Flat Stomach Exercises for Women by zubair007

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									Love handles, tires, call them whatever you like, they would still remain
unsightly. We all desire flat stomach, but most of us are troubled by
these love handles. Belly fat is basically formed due to excess fat
deposition around the ab muscles. This problem is more prominent in
women, as compared to men. However, exercising on a regular basis can
definitely help in losing all the unwanted fat around the belly.

Simple Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Walking
Simple yet effective. A daily brisk walk for 45 minutes will not only
help you lose weight around the belly, but would also from other parts of
the body. It also helps in toning the body and in increasing the stamina.
Walking is very refreshing if you get out early morning.

Jogging/Running
One can only start jogging after a few days of walking. Jogging is
considered to be one of the best exercises for all age groups if the
routine is followed diligently. Slow jogging and then running burns a lot
of calorie, gives stamina and is very refreshing. It increases metabolism
and since it causes a lot of sweating, also detoxifies the body.

Swimming
Nothing can beat swimming when it comes to the effect it has on the mind
and body. Swimming can not be put in the category of exercises, as it is
one of the most fun-filled activities and a great sport. It offers a
total body workout, exercises every muscle of the body and refreshes the
body as well as the mind.

Cycling
This one is my favorite. Cycling is fun, it is eco-friendly and is a
great way of losing weight. What else can one desire for? It is not even
necessary to take out extra time for this exercise, as you have to just
get out of home a little early and cycle to school, college or work
instead of taking the train or bus. It is a great cardiovascular exercise
and helps increase stamina and improve metabolism. If outdoor cycling is
not feasible, you can always go for a stationary bike.

Stomach Exercises for a Flat Belly
Alternate Knee-In
This is the best ab exercise to get a flat stomach. First, lie down on
the floor on your glutes. Keep your legs straight in front of you and
support your upper body by resting forearms on the floor. Balance the
weight of your upper body on the elbows. Now, squeeze your ab muscles and
bring a bend in your left knee. Raise your left leg and try to bring the
knee close to the shoulder. After that, straighten your left leg and
simultaneously fold the right knee to touch the right shoulder. Continue
doing this cyclic movement for 15 times.

Cross Crunch
To perform this tummy flattening exercise, lie down on your back on the
floor or on an exercise mat. Support your head by placing your arms
behind your head. Rest your right foot on your left knee and keep your
left foot flat on the floor. Now, lift your upper body off the floor
through your shoulders and try to touch your left elbow to your right
knee. Do 10 more repetitions and repeat the same for the other side.

Holding Sit-up
This exercise works   great on muscles of the lower abdomen. Lie down on an
exercise mat on the   floor and place your hands behind your head. Keep
your back straight,   do not tuck your chin and face towards the ceiling.
Now, tighten the ab   muscles and raise your shoulders from the floor. Hold
this position for 5   counts and perform 10 more repetitions.

Swiss Ball Side
You will require a Swiss ball of appropriate size to perform this
exercise. Lie down on your back and place your forelegs on the Swiss
ball, such that your knees make a right angle. Support your head by
placing your hands behind your head. Now, gently lift your torso off the
floor and try to reach your right knee by your left elbow. Then, slowly
get back to the floor and touch the left knee with the right elbow.
Alternately, do 10 repetitions for each side.

Reverse Crunches
Reverse crunches are considered as some of the most difficult exercises
which show effective results. First, lie down on your back on an exercise
mat and position your hands behind your head. You may place your hands
towards your sides, parallel to the torso. Stretch out your legs and keep
your entire body straight. Then, join your feet and raise both the legs
in the air. Try to bring a right angle bend in your knees and bring the
knees closer to your chest by tightening your ab muscles and lifting the
hips off the floor. Gently get back to the starting position and perform
10 more repetitions.

When performed regularly, these exercises prove to be very effective. One
also has to follow a balanced diet and drink the right quantity of water
to lose weight and maintain a body which is healthy from inside and good-
looking from outside.

								
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