Planks, sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts, scissors — does the thought of doing these exercises again and again for a flatter stomach make you retch? What if you’re told that you can actually zap your belly fat without doing a single set of these really dreadful exercises? Excited? Then read on to know how!
Trimming the midsection is undeniably one of the most challenging tasks around. It’s in your waistline where unwanted pounds show up first, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise why excess pounds in the area are the last ones to go.
Luckily for you if you cannot stand doing traditional exercises for the belly, it is still very much possible to attain a flattering stomach simply by carrying out a few daily activities. Have the following incorporated into your daily life and it won’t take long before you attain the whistle-bait figure of your dreams:
It’s no secret that leading a sedentary life is bad for your figure and overall health. Did you know that something as simple as standing up more often can help turn your life around? If you want a flatter abdominal area but hate doing sit ups and the rest of the gang, stand up more often. Taking phone calls, answering texts, reading the day’s headlines, waiting for the beef casserole to simmer — you can do all of these things standing up.
If you think that the muscles in your legs are the only ones that get worked out when you walk, think again. Just about any physical activity that requires you to employ your legs is a belly fat-buster. Definitely, you can burn more calories — and speed up the process of trimming your waistline — by brisk walking. By the way, it is said that walking is the best form of exercise because it’s easy on the joints, and it’s great for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Consider ditching the elevator as well as the escalator if you want a traffic-stopping midsection. That’s because using the stairs is a phenomenal exercise for the belly, not to mention it also gives your buttocks a winning shape and tone. Definitely, you can accelerate and boost your gains by taking two steps at a time! By the way, walking up the stairs works out your abdominal muscles more that walking down the stairs.
Do you want to slim down your belly section and at the same time help the environment? Ride a bicycle more often! It’s something that gives your abdominal muscles a great workout. Since it isn’t petrol-powered, a bicycle saves you from contributing to air pollution, as well as noise pollution and heavy traffic! If you have the budget, it’s also a wonderful idea to get a stationary bicycle to get your dose of abdominal workout without leaving your home.
Wading in the Pool
Swimming is a wonderful exercise for your tummy as well as the rest of your body. Just because you don’t know how to swim doesn’t mean that you cannot rely on a swimming pool to give you the figure of your dreams. Did you know that something as simple as wading in the pool gives your midsection a fantastic workout? Basically, wading is just like walking, but with the addition of resistance provided by water all around you.
Moving your body to the beat of your favorite tune is an excellent cardiovascular exercise — that profuse sweating after just a few minutes of swaying, gliding, swirling and twisting is a proof! Because of the flailing of your arms and legs, dancing also helps flatten the midsection. There are so many different types of dances around, and it’s because of this why it is virtually impossible for you to get bored of dancing.
Cleaning the Home
Want to hit two birds with one stone? You can give your home a good cleaning if you want your abode to be spick and span, and your midriff a complete head-turner. All the pushing, lifting, reaching, sweeping and mopping that you have to do can definitely zap belly flab. You don’t have to clean the entire house in one go. Cleaning a room or an area a day or every other day helps give your belly the daily exercise it requires to become flatter.