8 Simple Exercises to Reduce Waist Fat
An expanding waistline isn’t just concerning because your favorite pants no longer fit well, but because a fat stomach is connected with numerous health issues including a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, and a doubled risk of premature death. But losing belly fat isn’t always easy. While your diet is the most important contributor to obesity, staying active is crucial as well. Luckily, there are a number of exercises to reduce waist fat you can do right at home!
What you eat plays a major role in how you look. But even if you cut calories, you will only experience limited success. The healthiest people, those with flat stomachs and glowing complexions, don’t just eat right—they exercise.
1. Reach & Catch Crunch:
Start by lying down on your back and then pull your feet in toward your torso (keeping your feet together), so that your knees are raised off the floor. Take both hands and place them on your right thigh, your shoulder blades should be slightly off the floor. Crunch your abs, pulling your hands up your right thigh until they reach your knee. Pretend as if you were catching a ball being tossed to your side. Slowly lower back to the starting position. Slide your hands over to your left thigh and repeat the movement for one to two minutes.
2. Corkscrew Workout:
Lie on your back and let your shoulders relax with your arms resting next to your body. Place your hands palm-down, fingertips stretched towards your feet. Extend your legs upwards until they are vertically above your hips, forming a 90 degree angle with your body and point your toes towards the ceiling.
Slowly lift your hips, placing your legs above your head, parallel to your body and the floor. Rotate your torso to the right side, allowing your legs to move to the right of your head. Then allow your legs to come back down until they reach a 45 degree angle with the mat. Perform the exercise again on the left side and repeat for one to two minutes.