8 Simple Exercise to Reduce Stomach Fat


An expanding waistline isn’t just concerning because your favorite pants no longer fit well, but because a fat stomach is connected with numerous health issues including a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, and a doubled risk of premature death. But losing belly fat isn’t always easy. While your diet is the most important contributor to obesity, staying active is crucial as well. Luckily, there are a number of exercises to reduce stomach fat you can do right at home.



What you eat plays a major role in how you look. But even if you cut calories, you will only experience limited success. The healthiest people, those with flat stomachs and glowing complexions, don’t just eat right—they exercise.

1. Reverse Crunches:

Crunches have always been known to be the best exercise to reduce stomach fat. Reverse crunches is an enhanced version of the exercise, fr better work out.

How to do:

  • Lie on the floor, with your knees raised to 90 degrees and hands resting on the flood with palms down.
  • Then use your abs to bring your legs upto your head.
  • The movement should be slow.
  • Don’t force your body but try harder.

2. Plank:

How to do:

  • Get into push up position on the floor and bend your elbows and keep them on the floor.
  • Ensure that your body is quite straight from head to toe and is kept parallel with the floor.
  • In this position your body gets supported with the elbows and your shoulders take up the weight.
  • Remain in the position as much as you can.
  • Breathe normally during the entire process.
  • This exercise will make your stomach muscles strong.

3. Bicycle Crunch:

How to do:

  • Lie back on the floor and bring your hands behind your head.
  • Bend your legs at an angle of approximately 45 degrees and bring your right knee to your chest while simultaneously straightening your left leg.
  • As you perform this, rotate your torso and bring your right elbow to your left knee.
  • Repeat after switching to the other side.
  • Perform 3 reps of 1 minute each.

4. Bridge Exercise:

This exercise is great for strengthening your core muscles and is also good for the back (read my other post for more great.

How to do:

  • Suck your belly button and keep your body as straight as possible without locking your knees.
  • Continue to breathe and don’t hold your breath.
  • Hold yourself in this position as long as you can, then rest.
  • Repeat 2-3 times. Gradually extend the time of holding yourself in the position.

5. Fingers to Toes:

How to do:

  • Lie on the floor, place your hands by your side and straight and extend your legs towards the ceiling.
  • Breathe in and tighten the abs as you crunch up from the waist and extend the hands toward the toes.
  • Make sure your back remains flat on the floor.
  • Repeat this exercise in 2 sets of 15 repetitions.

6. V- ups:

How to do:

  • Lie with your back on a mat, and extend your arms overhead and your legs in front of you with your feet together . In one movement, contract your abs, pull your legs up, and touch your toes .
  • Exhale as you contract, and keep your feet together throughout the move. Release back down with control.
  • That’s one rep. Immediately contract back up, and complete the recommended number of reps for each set
    Do 12-16 crunches for up to 3 sets at a go

7. Twist Crunch:

Once you are familiar with regular crunches, you can modify the basic crunch to have a more effective and results-oriented tummy exercise.

How to do:

  • Twist crunches are like your regular crunches.
  • But in twist crunches, you have to lift the right shoulder towards your left, keeping the left chest on the ground.
  • When you are starting out, start doing twist crunches 10 times per set.
  • You should aim for two to three sets of twist crunches in your daily routine.
  • Check out the video above for more details on how to do twist crunches.

8. Side to Side Bend:

How to do:

  • Lie on the floor and bend the knees, and your feet should be flat on the floor and the arms by the sides.
  • Take a deep breath and contract the belly muscles by sliding the right hand toward the right foot.
  • Your neck and head should be aligned, and the lower back pressed to the floor.
  • Return to the initial position, switch sides and do 15 repetitions.

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