Who does not want to be fit and smart? Surely, everyone dreams of having a perfect body as it gives you confidence and good looks. People struggle to burn the belly fat. They start dieting or take slimming medicines. Some even go for surgeries. But believe it or not, exercise is the only way to get yourself into a perfect shape.
Living in the urban areas, in the midst of tall buildings and shopping malls, you may not have access to parks or running tracks where you can jog or stretch your body. But do not worry, here are some exercises which you can try at home. They are simple but require consistency. Make it a routine to practice these exercises and notice the benefits yourself.
- Twist crunch
This exercise requires you to lie down on a mat or a floor (any hard surface) and place your legs and feet flat on the ground. Place your hands under your head, and then lift your right shoulder towards your left in a way that your head, neck, and shoulders lift off the ground. Hold yourself for a few seconds and then relax again. Then lift your left shoulder in the same way. Repeat the same procedure at least 6 times.
Burpee requires a little bit of effort but reduces the stubborn abdominal fat. The 4 steps of this exercise are really fun to do. First of all, bend your knees and take a squat position with your palms flat on the ground. Second, stretch your feet back and get into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended. Thirdly, get back into a squat position immediately and at last, stand up from the squat position. That’s 1 rep. Do it at least 3 times if you are a beginner.
3. Vertical leg crunch
This is the simplest exercise that you can do without any difficulty. To perform it, lie down on the floor with legs and feet placed on the ground. Keep your hands behind your head and then lift up your legs completely straight so that they are perpendicular to the floor. After this gently, lift up your torso i.e. the upper body. Hold on for a while and then start lowering your upper body, then gradually place your feet back on the ground. It should be a slow descent. Don’t hurry in relaxing.
It is better to repeat it 10 times for better results.
4. Sumo squats
In sumo squats, you need to stand with your feet wide to make a 45-degree angle. Then bend your knees and make sure that your thighs are perpendicular to the floor. In other words, make a 90-degree angle squat. Then join your hands and make them meet your chin. Stay in the position for about 3-4 seconds and then slowly stand up, straightening your legs. Try to do as many squats as you can in 30 seconds.
These four exercises will actually turn you into a smarter person. So why not try them? What you need to remember is, that be consistent whenever you start doing some exercise, because only consistency and hard work will yield amazing results.