6 Exercises and Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Belly Fat

According to the recent studies, exercising at least 15 minutes a day can help you lose weight, burn fat and increase body energy.

This workout plan is easy to follow and will tone your body in no time. All you need is a yoga mat and some free time.

1. Crunches
Crunches work out your abdominal muscles and burns stomach fat easily.

How to do it: Lie on your back and bend your knees. Keep your feet together or keep them slightly apart. Put your hands behind your head and start lifting the upper part of your body off the floor. Exhale and keep your elbows wide apart. Make sure you flex your abs when doing crunches. Get back to the starting position. Inhale on the way down. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps.

2. Side Bends
Side bends strengthens your obliques, while stretching your upper body

How to do it: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and raise your arms straight up over your head as you inhale. Then, lower your right arm down the right side and stretch the left arm over your head as you exhale, bending your body to the right. Get back to the starting position with your arms overhead as you inhale. Repeat on the other side. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps on each side.

3. Vertical Leg Lifts
Vertical leg lifts strengthen your lower abdominal muscles.

How to do it: Lie on your back with your legs straight and together. Put your arms straight at your sides. Lift both legs up. Make sure to keep them straight. Then, slowly lower your legs to 5 -10 cm above the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds. Perform 3 sets of 10 reps.

4. Boat Pose
Boat pose improves your stamina while reducing belly fat.

How to do it: Sit with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Lean back slightly and lift your feet so that your shins are parallel to the floor. Stretch your arms out in front of you at shoulder height. Keep the pose with your knees bent for about 30 seconds. Make sure to tighten your abs. Put your feet back on the floor and relax for a few seconds. Repeat, but this time with straight legs. Hold the pose as long as you can.

5. Cobra Pose
Cobra pose tones your abs and strengthens your arms and shoulders.

How to do it: Lie down on your stomach and stretch out your legs. Put your hands under your shoulders and move your elbows back. Strengthen your arms and lift your chest up off the floor as you inhale. Press your shoulder blades against your back. Hold this pose for 15-30 seconds. Return to the starting position and exhale.

6. Forearm Plank
Forearm plank strengthens your core muscles and abs.

How to do it: Get down on your forearms. Keep your shoulders directly over your elbows. Your arms should form a 90-degree angle. Step back and lift your knees up. Maintain a straight line from your heels to the top of your head and look down. Tighten your abs and hold the pose for 60 seconds.

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