Morning fitness challenge: Begin your day with this exercise to stay fit and healthy  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- Exercise is the best way to begin your day
- If you are looking to lose belly fat and tone your core, this exercise can help you get fit
- Here is how to perform the double leg raise correctly
New Delhi: If the lockdown and staying at home has made you lazy or gain weight, fret not. You can turn around the staying at home into an opportunity to lose weight, as you save time on the commute, getting ready, and rushing to work. Sorry to burst your bubble but exercise, and not coffee is the best way to begin your day. Here is a morning fitness challenge that you must take on for at least a week, if you want to lose belly fat, get more in shape, and flaunt your body once we can all go out with our friends and family.
Morning fitness challenge: Begin your day with the double leg lift
This exercise may not be the easiest, but it sure is an effective one. It works your lower and upper abs, and can help you tone your core and build strength. It can pump you up with energy, and with a few reps, you will get the hang of it.
How to perform the double leg lift
- Lie on your back.
- Extend the legs up to the ceiling, straight, forming a 90 degree angle between your legs and the floor.
- Keep your arms on the sides.
- Engaging your core, bring your legs down together.
- Right before touching the floor, take them back up, making the 90 degree angle with the floor again.
- This will make 1 rep.
- Do 15 reps, and 3 sets of the exercise.
Some tips you can use –
- You may even do this exercise in bed, if you feel too lazy to get up.
- If the exercise feels too much, you may bring your legs back to the floor and then take them back up again, for the first few days.
- Make sure your body from your lower back to your head does not rise off the floor as you perform the exercise.
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.
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