Flat Stomach Tips
Hello everyone I hear you’ve been working out a lot what’s your goal when working out most people have at least one particular part of their body they’re working to improve what about the stomach that seems to be one everyone is working on these days let’s talk about it here are nine ways you can get a flat stomach in less than a month do we drink lots of water how does improving my posture help anything wait I’ve heard of planking but is that an exercise move we’re talking all of that and more.
Number one: planking planking was a trend that went on in the early 2010’s fortunately you can do this workout in the comfort of your living room rather than on train tracks planking is an exercise meant to work on your core muscles it’s done by laying flat on your stomach and then holding yourself up by your elbows in the plank position from there you are to hold this position for as long as you physically can while this activity can develop your arms biceps back and thighs planking does wonders on your stomach the average person is expected to plank for a minimum of two minutes which means that a lot of these people aren’t making it over that 120 second mark did you know that the record for longest plank ever recorded was made by a Chinese man named Mao with dong in 2016 the time he clocked in was eight hours and one minute a former Marine named George Hood is also featured on the list of longest planks his time five hours and 15 minutes why is he getting a mention I mean that’s a heck of a time difference because George was 57 years old at the time now I’d like to see you guys in your 20s and 30s pull that off not to mention George has probably got a much flatter stomach than you.
Number two: reduce stress now hang on just a second when I say relax I don’t mean motionless on the couch and waste the day away I mean have a breather and try your best to reduce your stress levels feeling stressed out opens the floodgates to several health issues for one we tend to change our eating habits when we’re feeling tense did you know that college students are likely to develop an eating disorder a study conducted at the University of Michigan concluded that 40% of all students had changed their eating habits this can mean anything from eating more to eating less the change in diet is due to the many pressures of college life from academic to financial to social with that being said it’s obvious that college is not the only environment that invites stress if you’re feeling a little worked up mental exercises like meditation can be perfect for relieving frustration this may keep your body from producing more cortisol a hormone known for increasing one’s appetite once triggered cortisol can turn your food directly into belly fat so it’s safe to say the less you’re stressed the less fat below your chest I tried to make that rhyme a little complicated I know.
Number three: drink water out of all the methods were listing in today’s Article this may be the most practical water is 100% calorie free while it’s not scientifically supported most health professionals recommend an equivalent of 2 litres of water per day drinking enough water can trick your body into believing it’s ingesting food but I don’t get it is it that bad I mean don’t you need food of course you do but we sometimes eat when we don’t have to which in many cases explains the excessive belly fat it’s said that if you’re ever feeling hungry down a glass of water and wait 10 minutes if you’re so hungry after that time this is the proper time to eat a water diet can discipline your eating habits and keep you from eating uncontrollably.
Number four: do Pilates you’ve heard of yoga we’ve touched on planking you may have even tried both of them once or twice but if you haven’t been introduced to Pilates yet you’ve got to give it a try Pilates is an exercise meant to improve your level of flexibility muscular strength and endurance when doing Pilates your abdominal muscles serve as the center of all movements giving your core the work out of its dreams as your core goes to work your traverses abdominis is targeted this is a muscle located in your abdominal region that’s normally very hard to reach a good Pilates workout will help you achieve your flat stomach goal quicker than expected as it exercises both your internal and external obliques at the same time.
Number five: eat fiber you’ve touched on water we’ve touched on workouts I think it’s time to discuss your diet for a moment higher fiber intake has been linked to lower risk of belly fat when fibers ingest it it decreases the number of calories you’re able to absorb it does this by slowing down food passing through your digestive tract it’s been said that for every 10 grams of fiber you consume your stomach carries between three point seven to four percent less fat this includes foods like whole grain cereals pears nuts potatoes and broccoli all of those lovely treats you passed on as a child oh and don’t forget brussel sprouts make your grandmother proud would you.
Number six: cut the carbs keeping with the theme of diet one must watch their carbohydrate intake if they’re properly going to shed fat from their bellies to put it simply when trying to lose weight refined carbs can be the devil in disguise we don’t realize how much that odd slice of pizza or bowl of white rice is harming us while between 45 and 65 percent of our 2000 daily calories should come from carbs it’s easy to overdo it and we all wonder why our stomachs stay so pudgy are you aware that studies indicate that people with high intakes of whole grains are 17% less likely to have excess belly fat this includes multigrain bread brown rice barley and quinoa another healthy assortment of foods off grandma’s menu.
Number seven: go for more walks it may sound funny upon suggestion but believe it or not walking is actually great for shedding pounds off your belly did you know that walking between 30 to 40 minutes is an ideal daily task that can shed inches off your waistline not only is it another great way to reduce stress a cool brisk walk can burn close to 600 calories an hour keep in mind that this outcome is only possible when your diet is clean and healthy so it’s safe to say that a bag of chips isn’t a wise choice before an energetic stroll through the park while walking your rectus abdominus will become active this is also known as your six-pack muscle this helps to tighten your lower area keep in mind this can only be done properly when you’re positioned upright and balanced this is a perfect segue into my next point.
Number eight: fix your posture the paunch sitting directly above your waist is sometimes the direct result of terrible posture think about it if you’re constantly slouched over your weak abdominals will eventually have your body looking pretty messy realistically if you stand upright your stomach is gonna look tighter if you stand while exercising your muscles experienced between 7 to 25% more activation than they do while you’re sitting this allows you to burn more calories and helping you get that toned appearance you’ve been dying for.
Number nine: eat peanut butter now that’s something I can get behind this is something we can all get behind unless you know you have one of those allergies I guess in that case you’d have to follow the other 7 methods many of us love a good peanutbutter sandwich but since you’re going to be cutting carbs I guess that’s out of the question on its own peanut butter has two grams of fiber and around eight grams of protein remember how we talked about fiber decreasing the amount of calories you’re able to absorb two tablespoons of peanut butter holds an estimated 188 calories this is the perfect meal to have if you’re looking for a tighter stomach are you looking to flatten your belly have you tried any of these methods sound off in the comments section.