Long sitting hours are very bad for your health, but some people cannot avoid them, especially if your work in an office. As per a released study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risks of developing diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and obesity. Moreover, as a result of these conditions, the risk of premature death is higher by 40%.
Fortunately, you can turn the long suiting office hours into enjoyable ones and protect your body from diseases by implementing exercises while sitting. Thanks to them you can melt down the fat in the stomach area and lose some extra pounds.
Six Efficient Exercises While Sitting
1.Elevate your knee
The performance of this movement will better body’s digestion and blood circulation, and naturally make your abdominal muscles stronger while burning fat.
Maintain a straight back without touching the back of the chair with your flat feet on the ground. Next, raise your right knee towards your chest by putting your hands under your shin so that to better stretch your lower abdominal muscles. Do 20 to 30 repetitions by changing your knees.
2.Raise both knees
While sitting on your chair grab the edges of the chair with each hand. Maintain a straight back and start raising your knees towards your chest. Keep your knees together while elevating them. In this way your abdominal muscles will get properly stretched.
Go back to your initial position, but rest your feet, without touching the floor. Do 10 to 20 repetitions of this exercise.
3.Lift your knees by tilting the body to one side
The performance of this exercise will help in burning the fat on both sides of your belly.
You should sit on the edge of your chair and maintain a straight back. With your hands hold the back of the chair and start tilting your body to the side of the chair. You should sit on your buttock. In this position, raise your both knees against the chest by keeping your legs together. Go back to your initial position and do the same exercise on the other side of your body. Perform it 10 to 20 times on each body side.
4.Touch the feet
By doing this movement, you will burn the fat at the waist and hip area.
Sit on your chair, and keep your feet on the floor. Next, straighten your arms aligned with your shoulders. Then, touch your left foot with your right hand. Keep this position for a brief moment and then go back to the starting position. Do the same movement with the opposite hand.
Perform 20 to 30 repetitions by changing body sides.
5.Elevate the body above the chair
The performance of this movement will target the back, shoulders and arms along with your abdominal muscles. For best performance of this exercise your chair should be with armrests.
Hold the armrests of your chair strongly and then elevate your body above the chair in order for your hips and legs to be in the air. In this way you are utilizing your abdominal muscles in order to raise your knees against your chest. Once you have lifted your body, keep the position for at least 15 to 20 seconds, and then slowly go back to your starting position and take a short break.
Make 4 repetitions of this movement.
6.Knee to the elbow
Make sure the chair you are sitting on is without casters so that to perform the exercise without having any incidents. This movement targets the oblique and lower abdominal muscles.
Maintain a straight back without touching the back of the chair with your hands placed behind the head. Raise your knee towards the chest, and then bend your left elbow in order to touch the knee. In order this movement to be properly performed you need to ensure that your knee touches your opposite elbow. While doing this movement your upper body should turn slightly.
After that, go back to the starting position. Do the same movement with the other knee and elbow and do 4 sets of 15 repetitions.
Extra Tips for Burning Belly Fat
Minimize the consumption of refined carbohydrates, and replace them with complete, unprocessed carbohydrates. The latter have been suggested by several studies that confirmed that the metabolic health is being enhanced thanks to their use which in turn will lead to slimmer waistline.
Try to intake more soluble fiber as it helps in lowering the count of calories that your body is able to absorb.
An introduction of a Mediterranean diet is highly recommended due to its amazing health benefits. This diet is high in monounsaturated fatty acids that prevent obesity and other health issues.
You should introduce a regular physical activity like a 30-minute walk that will help in total body fat reduction, including the fat around the abdomen.
She begins rubbing turmeric onto her cheeks. When she rubs it off? UNBELIEVABLE!
Today we are going to talk about a homemade face mask that will treat your problems with acne, redness, dark spots, wrinkles, unwanted facial hair, inflammation, eczema, dark circles under your eyes and wrinkles.
It will tighten your pores and it will make your skin shine, while at the same time it will treat the problems that we mentioned above. After removing the mask, you will be left with a soft and smooth, wrinkleless skin.
The base ingredient for this mask is turmeric, which is very strong and effective against everything that it comes in contact with. Turmeric is often times used as a dye agent, so you might want to wear some clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Also, consider wearing gloves, because if you don’t, you may end up with yellow skin and nails.
- Two tablespoons of flour
- One teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Regular milk
- One tablespoon of almond oil
How to prepare it:
Put the turmeric and the flour in a bowl and then add a tiny bit of milk and the almond oil. You will get a creamy mixture that is not very thick or runny.
How to apply it:
You can apply this mask on your face, but you need to be especially careful when applying around the eyebrows area, because this mask removes hair. Let the mask stay on your face for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. After removing the mask you may notice that your skin is yellow. Don’t panic, it is completely normal. To remove the yellow color, just wash your face again.
You need to apply this mask at least once every week.
Beauty treatments that you can do with aspirin!
Most people use aspirin to treat some ailments and as a medicine, but not a lot of people know that it can also be used for a number of different things as well.
We mentioned that people use aspirin as a pain reliever, when they are dealing with headaches. Today, we are going to talk about how you can use aspirin in beauty treatments, because it provides a number of health benefits for the overall health of your skin.
Almost all of the cosmetic products on the market contain aspirin, which contains salicylic and acetic acid. These acids are packed with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Aspirin also contains hydroxyl beta-a soluble fat.
The mask that we are going to talk about in this article will renew your skin, will greatly help in removing the skin spots and will eliminate the dead cells from the skin.
- Five aspirins
- Two tablespoons of honey
- One tablespoon of natural yogurt
Make sure that you wash your face with cold water, before using this mask. Soak a cloth in clean water and then place it in a microwave for 30 seconds. Remove the towel from the microwave and apply it over your face. Leave it on the face for approximately 10 minutes. This will ensure that all the pores are opened.
You will now need to be sure that your face is dry, before applying the mask. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes. After that, make sure to rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Five awesome ways to use of vitamin E capsules for the benefit of your skin and hair
Today we are going to talk about five different ways you can use Evion 400-capsules. These capsules can be found easily in the most medical stores in the country.
You can easily extract the oil out of them, if you just pinch and squeeze them.
Vitamin E toner
Just add oil squeezed from one vitamin E capsule, in rose water. Make sure that you shake it well before using it. You need to use it every time after washing your face.
Overnight treatment for dry lips
Apply the oil from one vitamin E capsule on your lips. Leave it there during the night, and you will soon start noticing improvements.
This oil can also be used to make a night cream
This cream is for the people that do not have much free time to take care of their skin. Add oil from one vitamin E capsule in Aloe Vera gel and then apply it on your neck and face. Leave it there overnight.
Face mask for all types of skin
- One tablespoon of honey
- Oil from one vitamin E capsule
- Aloe Vera gel
The preparation process is fairly simple. All you need to do is mix all the ingredients together, and then apply the mixture on your face and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then, wash it off with cold water and apply skin moisturizer.
You can add vitamin E capsule oil, to your regular hair oil. The vitamin E is very beneficial for your hair, because it will strengthen it.