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7 Belly-Blasting Exercises You Can Do Sitting Down

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A desk job poses some serious health risks since prolonged sitting might cause obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, and even cancer. However, there are simple, but highly beneficial mini-exercises that you can do right at the desk, and burn belly fat. These are the eight best ones:  Knee-to-Chest Lift Benefits: Helps digestion, burns belly fat, tones the abdominal muscles Instructions: Sitting with the spine straight, and the feet on the floor, hip-width apart, elevate the right knee and pull it to your chest. Then, draw the knee closer with the hands, and repeat 20 times with both legs. Double Knee Lift Benefits: It strengthens the belly muscles. Instructions: Bring the legs together and the spine straight, hold the sides of the chair with both hands. Then, raise the knees and pull them to the chest. Put the knees down, without touching the floor, and repeat With a straight back, lift your knees and pull them to your chest — flex your abdominal muscles.10-20 times. Toe Touches Benefits: This exercise will help you burn the excess fat from the hips and belly. Instructions: With the feet on the floor, extend the arms in front of the body, at a shoulder height, and turn the body to the right. Then, bend, and with the right hand, touch the left foot. Hold for a few seconds, and repeat with the other hand. Make 20 repetitions. Double Knee Lift With Side Bends Benefits: It shapes the waist by engaging the oblique muscles to burn fat from the sides of the belly. Instructions: Sitting on the edge of the chair, with a straight back, grip the armrests with the hands. Then, bend the body on one side, sit on the glute, and with the legs together, elevate the knees to the chest. Repeat on the other side. Make 10-20 repetitions. Oblique Stretches Benefits: This exercise strengthens the glutes, engages the waist muscles, and tones the belly muscles. Instructions: Start beside the chair, put the left hand on the arm of it, and lift the right hand above the head. Raise the right leg and bend the knee so that the heel can touch the area close to the bum. Start lowering the right hand, to touch the heel of the foot, and return to the initial position. Make 15 repetitions. Then, change the hand and the leg, and do the same on the other side.

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