3 easy abs exercises for beginners

3 easy abs exercises for beginners

That little bit of bulge around the midsection can spoil pretty much any outfit, isn’t it? Well, once you’ve got flab around your tummy, no amount of loose tops will help, trust us. What you’ve got to do is get up and exercise. So here are three easy easy abs workouts for beginners:

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Sit on the floor with your knees bent. Your heels should touch the floor and the hands should be on either side of your head. Keep your shoulders relaxed and with your feet on the ground, lay down until your back is flat on the floor. Now rise back up. Do this for a minute. Repeat five rounds. Take 20 second breaks in between. If you find going all the way back difficult, go as far as you can.

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Go down on all fours, with your hands directly underneath your shoulders and hips in line with your knees. Now lift your right hand and extend your arm straight in front, at shoulder height. At the same time, lift your left leg and extend it straight back. Your entire body should be in a straight line. Now bring your left leg to touch your right elbow under your stomach and extend your arm and leg again. Return to starting position. Do five reps for each side.

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Stand with your feet hip-width apart with your hands placed behind your head. Keep your core tight, back straight and shoulders relaxed. Now lift your right leg and raise your right knee and lower your left elbow towards each other. Return to the starting position. Do five reps for each side.

Are you one of those people who can’t sit still the moment they hear music? And no matter what your moves are like, you are the soul of every party? Well then, you have been inadvertently working out. Did you know that dance, apart from lifting your mood, is a great calorie burner? Here are five benefits of dance we bet you didn’t know of:

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Dance helps prevent and treat osteoporosis in both men and women. Post-menopause, estrogen levels in women’s bodies go down significantly and that stops calcium from being absorbed by the bones. Swinging your body keeps the joints lubricated and prevents arthritis.

An individual weighing 150 pounds can lose between 150 and 500 calories per session depending on the intensity. Dance increases blood circulation, burns calories and also improves stamina.  When we dance, the endorphin levels go up. It reduces stress and depression, and in the process it also keeps us away from junk food which we are prone to have when feeling low. Dancing also improves harmony between mind and body, giving a sense of well-being.

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Moving your body reduces stiffness. For example, in ballet, moves like plies and arabesques make the body flexible and supple. If you are not a ballet dancer, you could still try some of the stretches. It will help ease joint pain and post-exercise soreness.

According to a study by Italian researchers, when people with heart diseases started waltzing, their heart health, breathing and quality of life went up significantly compared to those who did other forms of exercise. So dance for the heart.

3 easy abs exercises for beginners

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