Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Aishwarya Vohra who writes for Escentual.com.
Short, intense exercise sessions are a great way to burn a few extra calories each day. Whilst you still need to follow a solid exercise plan, an extra 10 minutes each day can help boost your metabolism and gain a little extra tone.
So, if you’re raring to slip into those skinny jeans in no time, sneak a few minutes during those commercial breaks in your favorite TV programs. Now, who said you can’t get slimmer watching TV? Just follow these easy exercises to reap the benefits of working out less yet melt fat faster!
Commercial Break 1 – Shape those shoulders, lift the bust and flatten your tummy
Hold a soup can or a light dumbbell in each hand then kneel on a slightly flat pillow. Put your arms up at the sides with your elbows bent at right angles. Bring your arms up overhead then slowly put them down back to start position. Then, pull your arms downward, squeezing your shoulders together as you do. Return to start. Repeat the whole process for the duration of the commercial break. How, you say, will this exercise the tummy? The pillow will require balancing and that means your abdominals will be working too. Great bonus, don’t you think?
Commercial Break 2 – Slim the thighs and get rid of jiggling arms and wobbly glutes
Get hold of those soup cans once more but this time stand with your feet apart, each foot in line with the hips, and with your arms hanging at the sides. Step out your right foot behind for a lunge. At the same time, bend your elbows to put your hands in front of you for a bicep curl. Return your foot to starting position then repeat exercise using the left foot. Alternate lunges throughout the commercial break.
Commercial Break 3- Shape the waist, shrink abdomen and burn that back fat
To get the above-mentioned benefits, it is essential to work the core muscles. This exercise works on your hip abductors, the abs and lower back muscles. Sit on the floor with your knees slightly bent. Hold a throw pillow in both hands and with both arms extended in front, lean back, making a 45 degree angle. Make sure you’re not hunched and that your back is straight. Twist your torso to the right, squeezing your abs while doing so. Return to start position. Repeat the process turning to the left. Do the exercise all throughout the commercial break.
Doing these exercises while watching your favorite TV show is sure to whittle out boredom. Besides, the next thing you know, you have to buy a pair of one size smaller jeans because the old ones are looking too baggy on you!
About the Author:
This article has been contributed by Aishwarya Vohra for Escentual.com. She believes in healthy and balanced living. Although she blogs on various topics, her favorites are health, fitness and beauty related issues.