It’s a fact universally acknowledged that the belly is one of the most difficult areas of your body to tone. Once you get that pouch of stubborn belly fat, it can oftentimes feel impossible to get rid of. While a healthy diet of fat-burning foods is important, exercise is obviously the other crucial component to getting fit and toning that tummy.
Unfortunately, it’s safe to say that finding time to exercise isn’t always easy.
Between work, errands, social obligations, and having some down time for yourself, your schedule probably seems impossibly full. Trust us, we’re right there with you. But finding time to sweat is important for finally defeating that annoying belly fat AND for your overall health.
Rather than burning yourself out with an intense 16-hour schedule or finally discovering the secret to squeezing more hours into a day, the answer might just be in multitasking! In other words, you can still go about your work day and find time to exercise — you just have to find the right moves.
Well, we’re happy to report that fitness guru Denise Austin has found them for you! This expert fitness trainer is going to show you four simple ab moves that will burn belly fat if you do a few reps every day — but that’s not even the best part.
It’s great that you only need to do four moves for a few minutes a day to see a slimmer midsection, but these moves were designed for a very specific place: your office desk! You can do all four moves right at your office desk and it’ll only take three or four minutes to get it done.
Here are a few of our favorite moves you can do in the office:
This probably looks like more of a leg stretch than anything, but it’s actually a great ab move, especially for your tricky lower belly. All you have to do is pull your knees in, one at a time, and give them a hug.
Go ahead, give this simple move a try and you’ll immediately feel how it pulls through your abdominals! Your lower abs will be aching in no time at all.
Looking for something a little more advanced? Another move Denise gives us is the side tuck, which is great for those obliques and the waistline area.
Lean to one side of your chair, extend your legs and then pull them in so it looks like you’re about to do a cannonball. Try picturing the side of your abs squeezing each time to help you do the move correctly and contract your core even further.
Spread these moves out throughout your workday (maybe one set after your morning cup of coffee, one before lunch, one at your 2 PM slump, and one before you go home) or do them all at once to get them out of the way. The choice is up to you, but you’re going to feel the burn either way!
To discover the other two moves Denise came up with and to watch all four ab workouts in action, make sure to watch the BeFit video below. Then make sure to share your thoughts on these at-work workouts with us!