Regular physical activity can lift your mood and strengthen your muscles. Try to exercise at least 45min per day. Unleash the endorphins by including a good amount of cardio in your exercise routine. Abdominal fat is quite tough to burn but regular exercise will help you achieve a targeted size. Fix achievable and practical goals that are easy on your body type (hourglass, pear, rectangle, triangle) Have a post-workout meal within 20 minutes of exercise.

Jackknife from lying flat

Jackknife exercise is also known as V ups. This exercise strengthens upper and lower abdominal muscles particularly transversus abdominis muscle. To do this exercise simply lie flat in the supine position with your hands on the sides. Raise your torso and knees simultaneously replicating the above image and try to stay in that position for 3 counts. Remember to breathe in and out rhythmically.


Lie face down on a mat with your legs open and hands over your head. Tuck in your tummy. Lift your left hand and right foot while resting your right hand and left foot. Repeat on both sides. Don’t hold your breath while exercising. This exercise strengthens your core.

Glute bridge

Lie on your back with your hands at your sides and flex your knee. Tighten your stomach and butt cheek muscles by pushing your lower back on to the floor. Raise your hips to make a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Tuck in your belly and remain in that position for 10 to 20 seconds. Then return to the initial posture.

Plank Exercise

Lie on your abdomen and bring your hands overhead. Flex your elbow in line to your shoulder and raise your body. Make sure you form a straight line. Don’t bridge your butt. keep breathing and hold the position for 60 seconds.

Do 3 sets for 60 seconds each. Consult your trainer before starting an exercise. Avoid any risk of injuries. Staying hydrated and sticking to a balanced diet is inevitable for a healthy body image. Meditate, eat, burn and repeat!