Do you find it difficult to keep up with a workout routine every single day? If yes, we totally understand your pain. In a world where we are always on the go, it’s tough to find an hour to hit the gym every day. Well, fret not. We spoke to Nidhi Mohan Kamal from NidSun, a Nutritionist and a Trainer about simple exercises you can try at home to reduce your belly fat. Here are five exercises she recommended.
Squats definitely burns those extra calories and help you maintain your core body strength. “I know you’ll say it’s a lower body workout. It is, but it’s also a compound workout which involves various muscle groups so it burns overall fat faster. Also, squats help you get a bigger and more toned butt which would make your waist feel smaller immediately,” Kamal explains.
Planks work for your abs, back and waist, all at once. It’s a great exercise. You can start from a 30 seconds plank and gradually go up to two minutes. “I am a huge fan of how simple it is to do a plank and how effective planks are for your core. It not only strengthens your core and improves balance, but also reduces inches along your waistline,” she says.
3. Glute Bridges
It’s an excellent exercise to to reduce your belly fat and it’s super simple too. “Another very simple workout that can be done by everyone are Glute Bridges. It doesn’t need any equipment and you won’t have to put pressure on your back or on knees to do this,” says Kamal.
This exercise will help you tone your stomach and will burn fat around your belly as well as thigh area. “This is something anyone can do with ease even if they are absolute beginners. All you need is a solid wall and your will to not give up,” says Kamal.
By doing cardio, you lose weight everywhere, including your belly. This is a healthy way of losing those extra pounds. “Any form of it walking, jogging, skipping or stairs is cardio. Whatever is an option, just do it because that’s one way to reduce your overall body fat percentage,” says Kamal.
Other Things You Need To Keep In Mind
Nidhi Mohan Kamal also answers some pertinent questions that we may have before we start working out at home.
How important is eating healthy if you are working out every day?
Diet has a very big role in your overall health. To me, it’s 85% what you eat and 15% what you burn. Food is the fuel that fires your body and if you’re not fueling your body well, no amount of workout would be of any help.
How long do simple exercises like these take to show results?
With a good diet and regular exercise plan in place, it would take you about 6 weeks to see a noticeable change in your body and even for others to notice a change in your body.
Is there any one particular exercise that's suitable for all body types?
Planks! I am a huge fan of how this simple workout functions. It works completely on core muscle strength and your overall body balance.
Well! Now we have no excuses for not working out every day.