The Hidden Health Risk
A new study shows that excess fat around the middle is in fact more unhealthy than being overweight.
Fat around the waist can increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and even cancer (especially breast cancer).
If you did cardio or HIIT daily and stood by healthy diet, but notice there is still some belly fat left you should try Yoga and pilates, it can help you stabilize the core and boost the metabolism as well.
Studies claim that yoga can help us gradually change our eating habits, to improve our mood and sleep as well. They also influence our weight and fat excess.
Doing yoga is a start, but not entirely magic for your belly fat.
Healthy diet is a good starting point as well practicing workouts at least 3 times per week.
The five waist slimming stretches – yoga
Here are the best 5 yoga poses for reducing belly fat. Breathe, relax and take some time.
This pose makes the abs stronger and removes the belly fat. Also upper body is getting stronger and more flexible. Lie on the belly and stretch the legs. The palms are under the shoulders. Touch the floor and toes with the chin. Breathe and raise the chest up as you bend back. Hold this for half a minute and exhale. Do 5 reps of 15 seconds.
2. Mountain pose
This makes a better posture and belly area. Stand with flat feet, heels are spread and big toes can touch. The back is straight and hands are on each side to the body. The hands are stretched and palms closed. With a deep breathe stretch the spine. Raise the palms up and above the head. Lift the ankles and stand on the toes. The eyes look up. If you can’t do this, keep feet flat and eyes up. Breathe normally for half a minute and exhale. Relax the feet and do 10 reps. Rest 10 and keep again.
3. Stand forward bend
This will press the abdomen and you will bend forward. It is Mountain pose. Hands are on each side of the body and feet rest while heels touch. The back is straight, take a deep breath and lift the hand. Exhale, bend forward and go to the ground. Breathe in and out and bend more. Try to touch the floor with palms straight spread. Touch the ankles and toes too. Hold the breath, tuck in the tummy and stay for a minute. Breathe out, leave the feet and floor and elevate. Do 10 reps and 10 seconds rest.
4. Bow pose
This makes the belly stronger and digestion better. Lie on the belly and stretch the legs while arms are on each side. Bend the knees and reach for the ankles. When you lift, inhale and bend the head back. Breathe normally now. When you exhale, return to first position. Do 5 reps with 15 seconds rests.
5. Board pose
Makes the shoulders toned, arms, thighs and butt too, but also belly. Start with the knees and hands are under the shoulders. Tuck in toes and step back to extend the legs. Breathe deeply and look to the palms, neck and spine must be aligned. Hold the abs tight as straight line. Hands must be flat on the floor and fingers apart. Stay like this 20 seconds and do 5 reps. Breathe out and fall on the knees. Do 5 reps and 15 sec. rests.