Full-body home workouts for weight loss: 4 effective exercises that will help you burn belly fat  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
New Delhi: Regular exercise will help you lose weight, support healthy immune function, improve mood and reduce your risk of diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, etc. The novel coronavirus pandemic has already changed the way how we eat and exercise, butits important to find ways to stay active while we are stuck at home during the lockdown period. This will help you prevent gaining belly fat and help you stay fit - physically and mentally.
As gyms, fitness centres shutter amid the COVID-19 crisis, most of us may be trying to cope with changes to our routine. If youre struggling to stick to your exercise routine or having trouble beginning a workout plan at home, youre not alone. To help you start exercising and actually stick to it, we spoke to a fitness trainer and sports nutritionist, who reveals a full-body home workout routine that will boost your weight loss and help you get rid of unhealthy belly fat.
In this routine, we will target the entire body with some intense and compound movements. When you target multiple muscle groups in one exercise it is called compound movement and when more compound movements are present in your routine, better fat loss results can be expected, said Diksha Chhabra,who was also the winner of Mrs Body Fit crown at Mrs India Earth beauty pageant. This routine which includes burpees, squat jumps, plank jacks and lunge with twist will give you some amazing results in a very short time.
Burpees is an explosive movement that works on your entire body from the chest, abs, triceps and quads, etc, sending your heart rate through the roof for an awesome calorie burn.
To do Burpees:
Now let's start the next movement which is squat jumps. Squat jumps is an addition to conventional squats with an inclusion of jump.
To do Squat Jumps:
Plank jacks are a great workout that works on your entire body. Adding plank jacks to your routine helps in burning more calories and fat.
To do Plank Jacks:
The last exercise is lunges, whichwork on your lower body, core and stability. Well add an oblique twist with each lunge which will further challenge your core and stability. If you find lunging difficult, you can take support while lunging without a twist.
To do lunges with an oblique twist:
Pro Tip: Electrolytes play a very important role in maintaining balance in your body. So, make sure that you keep yourself hydrated with water, buttermilk, coconut milk, salted nimbu pani, etc to balance the electrolytes in your body for smooth functioning.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.