Toe dip: Lie on the back, knees bent to 90 degree. Flatten lower back, press back of shoulders against mat. Inhale, as you lower toes towards ground and exhale back to starting position. Windshield wipers: Do the same as above. Focus on deep waist muscles and slowly move your knees to the right as you inhale. Repeat the same on the left side.
Belly fat is not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat — which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs. Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, colorectal cancer and sleep apnea. So if you have a sagging stomach or are unhappy with your mid-section, ab exercises can help tone all of the muscles in your abdomen, give you a leaner, stronger physique and improve your posture.
Simple Tummy Exercises For Beginners
Lie on your back with knees bent to 90-degree angles. Flatten your lower back against a mat and straighten your arms by your sides, lengthening your fingertips. Press the backs of your shoulders against the mat, and slide them down away from your ears. Inhale as you lower your toes toward the ground, then exhale as you return to starting position. Do 5–8 reps.
Lie on your back with knees bent to 90-degree angles. Straighten your arms by your sides, and lengthen your fingertips. Press the backs of your shoulders against a mat, and slide them down away from your ears. Focusing on the deep waist muscles, inhale and slowly move your knees to the right, then exhale and return to starting position. Repeat on the left; that’s 1 rep. Do 5–8 reps.
Plank On The Ball
Kneel in front of a stability ball, draping your abs and hips over the ball. Place your hands on the ground in front of you and walk them out until the ball rolls beneath your thighs (as shown above). Once your body is straight (with a slight arch in your back) and you’re stable, hold for 30 seconds. Focus on lifting belly button and squeezing thighs.