Top 7 Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

Top 7 Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

by Palak Puri

Are you having sleepless nights because of belly fat? Belly fat is undoubtedly aesthetically displeasing. It also affects your long term health. The sooner you do something about it the better it is. Are you sure you have tried everything to reduce belly fat? Well think again, you are yet to try these simple yet very effective 7 exercises that you can do anywhere and reduce belly fat in no time.

Crunches

Crunches are the number one exercise to reduce belly fat. This exercise helps you get rid of your belly in a short span of time.

      How to Do It

  • Lie down on a flat surface.
  • Put your hand over your chest in an ‘x’ position.
  • Lift your legs from the floor at a 90-degree angle.
  • Now, try to lift the upper part of your body while inhaling.
  • Once you are up exhale.
  • Again when you’re going back down, inhale and exhale once you’re down.

If you’re a beginner, start with 10 times a day and a minimum of 2 to 3 sets. If you follow this regularly for 2 weeks, you’ll see drastic changes.

Reverse Crunch

Reverse Crunches are almost like crunches, but instead of lifting your torso, you have to lift your legs.

      How to Do It

  • Lay on a flat surface.
  • Bend your knees at a 90’ angle.
  • Place your hands behind your head. 
  • Now lift your legs towards your torso by exerting pressure on your shoulder.

You have to do it 20 times in a day if you are a beginner. However, increase the count at regular intervals to increase strength and stamina. After two weeks you’ll be advising people to do reverse crunches to reduce belly fat and that is a promise.

Twist Crunches

Once you get comfortable with the crunches and reverse crunches, you can introduce twist crunches to your regime. Twist crunches are a little more advanced than crunches and reverse crunches.

      How to Do It

  • Lie down on a flat surface.
  • Put your hands behind your heads. 
  • Bend your knees like you did in crunches, but this time, keep your feet on the floor. 
  • Now, you have to lift your right shoulder in the direction of the left side and then you have to lift your left shoulder in the direction of the right side of your body.

Do it at least to the tune of 10-15 counts, to begin with, and 2 to 3 sets a day. You will start noticing effective results within just a few weeks.

Side Crunches

Side crunches are not much different from the twist crunches. This is also an effective exercise to reduce belly fat in a short period of time.

      How to Do It

  • Lie down on a flat surface so that your back is straight. Make sure your back is straight as an arched back can be the cause of severe back pain. 
  • Place your legs like twist crunches.
  • Now tilt the legs and shoulder of the same side of your body together. 
  • Put them back and rest for few seconds.
  • Do the same with the other side of your body.

You have to do this exercise to the count of 10-15 times and 2 to 3 sets a day. But, make sure you don’t rush while doing it as rushing can cause serious pain to your torso and back.

Bicycling Exercise

No, you don’t have to know how to ride a cycle to be able to do this exercise. All you need to do is follow the following simple steps.

      How to Do It

  • Lie down on a flat surface like all the other exercises.
  • Put your hands behind your head.
  • Then lift your legs off the ground like you did in crunches.
  • Now you’ve to pretend you are on a cycle and paddle through the air.

This exercise is easier than other exercises but it is equally effective and helps you to reduce belly fat that is stubborn and refuses to leave you. For best results do 3 sets of 30 counts each and increase this count on a regular basis.

Side by Side Bending

Bending is another easy and helpful exercise that can help to reduce belly fat if done regularly and correctly.

      How to Do It

  • Stand and keep your hands steady on each side of your body. 
  • Now keep your right hand on your right waist bend to the right side as much as you can. Your left hand should be facing the sky while bending towards the right side. Hold this position for 10 seconds. 
  • Repeat the same for the opposite direction

This exercise is easy but you should not rush through it. Relax your body while doing it. For best results, you must do at least 25-30 counts for each side regularly.

Running and Swimming

The age old running and swimming best exercises to reduce belly fat. They not only burn belly fat but reduce stress, lessen the chances of depression and help you to live a healthier life.  
If done regularly these exercises are likely to give you desired results in no time. These exercises are definitely a sure way to fit back in your old jeans and feel amazing about it.

Happy Workout!

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