5 Chair Exercises That Reduce Belly Fat In No Time!

by DailyHealthPost

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While working an office job sure has its benefits, sitting down for most of the day has its risks. Your body is meant to move throughout the day.

In fact, a review of 47 studies on the effects of sitting found that “…people who sat for prolonged periods of time had a higher risk of dying from all causes…The negative effects were even more pronounced in people who did little or no exercise.” (1).

A 2016 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine estimated that prolonged sitting is linked to 430,000 all-cause deaths in over 54 countries (2).

People who sit down most of the day are more likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia, and heart disease. Sitting down also impairs sugar and fat metabolism. Plus, sitting down consumes 30% fewer calories than when you’re standing, leading your body to start storing energy as fat.

While exercising doesn’t fix all the problems associated with sitting, it does make a big difference in improving your health. So, make sure to regularly get up and move around.

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5 Chair Exercises

You don’t even have to get away from your desk to do this routine!

1. Knee Pull-Ins

This exercise works your core and lower abs to fight lower tummy flab.

  1. Sit tall on the edge of your chair.
  2. Place your feet firmly on the ground in front of you at hip’s width apart.
  3. Keep your back straight with you belly button pulling in towards the spine and lift your right knee towards your chest.
  4. Bring your arms towards your shin to get a bigger stretch in your lower abs.
  5. Do 20-30 reps, alternating your knees.
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