Tips to flatten your abs
- 6 Months ago
There are plenty of ways through which you can exercise your core muscles and flatten your abs
Do High-Intensity Training
High-intensity training is to perform intervals of very intense activity, such as sprinting, rowing or jumping, with short breaks in between. This way of exercising makes your body burn extra fat and increases your metabolic rate, even long after you've finished your workout. High-intensity training has been shown to have superior effects on fat burning, compared to other types of exercises, and is especially effective for slimming the waistline.
Strengthen Your Core
Crunches and other abdominal exercises can benefit both your overall health and appearance. A strong core will also improve your posture and prop up your spine, allowing you to appear taller and more confident. Furthermore, core exercises help you strengthen the muscles that ultimately hold in your belly, making you appear leaner. Aim to do core exercises that engage all your core muscles, such as planks or Pilates roll-ups.
As you commute, work on your core
While driving to work or in public transport, a few isomeric contractions would serve you good. Pull your abs in and without holding your breath, contract. Hold the position for a few seconds and relax
Sneak Extra Activity Into Your Day
You can easily sneak extra activity into your day by increasing the amount of non-exercise activity you do. This involves walking, standing, moving around and basically everything other than exercise training, sleeping, and eating. Make it your goal to walk around while talking on the phone, stand up regularly, work at a standing desk or take the stairs whenever possible.
Eating portion-controlled meals that include protein-rich foods, whole grains and healthy fats throughout the day is the best way to eat for a flat belly. People who eat fiber-rich foods like whole grains lose more abdominal fat than others.
Too much stress can contribute to a pot belly. Stress increases levels of cortisol, a hormone that seems to direct fat to our middle. To keep levels low, try this 5- to 10-minute stress reducer: Find a quiet, comfortable place to sit. Next, take several slow, deep breaths to help clear your mind. Continue breathing deeply and repeat the word "om" to yourself as you exhale. (If you get distracted, just bring your focus back to the word "om") Practice this for 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day.
Try making these exercises a part of your daily routine and see the difference in your abs!