Exercises That Can Help in Losing Belly Fat

Having excessive fat anywhere on your body serves as a huge health risk but belly fat is particularly insidious. Moderate-intensity exercise may help shrink belly fat, however, patience is required as losing fat through exercise can take several months. Here are a few of those exercises:


Using strength training helps in loss of body fat. It helps to build muscle thus improving the ratio of fat to lean tissue on your body. Great proportions of lean tissues burn more calories. Working your primary muscle groups regularly(chest, hips, arms, legs, back) stimulates the release of hormones which assist you in burning fat, especially from your belly. If you happen to be brand new to strength training, you should probably start with light weights and concentrate on mainly honing your form. Increase your weights as time goes by. Examples of exercises to start with include hip hinge, chest press and triceps kickbacks.


Lie down flat with your knees bent and feet firmly on the ground or alternatively you can lift your legs at a 90-degree angle off the floor. Keep your hands crossed on your chest or you can place them behind your neck. Lift your upper torso off the floor while exhaling. Inhale as you’re going down and exhale as you’re coming up. Do this around 10 times as a beginner and more as you progress with your exercise. Don’t jerk your head forward while performing crunches for it will put pressure on your neck thus resulting in pain. Ensure that your entire upper torso is lifted off the ground but do not sit straight. Your back should be at an angle of around 30-40 degrees with the ground.


Lie on the floor with your hands behind your head as you do in crunches. Slightly bend your knees as you lift them off the ground. Bring your left leg towards your chest while keeping your right leg away. Then bring the right leg towards your chest while keeping the left leg away. Repeat this simultaneously as if riding a bicycle in mid-air. Keep this up for about 3-5 minutes.


This is certainly for beginners who are in a rush to lose weight. Stand with your legs wide apart. Make sure they are wider than your hip width and slightly bend your knees. Put both your arms in front of you at shoulder length and keep them parallel to the ground. Take a big step forward with your right leg then sit down as if you’re on a chair keeping your right leg at a 90 degree angle while supporting your left leg with just your toes. Make sure your back is straight. In that position twist your upper torso to the left and then to the right. Make sure to not twist your legs as you’re doing this. Repeat this 15 times.


Stand fully straight with your legs kept together and your hands on your hips. Bend your body to the right as far as possible with your right hand on your hip while your left hand is stretched upwards until you feel a strain on your left waist. Maintain that position for about 15 seconds. Return to the original position and do the vice versa towards your left side.

Other exercises include walking, running, swimming, jogging and cycling. Remember to also keep a close watch on your diet because you need sufficient energy to do these exercises and eating the right food also plays major role in losing belly fat.

Top Three Yoga Poses for Women

So you’ve spent the whole day going through work, doing all of your various errands, and slowly going down your to do list. Now you hardly have any energy left for anything else. You need to relax, and enjoy some time to yourself finally. You can do this with yoga! When you do yoga, it easily brings your body into balance. It helps your body to restore your weak muscles and helping you to stretch the tight muscles so it can repair itself. Your body heals with yoga by reducing your risk of injury, reducing pain immediately, and makes your whole body let go of the pent up energy and strain. The deep breathing you do during yoga helps a lot too. It’s really beneficial for your physical and mental health.

So get rid of all your daily stress with these suggested poses for women two or three times a week.

The Child’s Pose

Kneel face-down on a mat, with your feet touching behind you and your arms stretched out over your head. Sit back on your heels why still kneeling down with your forehead resting on the mat. Do this for at least 1-2 minutes and do deep breaths the entire time. This is a great pose for stretching your back, hips, and the quad muscles.

The Downward Dog

From a standing position, bend your knees and slowly put your hands on the floor. In this all fours position, bring your feet almost together, like a few inches apart. Then take your hands and put them shoulder width apart. Press down firmly with your hands and straighten your legs out, so your body looks like a triangle. You can move your hands or feet forward or backward to make the position more comfortable, or you can also bend your knees slightly if your legs are too tight.

Relax your neck and breathe deeply. Hold this for at least a few minutes. This works on your spine, calves, and hamstrings really well. It also really increases your circulation and helps you to strengthen your upper body.

The Warrior 2

Standing up, put your feet four feet apart form each other. Turn the right foot so the toes points towards the front of your mat. Turn your other foot, so that it’s at an 30 degree angle. Rises your arms to shoulder height, and make them and your hands parallel to the floor. Bend your right knee, so that leg forms a 90 degree angle. Tuck your tailbone downward as you gently draw your stomach in. Hold for about a minute, then straighten your right leg, turn, and do this same pose on the other side for the same amount of time.

This will make your core firmer, and tone your arms. It’s really good for the hips, inner thins, and chest too. So these were some of the best poses you can do for basic yoga. They should really help you release some of the tension for your day. Yoga for women doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be easy and fun to do.