High Knee

Stand straight and bring your knees to your chest alternatively. Do it fast and alternate to hop between your legs to burn more calories.


Lie flat on your back and keep your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest. Engage your abs, lift your head and shoulders off the floor, and hold the position for 1–2 counts. Then, slowly lower yourself back down.

Spot Run

Run for 1 to 2 minutes while you are on the spot and try to extend your legs as high as possible. This cardio circuit is amazing to lose weight, repeat at least four times with a short break in between.

Leg Raise

Lie flat on the ground with your legs straight and together. Keep your hands by your side. Slowly raise both your legs together and hold them straight at a 90-degree angle. Lift them till the butt is slightly off the floor, you can take support of your hands. Then slowly bring back the leg to the ground. Repeat.

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is excellent for a flat tummy. Lie on your stomach. Join your legs and rest your forehead on the ground. Rest your palms by the side of the chest, take a deep breath, and gently lift the upper half of your body. Hold this position for some time as you gently breathe in and out.

Plank Variation

Begin in the plank position. After some time, shift your weight to the right forearm and palm and stretch out your left arm in front of you. Hold for a few seconds. Then repeat on the other side. 10 repetitions of 2 sets can work wonders.

Side Plank

Lay on your side and spread out both legs in a long line. Your lower elbow must be directly under your shoulder, and your forearm flat on the floor. Engage your core and lift your hips off the ground. Hold for 15-30 seconds.

Mountain Climbers

Take the plank position. Then bring your left knee as close to the chest as possible and return to your original position. Repeat with the right leg. Mimic the climbing action. 10-12 repetitions of 2 sets are excellent for a flat tummy.

V Tucks

Lie on your back with your feet together. Keep your legs straight and lift them. Raise your upper body and hold your hands straight, as if reaching for the toes. Keep the core tight.

Flutter Kicks

Lie down on the ground and keep your legs together and hands behind /underneath your buttocks. With your back on the ground, lift your right leg past your hip and left leg hovering above the ground. Make the flutter kick movement and change the leg positions. (Image for representational purpose)

Consult An Expert

While trying to lose weight, check with experts before you start an exercise regime and if you have health issues, consult a doctor. A fitness consultant will be able to guide you about the right way to go about the exercises.

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