Looking to burn belly fat without exercising? Or, if you’re like me, looking for additional ways to burn belly fat beyond traditional exercise. Here are some great ways to boost your metabolism without using an exercise machine, lifting a dumbbell, or doing crunches.
Walking has been widely documented as the best thing sedentary people can do to lose weight permanently. Every day find opportunities to walk more often. To the corner store, around the house or on the spot. It doesn’t really matter as long as you walk at least 30 minutes a day. Steadily increase your walking pace to 3.5 miles per hour.
2) get up
Standing burns 33% more calories than sitting. Make sure you are on your feet for a total of 3 hours a day to burn belly fat. The next time you find yourself sitting on the couch watching TV, stand up! For added effect, walk in place while watching TV.
3) suck your stomach
Yes, simply sucking on your stomach will tighten your belly and strengthen the muscles under your future six-pack. Here’s what to do: Suck in the stomach as much as possible (pull in, don’t squeeze). Concentrate on pulling on your belly button as much as you can. Hold for 5 seconds, keep breathing, and release. Rest for 10 seconds and repeat, this time focus on pulling from the top of your belly. Alternate. You will feel the burn.
Start with 10 repetitions twice a day. Over the next two weeks, increase the frequency and duration of your stomach sucking more and more, more and more often, holding it longer and longer. In your car, at your desk, walking, remember not to hold your breath. Eventually you will want to get to the point where you are constantly and unconsciously doing it.
4) Turn off the TV
People who watch television for 3 hours a day or more are 60% more likely to be or become obese. Watch TV for an hour a day and find something else to do. Garden, clean, build something, whatever, as long as you’re on the go.
Did you know that the number one method of eliminating waste from our body is to exhale? When you burn fat, your body creates many toxins that must be eliminated. If you have ever had a science course, you are undoubtedly familiar with the fact that mass cannot be created or destroyed, only converted. When you burn wood, the mass of the wood is converted into energy and gas. The same happens when we burn abdominal fat in our body. In essence, we exhale all the fat.
If you were sealed in a glass container that was sitting on a scale and you lost 40 pounds, the scale would not show the weight loss. Why? Because the weight of all the lost fat would be trapped in the air in the sealed glass container. What I’m trying to say is, breathe! Practice deep breathing exercises, short breathing techniques, and any other breathing exercises that interest you.
6) take a bath
Don’t worry, this is not as easy as it sounds. Here we are talking about immersion in cold water. Water cold enough to make you shiver. Fifteen minutes of shaking is equivalent to jogging for 15 minutes. In their training, Navy SEALs are forced to sit in the ocean as the waves crash over them for up to an hour. This is not warm water, but 45-50 degree water. Due to the severity of this training, SEALs are constantly monitored for hypothermia. This is neither recommended nor endorsed.
Instead, there are two approved techniques for burning belly fat.
A) Fill a bathtub with very cold water up to the ankles. Enters. Walk in place for 2 to 4 minutes. This is much more bearable than what the Navy does, but still causes a spike in your metabolism that lasts for quite a while.
B) Take a bath as usual, but instead fill the tub as high as possible with water at room temperature, 70 degrees. The water should not feel warm, but rather cold. Go upstairs, read a book, practice your breathing exercises, etc. for 30-60 minutes. Drink ice water to accelerate the effect.
After 10-15 minutes, you will notice that your body shakes slightly. This is good, but don’t push it. When your body tells you it’s time to quit, quit. There is no need to rush. In time, you’ll be a pro at burning belly fat by soaking it in cold water without putting your health at risk.
7) Take a steam bath
Sweating is a great way to detox. But, do not do this after soaking in cold water, the effect on your metabolism would be lost. You can make your body sweat artificially by taking a sauna or steam. When your body is hot from fever, exercise, or steam, your heart rate increases. Blood circulation increases to cool the body, perspiration requires energy, burning calories and releasing hundreds of toxins. Another excellent method to burn belly fat.
Please make no mistake. I do not recommend dehydration. In fact, I recommend drinking a lot of water, even carrying water to stay hydrated. Make sure it’s HOT water, cold water will defeat the purpose. If you’re dehydrated, you won’t sweat as much, if at all.
Start with 10 minutes but keep 20 minutes maximum. Don’t have access to a steamer? No problem. Sit on your toilet, turn on the shower, HOT, with the door closed and the fan off. You can also put on a sauna suit to increase the effect. Drink a lot of water. You could even walk on site to burn extra calories.
8) do what Shaolin monks do
Technically I suppose you could call some of these techniques exercise, however they will make you stronger and harder than weight lifting, without touching a dumbbell.
A) Stand with your arms stretched out to your sides and your elbows closed. Press down hard on your palms and lift your fingers straight back quickly. Repeat 49 times. You should feel this in your forearms and triceps. Do this every day and your arms will be as steady as a wooden plank.
B) Stand with your arms at your sides. Imagine a fly at chin level on the edge of your reach. Energetically, fluidly, raise your arm with your left shoulder focusing on speed. Imagine catching the fly in your vertical fist and squeezing it as hard as you can. Hold it for a second. Now, raise your right arm and squeeze, then raise your left fist and squeeze hard. Repeat 49 times. This will firm your arms, chest, and shoulders and improve your coordination.
C) Stretch your arms to the front. Spread your legs wider than shoulder width apart and squat 1/4 of the way. Pause. Stay in this position as long as possible, aiming for 5 minutes to start. Keep your arms up. If only you can hold this for 30 seconds. No problem. Stand up, rest a moment and repeat until you reach 5 minutes. This will tone your legs like no other exercise. Shaolin Masters can squat in parallel and keep their arms extended for an hour, easily.
Some of you may not think that these are easy ways to lose weight, but they will make your body burn belly fat while burning body fat. Follow these tips to burn body fat with our recommended diets, or better yet, add them to your belly fat burning workout routine to speed up your results.