your body. Now, hold this position for some time and then relax. As you gain more experience, keep trying for a greater holding time.

  • Boat pose

Boat pose is your all time rescue for a flat belly. Start by sitting on a yoga mat or ground, then keep your knees together and bend them. Now, lift your feet to your knee-level, and straighten your legs, keeping your back straight, extending your arms to the sides of your hips. Now, Slowly balance your body weight on your tailbone while engaging your abdominal muscles and core. Return to the start position and repeat for 5-6 times.

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