Friday, July 3, 2009

Tone Up!

Here are some easy tips for losing weight and toning up your abs, legs & back. I recently read them somewhere. They do not require enrollment at a gym and can be done at home or outdoors.

  • Walking briskly or jogging for 30 minutes daily.

  • Whenever possible pulling in our stomach as much as we can, holding for a few seconds and releasing. This is a great way to tone our abs. Similarly, squeezing and releasing our butt will help in getting firmer hips.

  • Lying on our back with our feet raised up towards the ceiling (at an angle of 90 degrees to the floor), lifting our hips towards the head in a back & forth movement will tone up lower abs.

  • For some of us, our body tends to store fat on our back. To lose that flab, lie down on your stomach, facing downward. Place your palms on your back below the waist. Slowly pull your shoulders up and back, keeping your feet on the ground. Repeat 20 times.

  • To firm your legs, stand with your hands on your hips or resting on a wall (for support). Raise your right let to the side of your body as high as you can. Keep your back straight. Bring your leg down without touching the floor. Repeat 20 times. Do the same exercise with your left leg.

  • Drinking 10-12 glasses of water daily helps flush out the toxins from our body and give us a glowing complexion.

  • And of course, easier for some but very difficult for most of us - avoiding sweets and fried food as much as possible :)

1 comment:

Urvazeee said...

I landed on yur blog while hunting for 2 States review...and i find you amazing. Your thinking attitude is same as mine, be it weight losing or book reading and other stuff. Though i have been reading much about reducing weight, this article was great, esp. the exercises...i dint find them anywhere!!! I will buzz on yur blog now on!!!