If you stand up straight and look straight down, and you can’t see your toes, then you probably have a pot belly. Like most people, your mind probably jumps straight to solutions like ‘more exercise’ or ‘a better diet’ as ways to reduce your pot belly naturally.

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Fat around your belly can be annoying, especially when you’re approaching a function that you want to dress up for and all your clothes fit a little too tight around the waist. But there are actually a lot of things that contribute to a pot belly, and some of them are an easy fix.

1. Russian Twist:

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How to Do:

  • Begin in a seated position with bended knees and flat feet.
  • Lean back slightly with a strong straight back and get into a comfortable position, contracting your ab muscles.
  • Stretch your arms out in front of you and twist the torso from side to side.
  • For more intensity, tap the floor to the right of your hip and then the left side.
  • To further increase difficulty, lift your feet off the floor or use a weighted medicine ball in your hands.

2. Leg Raises With Hip Lifts:

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How to Do:

  • Lie down on your back with legs extended and hands by your side.
  • Slowly raise your legs up until they reach vertical.
  • Once they reach vertical, continue lifting until your hips also come off the ground.
  • Then slowly bring your legs back down, but before they touch the ground, raise them back up again.
  • Make sure you keep pushing your back into the ground so that it does not arch during the movement, and keep your abs tense throughout the whole set.
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