As age advances most of the people especially men tend to gain weight on stomach. It happens because body often stores fats in the abdomen and if you are consuming more calories than you burn then you are bound to be troubled with a protruding paunch.
There are other reasons for a protruding paunch, it can be hereditary or it may be due to increased level of stress. Gastrointestinal problem can also be the cause for a big belly.
Apart from spoiling the looks of a person, a large abdomen poses health risks also. It puts extra strain on the back and causes backache. Your digestive system becomes lax and it may cause constipation and flatulence.
Going on a crash diet is not a sensible option to reduce stomach. You have to follow a proper stomach reducing exercise regime for a flat abdomen. It won’t happen overnight but you will notice a difference in the size of your belly, after about a week or ten days of regular practise.
Cycling is the most effective way to reduce stomach because while cycling you are working on your big muscles group like your thighs, buttocks and back. Big muscles group help to burn more calories.
You can do cycling on a normal bicycle if your age permits. Otherwise you can work out on a stationary cycle for stomach reduction. You can perform cycling exercise in a lying position and achieve equal results.
Lie down on your back on a yoga mat. Cross your hands behind your head. Bend your right leg and bring it as close to the chest as possible. Lift your shoulders and try to touch the knee with your left elbow.
Switch sides and bring your right elbow to the left knee. Do it continuously in a rhythm to the count of 20. Gradually increase the speed and count to 50.
The exercise ball is an excellent work out equipment for stomach reduction. It works on the abs muscles and involves the whole body to give you a complete work out.
Position the ball under your lower back, lie down and place your hands behind your head. Lift your buttocks from the ball while stabilizing the ball with your upper back. Count till 5 and lower your torso. Repeat and do 1-3 rounds.
Lie down on your back and place your hands alongside your body. Lift both your legs and bring the knees close to the chest. Push hard with your legs in a forward motion as if you are hitting a wall. Your heels should not touch the floor. Do 10 rounds in the beginning and gradually increase up to 20 rounds.
While lying in the same position as above, lift your legs up to 90 degree angle. Bend the knees and bring your feet to touch the buttocks. Push the legs upwards as if trying to hit the roof. Repeat 10 times and gradually increase the count to 20. These stomach reduction exercises strengthen your abdomen muscles and tighten them to give you a flat stomach.