Weight Loss: 5 Stretching Exercises You Can Do To Suppress Your Hunger!

01/7 Here is how you can control your hunger for weight loss!

Controlling your hunger is the toughest task when trying to lose weight. One may restrict his diet and perform an intense workout, but if he is not able to manage binge eating then he would never be able to get into a perfect shape. Mindful eating is essential when trying to shed kilos. You might have heard about different types of food items that can help to suppress your appetite, but do you know that certain stretching exercise can also help in it. Yes, this is true. Stretching not only increases the flexibility of your muscles but can also prevent you from emotional eating.

02/7 How does stretching help?

First stretching helps to divert your attention from food. It helps to separate your stimulus from the desire of grabbing unhealthy food items. Secondly, it helps to connect with your body in a better way. Researchers have also found that yoga can reduce binge eating by 51 percent. So next time you feel the urge to grab something to eat, first do some stretching workout.

Here are 5 exercises that you can try.

03/7 Bridge

Benefits: This exercise helps to improve the awareness of the abdominal area and improves your physical sense of hunger and fullness. It even strengthens your legs and abdominal muscles.

How to do it: Lie down on your back with your hands by your side and palms flat on the floor. Keep your legs hip-width apart and bend your knees. Your feet should be placed flat on the ground. Now push your butt and chest upwards towards the ceiling. Try to balance your body on the back of our shoulder and feet. Hold this position for a few seconds and breathe in and out.

04/7 Spinal Twist

Benefit: This exercise helps to get rid of stress and prevents you from overeating. It also helps to flush blood through your vital organs.

How to do it: Lie down on your back in the ground. Spread your hands out in a T-shape and bend your right knees with your feet flat on the ground. Keep your left leg straight and turn your right leg to your left side in such a way that both your legs are placed above each other. Keep the legs flat on the ground. Pull your knees towards your chest, make sure your shoulders are lying flat on the ground. Bring the legs back to the center and repeat the same on the other side.

05/7 Abs exercise

Benefits: This exercise strengthens your core and abdominal muscle.

How to do it: Lie down on your back on the ground keeping your knees bent and hip-width apart. Now keep both your hands behind your head and point your elbows towards the ceiling. Breathe in and lift both your legs up towards the ceiling, so that your feet are pointing upwards. Now exhale and lift your head and shoulders up. Hold this position for a while and then come back from where you started.

06/7 Warrior 2

Benefit: Warrior 2 is an excellent pose for your legs and chest. This pose improves circulation of blood in the body and enhances the concentration level.

How to do it: Stand straight with your legs as wide as possible. Now turn your right toes towards the right and bend your knees at a 90 degree angle. Turn your left feet inwards by about 15 degrees. Make sure that the heel of your right foot is aligned to the center of the left foot. Lift both your arms sideways, so that they are at the level of your shoulder. Your palms should be facing upwards. Now take a deep breathe and exhale.Turn your head and look to your right. Gently try to push your pelvis down as much as you can. position.

07/7 Cobra Pose

Benefit: This position helps to strengthen the core body and align the spine and nervous system.

How to do it: Lie down on your stomach with your toes flat on the ground and your forehead resting on the ground. Keep both your legs together. Place your hands close to your shoulders in such a way that your elbows are parallel and close to your torso. Inhale and slowly lift your head, chest, and abdomen, with your navel resting on the ground. Pull your torso back with the support of your hands. Keep breathing as you curve your spine and keep your hands straight. Tilt your head back and look up. Do not overstrain yourself. Hold this position for a few seconds and then slowly come back to the normal position.

by TNN

Times of India