More and more women are trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. They go to the gym to practice effective workouts and stick to a healthy diet, hoping to lose those extra pounds. However, some areas of our bodies are unshakable, such as the abdominal region. How about your tummy? Are you ready for the beach season?
Firstly, we would like to say that belly fat is dangerous, because it surrounds your organs and puffs your lower abdomen. Secondly, not all weight loss plans and fitness programs can help you get rid of belly fat. If you want to fight this stubborn fat, you need to start with yourself. Eliminate your bad habits and take breaks during work. Keep moving no matter what.
Today we would like to show you something super-hot. So, ladies, a great option for fighting belly fat is self-massage. Surprised? It’s easy to do, and it will not take long. You will be surely impressed with the effect of self-massage. The main thing is regularity, otherwise it will not work. Below you will find a list of 10 tips on how correctly perform self-massage to combat belly fat.
#1. Lie on your back on a firm surface. Put your hands on your belly. You need to take a deep breath for 10 times and exhale with the belly. Feel your hands go up and down.
#2. Put your thumbs on the navel. Spread the palms 2 cm outwards. The fingers point toward the pubic bone. Use your right hand to rotate counter-clockwise. Repeat 10 times.
#3. Then perform the same massage with your left hand – circular movements in a circle. The right hand, thus, remains in one place without movement. Repeat 10 times.
#4. Then both hands make circular movements along the abdominal wall at the same time – against each other. Do this massage for about 2 minutes.
#5. The left hand descends down the abdomen, the thumb falls under the navel. The right hand slides along the abdominal wall in small circular movements counterclockwise, rising to the belly area. Repeat 10 times.
#6. Now the right hand (as described in point 5) is making circular movements, and the left one is resting. Repeat 10 times.
#7. Both hands make circular movements on the abdomen in opposite directions. Repeat this exercise for about 2 minutes.
#8. Change the position of the hands, keeping in touch with the stomach. The left hand slides up the skin. The right hand slides down, and then makes circular motions about 10 times.
#9. Now the right hand is resting, the fingers are closed. The left hand makes soft circular movements in the belly area. Repeat 10 times.
#10. Both hands again move calmly and symmetrically in opposite directions. Finish the massage, placing your hands on the belly. Breathe your belly deeply and calmly for about 2 minutes.