How to Get a Flat Stomach

Everyone wants to be fit simply because they have forgotten the way it feels. One of the things that people miss about themselves is their flat midsection. For some people, they probably kissed goodbye to their trim tummy after high school, after the babies or since they took a desk job.

However, you should get ready for a reunion with because here are some fitness tips for your midsection which you can apply. A flat stomach will never come easy, especially if you’ve put on the pounds after a long hiatus from exercise. You should always be aware that you need to take good care of what you eat and what you put in your mouth. So here are some tips on how to get a flat tummy in no time.

Exercise while at your desk

One of the best exercises that you can do is the seated knee lift. This exercise will not only give you back your abs but it’s a plus for women because you can actually do it while you’re in a skirt or heels without getting down on the floor.

To do it, you sit up straight in a firm armless chair, grab the chair’s edges just in front of your hips. Then, while you support yourself with your own hands, try to draw up your knees very slowly towards your chest. Breathe out as you do this.

Have your lower back pressed up against the chair. Hold for a count or two then slowly lower down your knees. This is definitely a better exercise than reaching for your chocolate candy bar at the bottom drawer.

Go after those abdominal exercises

These are the good old fashioned ab exercises that you know but be careful what you do and how you do them. One of the few ab exercises that you can do is the leg-up crunch. This is all about letting your ab muscles do all the work when you exercise.

If your legs are up on a chair or bed, you will be able to make a basic crunch much more difficult, and in the process, much more effective. You do it by lying on your back with your knees bent and your lower legs placed horizontally on top of a chair. Your thighs should be vertical and the hips should be very close to your chair.

You start by curling your back ever so slowly for approximately 30 degrees off the floor, then you hold. Go down slowly to the floor. If you want a more challenging workout try lifting and holding your legs straight up in the air. Just be sure that you don’t substitute your fast, old-fashioned, legs on the floor sit-ups because they won’t do anything but strengthen your hips instead of your midsection.

It’s important that you remember to stay active the whole day through. Just because you have a lot of weight to lose doesn’t mean that you should be discouraged and that you should just sulk and wait for the inevitable. The point is, you can do something about it.

Stay active and exercise while at work, walk while you can and when you’re all alone in the comfort of your own room, try to get in a few abdominal exercises to tone that midsection little by little.