Exercises That Slim down Your Belly

You need more than exercises that slim down your belly – you need to eat right as well.

Here is a list of easy exercises that can help you to lose those love handles and firm up your abdomen area. Try one or two at a time for a few weeks then review the results you have achieved. Next, move onto a different set of 2 exercises. Don’t strain and if you feel any undue discomfort then stop. At first you will likely feel a soreness for the next day or so. Wait till this has gone before repeating.

  1. Side Twists: Place a firm floor mat on the floor and lie on your back with knees raised and feet flat on the ground. Move both arms out at right angles to your body with hands touching the floor. Breath in and while breathing out move your knees towards left side to touch the floor. You should feel a tightening on the sides of your belly. Repeat in the other direction. Do this exercise 5 times.
  2. The “V-shape”: Place a firm floor mat on the floor and lie on your back. Keeping your legs together, raise your legs and the upper body at an angle of 30 degrees and hold for 30 seconds, then return to the starting position. Breathe normally all through the exercise. Repeat 10 times to begin with, increasing to 30 times. This exercise tightens and contracts your upper and lower abs.
  3. Head Curl: Place a firm floor mat on the floor and lie on your back with your hands at your sides. Make sure the small of your back is in contact with the floor mat at all times. Curl your head up. Don’t use any assistance from your arms to lift yourself.
  4. The Prayer: Kneel on the floor mat, with heels facing upwards. Gradually move your head towards the floor feeling the pressure on your stomach. Hold for 30 seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat this 10 times.
  5. The Mini Prayer: Kneel on the floor mat and sit back on your legs so your heels are touching your bottom. Place your hands on your stomach and move your head towards the floor feeling the pressure on your stomach. Hold for 30 seconds, then return to the starting position. Repeat this 10 times.
  6. The Bicycle: Place a firm floor mat on the floor and lie on your back with your hands at your sides. Make sure the small of your back is in contact with the floor mat at all times. Now start to move your legs as if you are cycling, making slow pedaling motions with both your legs alternatively. Breath normally and exercise for 30 seconds. Repeat this 5 times.