Want to lose weight and get rid of your love handles? Contrary to their cute name, there isn’t much to love about your love handles. They’re more than just a nuisance that makes you feel and look out of shape. Fat that accumulates around the waist is the most dangerous kind of body fat.
This type of fat is referred to as visceral fat and stored within the abdominal cavity. Excess belly fat is linked to serious health problems, ranging from metabolic problems to increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest belly fat can also cause breast cancer and gallbladder disease in women.Yes, let’s be honest – blasting off the stubborn belly fat can be quite challenging.
That being said, you can shave a few inches off your waistline and lose weight fast with the right plan. It’s a fact that a good diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. And if you have a little extra around your middle, stretches are a great way to include in your daily fitness routine.
Here’s a set of three simple Yoga stretches that can be done at home and any time of the day to help you burn belly fat quickly.
Camel Pose (Ushtrasana)
Camel pose is a backward stretch yoga posture that stretches the entire front side of the body. Doing this yoga pose will effectively reduce fat from the stomach, thighs, arms, and hips. This is a great pose for shaping up the body. Besides adding flexibility and strength to the body, the Camel pose also improves digestion.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
This yoga asana will give your abdomen a good stretch and reduce that stubborn belly fat. More so, it helps in strengthening the upper body by building a more flexible, stronger spine. Cobra pose is one of the most recommended yoga poses to help alleviate postpartum back pain.