Who doesn’t crave for shapely toned hips, thighs and butt? Sadly, these are the most ignored muscle groups as well, with abs and arms being the most sought after. These muscles are key to not just lower body strength but also support the lower back and hip joints. These joints and muscle groups deteriorate with age and are essential for maintaining proper posture and avoid injuries.
Here are some simple “no-equipment” exercises that you can do in the comfort of your home without paying exorbitant gym fees.
Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. Cellulite is most common in adolescent and adult women around the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. Fortunately, there are several exercises you can do to get rid of cellulite around thighs and butt.
This 10 minute workout of 5 exercises will help burn fat around the hips and give you great shape. To perform side kicks, Keep feet shoulder width apart, raise one leg sideways to your hip level. Make sure your leg is parallel to the floor and hold for 3 counts. Alternate and do 15 counts.
Simple strengthening and stretching exercises can help keep your hip muscles from becoming weak and tight, therefore decreasing your risk of injury and discomfort. Exercises to strengthen worn hip joints are needed to keep your legs functioning properly. You need to consistently do the stretches and exercises to reap the best results.
If you’re someone who is confined to a 9 to 6 desk job, sitting at the computer all the time, this yoga sequence will definitely work wonders for you. Poses like baby pose, fire log pose, low lunge, reclined bound angle pose, etc will help you open the hips, release tension in the lower back and legs.
We’ve been told repeatedly about how water is great for the body, skin and more. It can help flush out toxins, helps you stay at your optimum levels and even clears out your acne! Consume fruits and vegetables with high water content as the liver requires water to convert fat into energy and also to boost your metabolism.
Child Pose relieves stress, but is not advised for pregnant women. Warrior Pose I strengthens back, shoulders and arm muscles. This not recommended for heart disease patients. Warrior Pose II increases stamina, but people with neck pain should avoid. Cobbler’s Pose revitalizes abdominal region and Downward Dog Pose relieves depression and improves digestion.