Summer is fast approaching, so you need to take care of your appearance! Discover 6 simple and easy exercises to fight bloating, improve digestion and burn belly fat!
6 exercises to get rid of bloating
Many people silently suffer from bloating, belly fat and poor digestion that give them a bigger belly! To get rid of it healthily and effectively, here are some very easy exercises to do at home.
- The knee-chest
Lie on your back with your arms and legs straight. Inhale, slowly bring your knees up to your chest and clasp your hands around your knees. If you can, put your forearms on your shins and stand with your elbows crossed. Keep your back straight on the floor, shoulder blades flat on the floor and try to push your tailbone (lower back) towards the floor. Hold the position for 1 minute while breathing slowly. Repeat as many times as you can.
- The seated half-twist
For this exercise, you can choose between 2 methods:
In a seated position, create a 90° angle with your trunk and legs straight. Slowly bend your right knee and bring it up toward your chest, then turn to the right. Use your left elbow as leverage against your right knee and try to turn over as much as possible. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Slowly release and do the same on the other side.
In a sitting position, cross your legs, then turn to the right and pull as far as you can. Hold the position for 30 seconds, then slowly release and follow the same process for the other side.
- The chair
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and point your toes forward. Lower your hips as if you were about to sit in a chair, while extending both arms above your head. Keep your chest up and straight and push your shoulders back. Hold this position for 1 minute while breathing slowly. Repeat the exercise as many times as you can.
Stand with your back straight and your hands at your sides. Then take a big step back with your right leg, bend your left knee and clasp your hands behind your back to open your chest. Hold this position for one minute, then slowly release your hands before returning to the starting position. Switch sides and do the same exercise.
- Bridge pose
Lie on your back with your knees bent and the soles of your feet firmly on the floor. Then slowly lift your hips and lower back upward, while pressing your hands and shoulders against the floor to open your hips. Hold this position for 1 minute while breathing deeply.
- Legs against the wall
Lie on your back with your buttocks against the wall. Stretch your legs up against the wall and place your hands flat on the floor. Hold this position for 1 minute. Your breathing should be slow and deep.
You can do a few of these moves or do them all in a series. They will help you get rid of bloating, improve digestion and burn belly fat.