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2 Exercises For A Slim Waist, Which Actually Work!

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Many of us might have heard of the terms 'muffin top' or 'love handles', which are used to describe the fat accumulation around your waist.

Imagine you wear a pair of fitted jeans or a figure-hugging dress, the fat around your waist stands out, making your body look disproportionate and unattractive.

Many a times, even if you aren't obese or overweight, you can still have a large amount of fat deposited around your waist that can come in the way of you looking fit.

If you manage to lose the fat around your waist, it will definitely make way for a sculpted look!

Apart from making you look unfit, the fat around your waist can also be a sign of poor health.

exercises for a slim waist

Excess accumulation of fat around your waist could mean that the cholesterol and fat levels in your blood are high, putting you at a risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart-related ailments, hypertension, obesity, etc.

Lack of a proper exercise regimen, a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet can be the main causes for excessive fat accumulation around your waist.

So, if you want to get rid of that muffin top, start doing these exercises on a regular basis!

1. Bicycle Crunches

This exercise helps to tighten your abdomen and also helps in burning the fat that is accumulated around your waist at a faster rate.

exercises for a slim waist

How It's Done:

  • Lie down on your back, on a mat. 
  • Keep your palms below your head. 
  • Now, raise your left leg and bring it towards your torso and try to bring your left knee in contact with your right elbow. 
  • Now, repeat the same process with your right knee and left elbow. 
  • Do at least 15 repetitions and 2 sets of this exercise, every day.

2. Vertical Hip Lift

By doing vertical hip lifts, on a daily basis, you can strengthen your core region and also attain a slimmer waist.

exercises for a slim waist

How It's Done:

  • Lie down on your back, on a mat. 
  • Keep your legs straight, toes pointing upwards. 
  • Now, bring your hands to your sides and keep them straight and resting on the mat, fingers pointing towards your feet. 
  • Next, tighten your abdominal region and lift up both your legs to create an 'L' shape with your body. 
  • Stay in that position and lift your hips slightly. 
  • Now, bring your legs down gently. 
  • Repeat this exercise for at least 15 times, in 2 sets each.
Read more about: diet, fitness, health, weight loss
Story first published: Friday, June 17, 2016, 19:30 [IST]
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