High cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, apnea, and other diseases will all lead to a significant reduction of a person’s life span. To lower your risks of suffering from these conditions, one of the first things you should do is perform the best exercises for a narrow waist.
The ideal waist size for an average male should not be over 40 inches and for women, it should be less than 35 inches. This measurement will also depend on your BMI or Body Mass Index which takes into account your height and weight. You can consult your doctor or a physical fitness trainer to help you find the right exercises to reduce waist fat.
Below are some of the healthiest and time tested exercises for a narrow waist that you can do at home to get started in naturally losing that stubborn belly fat.
Side crunches are exercises that are effective when it comes to tightening those muscles around the belly. Side crunches can also help lose fat in the waist in just a matter of days when done on a regular basis. This exercise is a bit hard to master at first but with regular practice, you will find it more and more comfortable to do. Your waist muscles will be shaped and toned effortlessly when you perform side crunches as often as you can.
The side crunch is quite easy and simple to follow. The exercise has two primary positions. You can start first with your right side then proceed to the left side. Begin by lying down on the right then place your right hand on the right side of your stomach. As you do so, place your left hand on the left ear with your elbow pointing towards the ceiling. Exert some pressure on the right side then raise your right arm and right leg as close to one another as you can. With this position, the head must be as close to the right knee as much as possible.
The position can help in toning your abdominal muscles and reducing fat around the belly area naturally. After you have finished exercising on your right side, you can then proceed to your left side. You can perform each position for 20 to 30 reps.
Side bends are exercises for a narrow waist that are effective for working out the muscles in the area. This exercise can be performed either in standing position or sitting in a chair in straight position. Your knees should be slightly bent and there should be some distance between your legs if you do it in a standing position.
Grab some small weights in your hands and touch your knees with weights in both hands. You can switch hands as you bend a bit. This will put some tension in the abdominal muscles. You can perform over 30 to 40 reps a day to help reduce the excess fat in your waist area.
These are just two of the most effective exercises for a narrow waist. Give them a try and enjoy great results in no time!