Having a sedentary lifestyle can lead to numerous health issues, including obesity, osteoporosis, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, type 2 diabetes, as well as premature death.
Nevertheless, most of the people spend too much time sitting down, which commonly results in increased abdominal fat.
Losing Belly Fat While Sitting
Being required to sit for extended period of time because of your job doesn’t necessarily mean that your work has to impede with your physical activities.
Here are 5 simple chair exercises that will help you to rapidly burn your excess fat and tone your body without going to the gym.
In order to do this exercise, you should sit down with your legs extended and your toes pointed. Bend your arms by the sides and hinge back until your shoulder blades lightly touch the back of the chair.
Lift your legs low in front of you and bend your left knee towards your chest. While doing so, turn your right shoulder towards the knee and pull your left elbow back.
Then, rapidly repeat the same with the other side. You should do 30 alternating repetitions of this exercise.
Sit near the edge of your chair with your fingers facing the ground. Lean backward and slowly extend both of your legs in front of you. Bend your knees and bring them toward your chest. Do 15-20 repetitions of this exercise.
Seated Oblique Twist
While sitting in a chair, twist your torso and touch your right elbow with your left knee. By doing so, bend forward and contract your abdominal muscles.
Then, return to an upright position and repeat the exercise by bringing your left elbow to your right knee. You should do 3 sets of 10 repetitions.
To do chair squats, you should stand in front of the chair and extend your arms parallel to the floor with your palms facing down.
Push your hips back slowly, bend your knees, and sit down. Then, stand back up and return to the initial position. Do 2 sets of 15 repetitions.
Plank Knee Cross
Place your forearms on the seat of the chair and step back into a plank position. Next, lift your right knee and bring it towards the inside of your left arm.
Pause for a few seconds, return to the starting position and repeat the exercise by bringing your left knee toward the inside of your right arm.
While doing this exercise, you should keep your hips low and your core engaged. Do 15 to 20 repetitions.