HAVE FUN WITH
A HULA HOOP
It’s not only a great laugh, but really targets the waist. Choose a hoop that reaches your waist or chest when you put it on its side; larger ones are easier to use because they spin more slowly. Put one foot in front of the other for balance. Then grip the hoop firmly and relax it against one side of your torso.
NOW SPIN: if you’re righthanded go anti-clockwise; vice versa if you’re a lefty. Keep moving your waist in a circular motion as you let go of the hoop and aim to get it to wrap itself around your waist.
As you get better at it, manoeuvre the hoop up and down the column of your waist area. When you feel your oblique muscles kicking in, you are starting to have some effect on burning excess fat.
HOLD THAT TUMMY
IN WHILE YOU VACUUM
You’ll be working the abdominal muscles that you can’t see... your transversus abdominis lies beneath the front rectus abdominis and flattens your waistline when you pull in your tummy.
If you only do this when you’re vacuuming the floor, it’ll still make a difference: pull your belly button toward your spine and hold for 10 seconds while breathing normally. Release, then repeat five times. Try to do this move as often as possible throughout the day – whether sitting at your desk or making a cup of coffee... w&h