10 Exercises To Flatten Your Belly While Sitting Down
Sedentary lifestyle can contribute to numerous health issues, including heart ailments, diabetes, obesity, and even cancer. However, luckily, there are some exercises that you can do right in a chair.
Here are some of them:
1. Double knee lift
This mini exercise will help you to strengthen your belly muscles.
What you have to do is to put your legs together, holding the side of the chair with your hands. After that, raise your knees to the chest. Put them down, but do not touch the ground. Make 10 – 20 repetitions.
2. Knee-to-chest lift
This exercise will help you to burn belly fat, strengthen abdominal muscles and aid digestion.
What you have to do is to lift the right knee to the chest while sitting with your spine straight. Put your feet on the ground. With your hands, pull the right knee closer to the chest. Repeat 20 times with each leg.
3. Toe touches
This mini exercise will help you to burn hip and belly fat.
What you need to do is to extend your arms and turn your body to the right. Place your feet on the ground. After that, bend and touch the ground with the right hand. Hold for a minute. Repeat 20 times.
4. Oblique stretches
This exercise will help you to strengthen glutes, belly and waist muscles.
What you have to do is to place the left hand on the left arm and put the right hand above your head. Then, lift your right leg and bend the knee, touching the bum.
After that, lower the right hand and touch the foot. Repeat 15 times. Then, change legs and hands and repeat the exercise.
5. Double knee lift with side bends
This exercise will help you to engage oblique muscles and burn belly fat.
What you need to do is to sit on a chair with the back straight. Then, bend the body on one side, put your legs together and sit on the glute, thus lifting your knees to the chest. Repeat 10 – 20 times.
6. Wooden leg
This exercise will help you to increase strength in your lower body.
What you have to do is to sit on a chair and extend the right leg in front of you. Hold for a few seconds and then elevate it as high as you can. Repeat 15 times with both legs.
7. Full body fit
This exercise will help you to burn shoulder and belly fat.
What you have to do is to elevate your body over the chair, making sure the hips and legs are in the air. After that, pull your knees to the chest and hold for 20 seconds. Lower your legs. Repeat 4 times with both legs.
8. Knee-to-elbow lift
This exercise will help you to strengthen your abdominal and oblique muscles.
What you have to do is to lift the right knee to the chest while sitting on a chair with your back straight. Place your hands behind your head. After that, bend the torso and touch the right knee with the left elbow. Repeat 15 times.
9. Knee pull ups
This exercise will help you to strengthen lower and core abs and burn belly fat.
What you have to do is to place your feet on the floor while sitting tall on the chair. Keep the back straight, while elevating your right knee to the chest. After that, bring the arms to the shin; it will stretch your lower abs.
10. Pull up
This exercise is beneficial for your core, arms, shoulders, and back.
To do it, you will need a chair without wheels. What you need to do is to place your arms on the armrests and push yourself off the chair, lifting your knees. Hold this position as long as possible and slowly come back down.
Even if you are not exercising make sure you are sitting properly at the desk. Jason Quieros, a chiropractor, claims that it is of utter importance that the desk chair is at adequate height in order to reduce neck and back strain. The desk chair provides support to the body during the day.