Over the festive and holiday season, it’s natural to relax, have fun, and be jolly. However, some of us may have got just a little bit too jolly. If you’ve indulged in too much turkey and delectable desserts and your jeans aren’t thanking you for it, it might be time to consider exercising. If you’re strapped for time, but you want to burn stomach fat fast, consider any of these five exercises below.
Crunches aren’t as bad as they sound – and they most certainly don’t make you “crunch.” However, they are one of the best stomach fat burning exercises you can do at home for a reason. They work. You just need to lie on your floor, bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground. Put your hands behind your head or crossed on your chest and lift your torso. As you raise your upper torso, you will begin to feel a burning sensation around your abdomen area and this an indication that your body is working hard.
Complete two or three sets of 10 per day and be sure to let all your effort go into your abdomen opposed to your neck or head. You can also try other variations such as a butterfly crunch, shoulder press with side crunch, and a crossover crunch with dumbbells.
While this fat-burning exercise is called Bicycle, it doesn’t involve one! A bicycle exercise involves you lying on the ground with your hands behind your head. You then lift your legs, bending your knees and begin “pedaling” as you would on a cycle – e.g., your left knee forward and your right knee away followed by your right knee forward and your left knee away. The repetitive motion is beneficial for fat burning around your abdomen.
- Lunge Twist
If you’ve moved yet another notch on your belt and you’re ready to take action, it might be worth trying lunge twists. This exercise is perfect for beginners who don’t have the time to head to the gym but want to see results fast.
It’s a simple process that starts by standing with your legs apart and your knees bent. Put your hands in front of you until you’ve aligned them with your shoulders, and lunge forward with your right leg. In this position, you should be at a 90-degree angle to the floor, with your left leg back and your spine straight. The fat burning aspect is the next step, which involves you twisting your torso left and right. Repeat this process for 10-15 twists before swapping legs.
Who would have thought that something you do every day could be one of the most beneficial fat-burning exercises? Believe it or not, walking, which doesn’t require a gym membership or any specialized exercise equipment, is going to transform your body. Begin a healthy diet and walk at a decent pace for at least four days per week. You will see the most benefits if your walk is between half an hour and 45 minutes. Walking will increase your metabolism, boost your heart rate, burn calories, and get rid of that unwanted festive fat. It’s free, low impact, and efficient.
If you’re looking to burn fat fast, it might be time to put a bathing suit on and get swimming. There are so many benefits associated with heading to the swimming pool. Not only do you burn weight fast, but you tone your body, get fit, and burn calories! What’s more, it can help you cool down in the summer months when regulating your body temperature becomes a little more challenging.
If you want to burn stomach fat fast and you’re not sure where to begin, consider any of these five exercises listed above. You will be back to your old slim self in no time!