What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of exercise?
We can guess, at least we think we can dread? A sweat session isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun unless you’re a fitness fanatic then that is your ultimate idea of fun! But, even a fitness junkie gets bored of doing the same exercise moves over and over again, especially when it comes to working on your midsection.
It’s like no matter what you do; it doesn’t change fast enough. So, you start to get demotivated and feel like you’re wasting your time. But, did you think that maybe you don’t have to do the standard sit-ups and crunches to blast away your belly to get that flat look you’re so desperately after?
Yes, there are other, fun, exercises you can do that will work miracles on your midsection.
Skipping ropes are a brilliant way to burn calories and tone your stomach. You’ll have to stand up straight, tighten your core, and your rear-end. What you’ll need to keep in mind is that you don’t have to jump up high, just get your toes high enough off of the ground for the rope to go under. Just 10 minutes a day of skipping rope will work wonders on your endurance, and it will help you lose those last few pounds that seem to be stuck to you like glue.
If you’re bored and really want a change, you can sign up for a dancing class, or even look up YouTube videos. Play your favorite music and get moving. You might want to wait until you’re all alone at home before you get started on doing the twist, which is fantastic for a whole body workout.
Ah, the hula hoop, some people can get it to spin round and round, and others can get it to fall to the ground ever so delicately. If you’re one of the people that can’t get a hula hoop to stay up, make it your challenge to keep it around your hips, just watch how excited you’ll get when you finally get it to stay around your hips for a minute straight. And if you’re one of those lucky people who doesn’t struggle to keep it up, well then, have fun learning cool tricks. We forgot to mention this affordable item works on your core, shoulders, back, chest, and if you move around while hula hooping your legs, too.
Yes, you and a friend could be shredding off calories if you head to the garden or a park with a frisbee. You’ll strengthen your arms while you learn different throwing techniques. But, it’s catching the frisbee that’ll get you moving. Start off with a little distance between you and your friend, and as you both get better increase the distance, you’ll have a blast while you’re bonding. What else could be as productive?
Bring the Hawaiian Luau back to life in your home, and work out muscles you normally wouldn’t even use. What’s great about the limbo is that you’re not just exercising but you’re stretching and working on your flexibility at the same time.
Feel like you’ve gone back to school and you’re in gym class? There’s a good reason that your gym teacher had you doing this exercise at the beginning of the class, it’s brilliant for a cardio boost that works your arms, tummy, back, and legs. Try doing 50 a day and see how your body changes in exactly a week. You’ll be just as amazed as we were.
You don’t really need to learn to do the fancy kicks and punches. All you need is thin air and your body to work your legs, arms, core, and back. The next time someone gets right under your skin, try punching and kicking out that frustration for 10 minutes, not only will you have had a venting session, but you would have had a great exercise session as well.
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