Belly buster tip 1: Make time to be active
Although you can’t spot reduce and only target a flabby tummy, you shouldn’t discount the benefits of general exercise. If you can find time for a physical activity every day, then you’ll soon find yourself firming up all over.
I know you’ve heard it before but being active and becoming physically fit is also wonderful way to cut through the stress in your life. Spending time exercising can give you a time out and help you reprioritize. Even better, the time you spend exercising is time when you can’t be eating!
Belly buster tip 2: Take a deep breath
Practice conscious breathing by inhaling through your nose and letting the air expand into your tummy, then breathe out through your mouth. Stopping work and taking 5-10 conscious breaths can calm your mind and give you a rejuvenating time out. Don’t let stress creep up and leave you feeling frazzled by the end of the day, that way may lead to comfort eating. Try this breathing technique as often as you remember (you may even want to stick up a post-it note to yourself). Take the time to think about your body and how you want it to look. This mindful technique may help you avoid a donut or re-prioritize a trip to the gym.
Belly buster tip 3: Pull your shoulders back and your tummy in
Schedule a stretching break instead of a coffee break. You can do simple stretches and exercises from the comfort of your office chair or while you’re on the phone. Try pulling in your tummy when your sitting or standing for 30 seconds at a time and you’ll be strengthening your core stomach muscles. And, if you have a minute, then take a moment to stand up straight, pull your shoulders back and walk tall. Improving your posture can help make you feel more alert and in better shape.