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Best Exercises to Reduce Arm Fat

In 2018, fashion and glamour is important. So if you are attending a party or any occasions, and thinking about wearing sleeveless dresses, you must have thought of wearing them twice. The reason is flappy arms. The excessive fat in the arms, stuck like a sloth often deludes you from the best appearance you want.

We all desire well – toned and sculpted arms, which you can get without any treatment, naturally through exercises. Simple and basic workouts, that too in your home will give your strong and muscular arms. Here are the best exercises to reduce arm fat.

1. Push Ups:

The most popular and a simple freehand exercise. Push-ups are literally the best exercise for your arms. They concentrate mostly on your biceps, tricep muscles, forearms, and shoulders.

The main advantage of a push up is what you don’t need any weight or support.

Steps:

  1. Lie down straight on your stomach.
  2. Now keeps your feet together, keep your hands wider than your shoulders, stretch your elbows and keep them straight.
  3. Now bend your elbows, and lower your body. Your entire force should be on your arms and shoulders.
  4. Push up your body with your arms and get back to the initial position.

10 reps are recommended for beginners with 3  sets. You can also get variations of push-ups by widening your arm length or keeping them close from the original position.

2. Triceps Dips:

The Ying to the Yang of push-ups, triceps dips are just the opposite to push-ups. They concentrate on your triceps and forearms more than your biceps. They also help you get strong shoulders. You will need a chair for this exercise.

Steps:

  1. Place the chair or a desk in a steady position.
  2. Keeping a distance of 3 feet, turn around and place your hands on the chair or desk.
  3. Your arms should be at shoulder width apart from each other.
  4. Move a few steps from the chair. Keep your upper body straight and bend your knees. Your leg should be static.
  5. Push down your body with your triceps and shoulders and pull them up.

15 reps with 3 sets are recommended for beginners.

3. Push Ups and Rotation:

This is one of the best exercises out there which reduces arm fat and also develops your core muscles. This exercise is great for chest, shoulders, arms, and core.

Steps:

  1. Start with a normal push up position.
  2. Complete a push-up, come up. Rotate your upper body.
  3. If you are rotating to the right, your left arm should be in the air and your body should be in support of the right arm. Repeat on the other side.

10 reps with 2 sets are recommended for beginners.

4. Arm Rotations:

Another classic and absolutely easy exercise good for your arms. It distributes the workout in the arms equally and acts on your arms.

Steps:

  1. Stand on the floor straight.
  2. Extend your arms to your side and keep them straight.
  3. Now rotate them clockwise and counter-clockwise.

15 reps for both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions for beginners.

5. Sideways Plank Walk:

Plank is like the initial position of a push-up. Now lateral walking in this position develops core muscles and your arms too. Helps in gaining better balance.

Steps:

  1. Take a plank position. Keep your feet together.
  2. Now move your right arm to the left, so it makes a crossing position. Simultaneously move your left leg to the left.
  3. Now move your left hand on the left and join your feet by moving your right leg to the left.
  4. Come back to the normal plank position.
  5. Similarly, repeat the steps on the right side.

10 reps with 2 sets are recommended for beginners.

6. Bird Dog:

As the name goes the exercise is actually much effective and easy to perform. Helps in toning your arms and legs. Also strengthens your back.

Steps:

  1. Get into position with your hands and knees together, with your knees placed below your hips and arms below your shoulder.
  2. Now raise your left hand and simultaneously your right leg, straight in one line with your body.
  3. Hold the position for 10 seconds. Get back to initial position and repeat on the other side.

15 reps on both sides are recommended for beginners.

These are some exercises to sculpt your arms and reduce arm fats. With daily routine and discipline, you can be confident with your sleeveless outfits and show off your hard work.

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Best Exercises to Tone Your Legs and Butt

I am sure you hate all that extra fat on your leg, thigh, and butt, especially when you wear a particularly enticing piece of clothing. We usually have this huge misconception that to tone our muscles we need highly technologically advanced gym equipment, or cycle for hours on end, or swim your legs off. In fact, there are a series of easily doable and non-strenuous exercises which you can perform at home. The magic trick is to exercise all those latent and sleepy strains of muscles you’ve got. Also, do not exercise every day, otherwise you’ll over-strain your muscles. These exercises should be done on non-consecutive days, with a 45 second rest period between exercise set.  Here are some basic exercises to tone your superb legs and butt, just for you.

  1. Warrior III

Strengthen your core and tone your legs with this powerful yoga pose! To accomplish this, form a T with your torso and the non-dominating half of your leg (left, for the right-handed and vice versa). Stand in an attention position, lift your leg and stretch it backwards, bend forward at 90⁰ to your leg with the arms stuck to your side. Hold the position and count 5 breaths, then slowly exhale and stand up. This miraculous exercise tightens your hamstring and calf muscles.

  1. Hip Lift Progression

Lie down on a yoga mat with your knees bend, and your arms at your side. Slowly, lift your hip and thigh up in the air. Hold this position for one month, then gently lower yourself down. For an added challenge to this exercise, you can also lift one of the leg up in the air, provided you keep your thighs parallel. This extremely easy exercise is sure to shape up your butt nicely.

  1. The Ballerina Lunge

Lunges are the most effective as well as popular way to tone your legs. Have you ever seen a ballerina’s legs? They are to be envied. It’s mostly because of the lunges that they perform almost daily. It is one of the fastest way to tone your leg muscles. Copy a ballerina lunge, keep your abs straight, and do ten short pulses of the lunge. Keep switching sides for best results.

  1. Toe Taps

This is a really good way to tone your butt. Also, it is super easy. Just lie down on your back, raise your feet in such a way that your thighs are perpendicular to the ground. Now, slowly and steadily, tap your toe to the ground. Repeat it with the other toe too. This tones the lower part of the butt and is a great way to strengthen your core muscles.

  1. Chair Squat

Box squat, also called chair squat, is an easy alternative to the common squat where the focus is on the concentric part of the movement, because it eliminates momentum from the movement, causing your muscles to push harder. This will no doubt strengthen and tone your glutes. All you need is a chair and your own self to do this fantastically easy exercise! Squat down as you normally do, but pause just before you touch the seat if the chair! Come up slowly and steadily. Repeat this a few times.

  1. Goblet Squat

Work your inner thighs, butt, quads, and hamstrings with this extremely easy exercise. Your feet should be more than the usual shoulder-width apart, with your toes turned slightly out for better tension. Goblet squat is one of the best exercises for your quadriceps, because the weight of the dumbbell in the front helps to stabilize your spine and keep it straight. It is one of the safest ways to add weights to your squats. Both kettlebells and dumbbells can be used.

  1. Plie

This is quite similar to squats, and is as easy as it looks. The only difference is that in a plie, your legs should be a bit more than the standard “shoulder-width” apart. Raise your arms in front of you, and squat down as low as you can. Take care to tuck your tailbone, and compress your glutes as you go down. This miracle exercise will give you the perfect results in a month’s time.

Do search up these phenomenal exercises on YouTube. But, remember, you need to do them in this same order, because it is the mix that matters the most, and not the exercise. Doing any random exercise at any time won’t give you satisfactory results. Rather, doing them in an order matters.

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Best Exercises to Reduce Thigh Fat

It is not uncommon for both men and women to want to reduce weight or get rid of fat on one particular body part. While for some, it is the upper body, others feel that their thighs are bulkier. However, there are a lot of misconceptions related to losing fat on a specific spot on the body. It is not typically possible to eliminate fat from one specific spot but rather incorporate a combination of exercises for the same. Thus, if you are looking to reduce thigh fat, here is a combination of exercises that you must follow:

1) Cardio:

Cardio is a very important part of any exercise routine, especially those where you want to reduce your lower body mass. Indulge in intensive cardio that not only reduces the overall body fat content but will also, in the long run, keep your heart healthy. Thus, pick cardio such as running or biking and make sure that you do these half an hour sessions at least five times a week to see noticeable changes in your body. Also, intensive cardio leads to the layer of fat on your body being stripped away. Hence, in order to make sure that the fat is replaced by toned muscle, incorporate moves that will help sculpt out those muscles, making your lower body look slimmer and fit at the same time.

2) Squats:

Squats are said to be your best friend if you want to lose all the unwanted fat on your lower body and replace it with muscle.  The best thing about squats is that you can do them absolutely anywhere and it only takes about ten to fifteen minutes of your time every day. All you have to do is to stand straight with your feet a sufficient distance apart. Slightly bend your needs as you push your body weight all the way down to your feet. Keep your spine as erect as possible and stretch your hands out in front of you. Lower your body as much as you possibly can and hold that position for a good 10 seconds before you come up to an upright position. Repeat this for 10 to 15 times a day and you will have toned leg muscles in no time at all.

3) Lunges:

Lunges are another beginner friendly way to get rid of that stubborn thigh fat. Lunges not only help in toning the muscles in your thighs and butt but also help with sore and stiff muscles. Lunges are perfect for those who are just starting out with exercising and thus do not want to exert themselves too much. You can do about two or three sets of five lunges every day and gradually increase the number depending on what works best for you. All you have to do is stand straight with your spine erect. Gently bend your knees making sure that they do not lock. Then, stretch one bent knee forward while the other relaxes. Simultaneously lean forward with all your weight concentrated on the knee that is stretched. Hold the position for a bit and then repeat the same with the other leg.

4) Scissor Leg Planks:

These planks are incorporated into the exercise routine to make sure that not only are the inner thighs being worked on but the extra movement of the chest and core body, in turn, helps lose the fat on your thighs. This is thus not a spot-specific exercise and can be done by anyone and everyone as a part of their workout routine. To do it, raise yourself into a plank position. Making sure that your body is as stable as can be, move your feet and legs apart and then as you squeeze your inner things together, move your feet back to place. Repeat the same for about ten to fifteen times a day and then gradually increase the repetitions for best results.

5) Cycling:

The most effective way that you can reduce thigh fat is to either use a cycle and bike your way to it or just use the cycles in the gym. However, make sure that you are cycling at an inclined level so that your muscles work much more intensively in order to lose that stubborn fat. Cycling over a longer period will also make sure that the muscles in your lower body are toned to perfection.

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Belly fat

Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

We all have our moments and resolutions to be fit and healthy. There are different ideas, like setting up a diet chart or building a fitness routine. Most of all reduction of belly fat incites such resolutions. So in order to start your fitness campaign here are some best workouts and exercises to get a slim and toned belly.

Different Workouts to Reduce Belly Fat:

Crunches: The most basic and the most effective of all belly fat burning exercise are crunches. It also develops your abs faster than other workouts.

Lie down flat on your back, bent your knees and your feet on the ground, put your hands behind your head. Now inhale deeply and pull up your torso to your knees. As you pull up exhale and inhale again while pushing back to the original position.

10 to 15 reps with 2 to 3 sets are recommended for beginners.

Russian Twists: This exercise develops your core muscles. It is good for strengthening your oblique on the side of your abdomen.

Sit on the floor with your knees bent. Lift our feet a little and tilt backwards. Now hold your hands together and twist from side to side. Try touching your elbows on the floor while twisting. Maintain a steady pace.

15 to 20 reps are recommended with a set of 2 for beginners.

Bicycle Crunches: You don’t have a bicycle? This exercise will just be right for you. Helps in building balanced core strength.

Initially, lie down flat on your back keeping your leg raised a little. Put your hands behind your head. Then raise your right knee simultaneously raising your torso so your left elbow touches your raised knee. Perform the alternative similarly to complete one rep.

10 reps are recommended for beginners.

Reverse Crunches: This is a good variation of normal crunches. It reduces lower belly fat and develops the lower abs too.

Similarly, like crunches lie down flat on your back with your knee bent and hands behind your head. Now lift your legs a little with your knees bend. This is the position for reverse crunches. Now pull your legs back and keep your shoulder firm.

10 reps are recommended for beginners with 2 to 3 sets.

Leg raise: This is another great exercise for lower belly fat. Also, it strengthens your hip flexors and provides better balance.

Lie down flat on your back and keep your hands beneath your hips. Then lift both your legs together forming a right angle with the floor. Hold the position for 3 to 4 seconds and slowly bring your legs down together. Repeat the exercise with proper frequency.

15 reps are recommended for beginners.

Plank: Considered as the best exercise for a balanced core. This exercise is build to work on the whole abdomen and reduce belly fat. A balanced posture can be acquired with this exercise.

Lie on the floor on your toes. Put your forearms in front of you. Lift your body on your forearms and your toes. Keep your body straight and hold this position.

It is recommended from 40 seconds to 1 minute for beginners. Do not overdo if you feel fatigue.

Side Plank: This is a variation of plank and is relatively difficult than the original one. It also develops your core strength.

Lie on your side with your forearm as support. Keep your forearm at the right angle with your body. Now lift your body on your forearm and toes. Hold this position. Repeat this exercise on both your sides.

20 to 30 seconds is recommended for beginners.

Jogging/Running: There is none exercise better than jogging or running. It is best for your cardio and also burns fat. Keeps a steady metabolism and gives you a toned tummy. Maintains your calories and can be a good change to your stagnant fitness routine.

These are the basic exercises to reduce all that extra unwanted flab in your belly. No more trouble sleeping or bending down to tie your shoes. No hard time fitting the dress you bought last year. This will help you enhance your fitness routine. So go there and start sweating to success.

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A Perfect Day in the Life of a Fitness Freak

Caution: if you are not a fitness freak, it would be best if you don’t read ahead of this caution. Not that it will demotivate you, but the content shall prove to be quite graphical and exhausting which will be too much for you to deal with.

With that being said, hello, fellow fitness freaks and welcome aboard the finest place that will enlighten you with the day’s routine to bring out the ultimate fitness freak in you. While some of you may be a fitness freak in ever since of the word, others may have just started on a quest on becoming one. So, before we proceed, it is important to know that being a fitness freak requires not just extensive workouts but a lot more than that. Without further ado, here are the components that make up a perfect day in the life of a fitness freak:

  1. Rise & Shine, Sunshine!

From this, you may be getting a picture that waking up as the sun kisses the sky is the pivotal thing to make your fitness freak’s day perfect. Duh, no! Not only must you wake up early in the morning, but you should also follow a light and energetic workout to get you all pumped up for the day. This involves stretching, jogging, some yoga, breathing exercises, jumping jacks and any other morning exercises that you prefer. Oh, and while you’re at your morning workout, don’t forget a good intake of water to stay hydrated.

  1. Breakfast is served!

What follows a good morning workout? That’s right; a good breakfast! Now, I know you like to eat (who doesn’t?), but you need to remember that your breakfast must be low in calories, fat and other stuff that hampers your physical fitness. Thus, to ensure that your morning workout wasn’t a waste-o-time, feast up on eggs (scrambled or boiled), banana bread, milk, yogurt, apples, avocados or just a nutritious shake comprising of fruits, milk/yogurt and nuts. Suffice it to say, there’s a huge menu on breakfast meals, but hey; whatever floats your boat. The bottom line is that feast on fruits, nuts, eggs and dairy products and avoid oily meals at all costs.

  1. It’s lunchtime!

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. You’re confused as to where all the time between breakfast and lunch went, right? Well, duh. You’re either a student or an adult who works, so that’s exactly where the time went! Anyway, after a busy day at work or at school, you must treat yourself with a nutritiously fit lunch. Although you can eat meals cooked in oil, prefer olive oil or some other low-calorie oil to cook your meals in. This will keep you fit and healthy.

  1. Hello, evening!

After you are done with the tedious day at work and have gobbled up your lunch, it’s time to get busy and creative again. Evening is the time when the weather is moderately pleasant, so you know what this calls for? Outdoor activities! Go swimming, skating, rock climbing or whatever outdoor activity calls out to you. You could even go to a gym and flex your muscles with the tempting equipment housed in there.

  1. Your third feast of the day; dinner!

To some of you, dinner is the meal where you can gobble up mostly anything, and this is wrong. Since dinner is the last meal you have before going to sleep, you have to be careful that you don’t eat too much! Again, if I start listing up the healthy meals you can have for dinner, it’ll take forever in every literal sense of the word. To give you a basic idea, you could have a light pasta, spaghetti, steak or any other meal cooked in olive oil or any other low-calorie oil. The fine line between dinner and lunch that’s important to remember is that a) you don’t eat much in quantity, and b) you don’t eat for an hour or two before you sleep.

  1. It’s not bedtime yet.

You may be stuffed with the nutritiously scrumptious dinner that you just had, but your fitness freak does not care about that. What your inner fitness freak wants you to do is to walk for around twenty to thirty minutes right after your dinner. This will aid in quick and healthy digestion of your dinner and will also keep you in fit shape. After this, you could resort to any of your favorite activities other than eating, of course, following which you may go to sleep. While being a night owl has its own benefits, your inner fitness freak abhors that in every way. You should sleep early and get a sleep of maximum eight hours if you are to please your inner fitness freak.

With that, I conclude a perfect day in the life of a fitness freak. As you saw, it’s not just about exercising but rather a combination of the perfect diet, workout, recreational activities and adequate sleep that makes up for a perfect day your inner fitness freak craves for.

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8 Tips To Help Boost Your Mental Health

Like physical health it is even important to keep your mental health healthy. As per statistics many of the people today fall ill not due to any disease but because of mental problems. Mental problems are those problems which affects your brain.  If you have a good mental health then you can fight with any situations.

Here are the tips to help to boost your mental health.

Keep a good company

It is observed that a person who keeps a company of good people has less stress level and is happier than those you have dull or anxious people around. Good people spread positivity in the surrounding and this also bring positive thoughts in your mind. When you are with good people you become more ambitious and try to be like them, you even try to adapt their thought process making you improve your mental health. Investing energy and time in such relationships will help you to gain a lot of benefits.

Exercise daily and stay healthy

Exercising daily helps you release your stress and this will in turn help you in increasing you mental health. It helps you get rid of anxiety. An even healthy eating habit also helps you in maintaining your mental health. Yoga is the best way to keep your mental health maintained. Exercising regularly helps in releasing chemicals known as endorphins and serotonin which are responsible in improving your mood. It pumps blood to all parts of the body very efficiently and this even helps you to improve your memory.

Develop gratitude

In the world in which we are living it is necessary to respect others. Respecting elders is nothing but showing gratitude; it is not bound only to elders but even to kids or any person, if anyone helps you it is good to say thank you to them and show some gratitude as this will make them feel motivated in doing good things. It has been observed that showing gratitude not only helps the other person but also you as it helps you improve you mental health. It decreases the feeling of depression and anxiety.

Help others

According to a research it is proved that if you help someone you feel good and this improves your mental health. Volunteering for help or any good work gives you a sense of satisfaction and surrounds you with positivity. Every day you try to help at least three people, it is not compulsory to help only humans you can even help animals and see the effect in few days. You will be mentally satisfied and at the end of the day you will get a sound sleep.

Try to bring spirituality in your life

Everyone thinks that spirituality means worshipping God but that is not the only thing. Meaning of spirituality is deep; it is concentrating your mind on your inner strength and trying to get connected to the mighty power around you, it means generating positive vibes and ward of the negative ones. It will help you to be calm and composed and will reduce the stress level.

Seek help if needed

If you are feeling stressed it is good to speak up to someone as maybe that person might help you to find the solution. As per statistics when you share your problems with other you tend to feel relaxed. You can even consult a doctor if you are dealing with mental problems. Though you might feel that why to consult a doctor? But, if you consult a doctor it will help you to know what exact problem you are facing and you can work to get rid of it.

Try something new

Try to learn something new. This will help you to experience something different than your regular routine. Change in daily routine will make you feel good and will surely help you to manage your stress level. Just make sure that you don’t add to much new things that you start feeling anxeity instead of happiness.

Plan trips

A change in regular environment also helps in managing the stress level. Plan a mini vacation with your family or friends to relax and enjoy. This will distract you from all the worries for some time and will give you a peace of mind.

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8 Habits That Make You Unproductive And Lazy

Many a times, you would have experienced people calling anyone lazy. When anyone calls anyone lazy it is typical mindset of everyone that he/she is that person who just want to sit idle. But no one would have ever tried to find out the reason of their laziness. In day-to-day life you meet different kinds of people; some people do a lot of activities while you find some people who don’t do that much work and these second types of people are the ones whom we call unproductive. It is not that those people don’t do any work, they do work but they give priority to the least important work.

You cannot judge anyone just by what they do you need to find the reason behind it. Maybe you should try to help those people. It might happen even you fall in those categories but as we all know every problem has a solution and hence here are some of the habits that make you unproductive.

  • Improper sleeping habits

It is observed that if you don’t take proper sleep you tend to become lazy because improper sleep makes you feel tired and you tend to become lazy. An average adult should take a proper 7 to 8 hours sleep. When you get proper sleep you tend to become active and get filled with lots of energy. Over sleeping and less sleeping both are harmful. The causes of insufficient sleep are stress and even your constant phone handling.

How to prevent it:

Make sure you don’t use any digital tools one hour before sleeping. Try to sleep early so that you will be able to get up early. Taking power naps will also help as it helps you to regain the lost energy.

  • Unhealthy eating

People who constantly eat junk food are the one who tend to become unproductive and lazy. Food increases your metabolism and insulin level and hence if you don’t eat right food will promote in decreasing your health. Skipping meals especially breakfast is not good for your health as you get have the required energy to do work which you would have got after eating and this in turn makes you more sluggish.

How to prevent this:

Don’t skip meals and add healthy food items in your diet.

  • Intake of caffeine

Though caffeine helps you gain energy but it also makes you lazy if you don’t drink it. Some people get addicted to it and one day without coffee can ruin their day.

How to prevent this:

Try to avoid drinking caffeinated drinks.

  • Constant sitting at home or workplace

It is found that if you sit for long hours to tend to become lazy. It might happen that getting up drinking water become a major task for you.

How to prevent this:

Though at work place you might not be able to get up time to time but if you try to do all the works like giving the file to other employee yourself you will be able to experience change. It is recommended to stand for 10 minutes after every half an hour.

  • Phone

Constantly being on social media makes you unproductive as you tend to be in that world for hours. it even affects your sleep and even blocks your mind.

How to prevent this:

Avoid using phones for long times.

  • Excessive TV and Netflix watching

Like phones even excessive TV watching will affect your sleep and make you lazy.

How to prevent this:

Avoid watching TV.

  • Hanging out with dull or sad or anxious people

As we all know that a man is known by the company he keeps and so if you be with dull people you will also become lazy and unproductive.

How to prevent this:

Stay away from such people.

  • Not giving hundred percent at work

It is of no use that you do work just for the sake. You will be still counted as a unproductive member as you are not coming with new ideas.

How to prevent this:

Work extra hours to impress your boss. Try to come up with new ideas and don’t do monotonous work.

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Weight loss tips

8 Best and Effective Activities to Help Lose Weight

How effective is it to lose weight and stay in shape? Well, I guess this topic is quite contradictory as one side people urge to lose weight and join gym and yoga sessions and on one side they hate the body shaming practices. Whatever that may be, what I personally think about this whole vast topic is that one must stay fit, healthy and active. If a person wishes to lose weight for any reason, he must go forward with it and if a person is confident and happy enough by the way that he is, he is doing well. If you are someone who is striving to lose weight, then you must follow these effective activities for weight loss.

  1. A MORNING RUN

One of the best activities for weight loss is taking a morning run. Doctors suggest eating at least 2 biscuits or one apple before going for a morning run. An empty stomach can cause acidity and hence two glasses of water and one fruit is enough before this run. Take a healthy run for about 20 minutes every day with the running shoes on and you will surely see the results in your weight.

  1. EXERCISE IS GOOD

Exercise does not only help you in losing weight but also in keeping your body flexible. Flexibility is something which makes your body move freely and it is not rigid. Also, regular exercise helps in burning the calories from your body which is the main thing. Also, sweating is very important so make sure that you keep exercising every day.

  1. SWIMMING

Swimming helps in weight loss immensely and rapidly. It is twice better than exercising. People believe that swimming for half an hour is the best thing you can do to lose weight. It is a great exercise and there are various forms of swimming which one learn in the process.

  1. SQUATS SHOT

You may include this in your exercise or you can do it separately after you have done your regular exercise. Squats are general sit-ups which can be done in various ways and it helps in losing the lower body fat and the fat of the thigh area very fast. You can get the perfect toned legs and butts with this exercise daily.

  1. DIETING ON CARBS

Well, it is a myth that fats are the only nutrients which increase the body weight. Actually, it is the carbs which increase the body weight. So, if you are motivating yourself to lose weight, you must diet on the carb intake. Have a keen check and reduce eating the food which is high in carbs.

  1. THE DETOXIFYING DRINKS

There are few drinks which do the work of detoxifying. Detoxification is immensely important for our body as it flushes every bad thing from our body. They also increase our metabolism rate which improves our digestion. Hence, the drinks like green tea, lemon and honey drink, cucumber and ginger juice help in detoxifying our body and results in weight loss.

  1. INTAKE OF WATER

Believe or not, water is very important for our body and it does help in managing body weight. Firstly, water purifies our body and flushes out every bad ingredient from our body. Secondly, drinking 5 liters of water daily helps in reducing weight as well. Since the bad fluids from our body are flushed out, the fat concentrated on our stomach or belly area tends to decrease.

  1. AVOID SUGAR AND SWEET STUFF

Intake of sugar can increase your body weight a lot. We suggest you to highly avoid sugar and all sugar related sweet products. If not possible, use the alternatives like honey and jaggery for consumption. Sugar intake would never let you have a flat stomach.

Losing weight is not that easy but if you are dedicated towards a thing, you can surely achieve it. Plus the above-mentioned activities to help lose weight are really helpful. Also, let us know if there are some more easy ways to lose weight other than this.

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Fitness inspiration

7 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Fitness Inspiration

How many hours do we all spend mindlessly scrolling through pictures of cute dogs, sunsets and selfies on Instagram? While there is nothing wrong with a little scrolling, why not follow something useful? There are thousands of trainers and athletes who regularly post their workout routines and diets. So, while you are resting on your bean bag finishing the bag of chips, you can swipe and introduce yourself to the world of fitness. Maybe that will give you the extra push you need to move from the bean bag to a yoga mat.

Start with these 7 fitness inspiration accounts and we are sure that you will discover many fitness enthusiasts down the road.

  1. Burn this

This community has thousands of gym-goers who enjoy sharing their post-run selfies and encouraging quotes. For maximum fitness inspiration, you can follow these fitness fanatics as they post a positive and motivating message from members of the online community, every day. This fitness community will expand your reach of fitness inspiration and will keep you motivated all along. With burn this, we promise you that you will get the summer body you have always dreamt of.

  1. Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig who is a yogi, writer and an Under Armour athlete has been named as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness. Apart from posting regular photos of her cool poses and adorable dogs, she shares recipes of healthy and delicious food on her food blog. Her cool yoga poses will inspire you to stretch a little every day. Gain a little fitness inspiration from her feed and move your lazy ass from the couch to the mat.

  1. Adam Rosante

Are you still telling yourself that you don’t have enough time and that you are too busy to work out? If you follow Adam, you will get rid of that excuse, because no matter how busy you are, we all have 30 seconds to spare. With Adam’s “The 30-second body” he will make you work. His insanely easy moves and simple but helpful tips are all you need to get moving. So stop giving excuses about how you don’t have enough time and start working out.

  1. Jeanette Jenkins

With videos of simple exercises and routines that you can do in the comfort of your home without any equipment, you can’t use the excuse that you don’t have a gym anymore. With A-list clients like Alicia Keys and Serena Williams, Jeanette knows how to get the best results. She regularly posts strength and cardio workouts that require no equipment. With her simple nutrition tips that help you stay on track, you will keep coming to her for the extra motivation.

  1. Jay Cardiello

What is better than a celebrity trainer who provides daily “Fit Tips” that will help you feel fitter and healthier through small lifestyle changes? His daily tips will not only give you enough motivation, but are super easy to incorporate in your busy work life. Jay, who is responsible for rapper 50 Cent’s strong body, will guide you along your fitness journey.

  1. Dorothy Beal

This super fit mom makes sure to run for 11 miles every day before having her breakfast. The 29-time marathoner will motivate you to run for at least 3 miles in one day, with her #irunthisbody campaign. With her fun race photos and popular hashtags on Instagram, we promise you that you will get hooked to her page.

  1. Jessi Kneeland

For some strength training inspiration, Jessi Kneeland with her mission for saving women from negative body image, should be your go-to account. This strength coach and fitness blogger shares pictures of her strong physique and impressive PRs in the weight room. Her posts are full of positive thoughts that will help you to appreciate your own body. Her well thought and written, totally relatable posts will motivate you.

What are you waiting for? Go get that motivation you need and remember to stop scrolling on Instagram and actually get up and work.

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Cardio exercise

5 Best Cardio Workouts Other than Running!

Exercising is important to keep yourself healthy. Doing cardio exercises not only helps to get fit but also improves your heart conditions.Here, are some of the cardio workouts which will help you in getting fit.

So let us see which cardio workouts we can do other than running

  • Circuit training

Circuit training is a form of Endurance Training. It targets on muscle endurance and building. In this you have to complete a given set of exercises. Once you complete all the exercises you can be with the first exercise again thus starting the circuit again. Circuit training includes aerobic moves and strength building exercises.Circuit training burns almost 365 calories. If you are a beginner it is better to start with a small circuit training workout. 20 bodyweight squats, 10 push-ups, 10 dumbbell rows, 15 second plank and 30 jumping jacks is one of the easiest circuit programs.

  • High-intensity interval training

High-intensity interval training that is HIIT is also called as High-intensity intermitted exercise (HIIE) or sprint interval training (SIT). It is a form of cardio vascular exercise which includes alternate short periods of anaerobic exercise.Sprints, lunges, speed skaters with brief period for resting between the exercises are all included in HIIT. The training should at least last for 30 minutes.It makes you fit and even manages your insulin level. Two is to one work to rest ratio is ideal in this training. Though this training is meant to be quick but don’t be in hurry while exercising. If you are young then it is recommended to not to do this cardio workout as it will have adverse effect on your health.

  • Indoor cycling

It is an organized activity which is a form of exercise which focuses on endurance, strength, high intensity and recovery using a stationary exercise bicycle. It burns a lot of calories and makes you feel happy.It also helps in building up your muscles. For getting the best results, plan to do three to five classes a week. The cycling should at least last for half an hour to one hour. It targets on the core, arms, legs and back. There are different types of cycling which you will be able to do like uphill climb, bursts of speed, and short recovery periods with easy pedaling.

  • Indoor rowing

Indoor rowing is done on indoor rower which is a machine used to stimulate the watercraft rowing action. Ergometers are the modern indoor rower. It is a kind of full body workout. It definitely burns more calories than running. The way you row the boat is the same way you need to work out on the indoor rower. It is one of the effective aerobic exercises. It guarantees weight loss. It is convenient to use and increases our endurance.

  • Plyometric

Plyometric is also called as jump training or plyos. In this exercise the muscle exerts maximum force in very short interval of time with your aim of increasing your speed. This training mostly focuses on extension and contraction of the muscles. It is mostly done by athletes, specifically martial artists, sprinters, high jumpers etc. It is advised to do explosive moves on rubber flooring. A very soft or hard surface will diminish your power on every jump or push-off. This exercise not only increases your power but also your speed. Your strength is also increased. Like indoor cycling even this workout helps you in losing weight and getting a tone body. The only advice is that don’t hurry during the training as you might get hurt.

Though there are many other cardio exercises but these are the most effective one. These exercises burn more calories than running and any other exercises. Exercising these exercises regularly will surely help you to get good results and achieve your body goals.