When the holidays arrive, people are always happy and look forward to eating lots of food. The holidays are also an excuse to create wonderful dishes that are only saved for special occasions.
All the delicious foods, desserts, treats are present almost everywhere. People tend to overeat and feel bad afterward.
6 EXERCISES TO EASE BLOATING
The feeling of a bloated stomach is one of the worst ones. You just want to lie down and don’t do anything. Actually, that’s very bad, because the fat just gathers everywhere, especially around your stomach! Here, we have 6 exercises that will help you alleviate bloating and enjoy your family time a little longer!
Start by lying on your back with your legs and arms extended. Inhale and bring your knees up slowly to your chest and clasp your hands around them. Put your forearms over your shins and hold yourself at the elbows. Keep your back on the floor, your shoulder blades flat on the floor, and try to pull your tailbone to the floor. Hold for 1 minute while you’re breathing slowly the whole time.
2.SEATED SPINAL TWIST
You can perform it on two ways. Create a 90° angle with your trunk and legs extended sitting on the floor or mat. Slowly bend your right knee bringing it up, and twist to the right at the hip. Use your left elbow as leverage against your right knee and try to reach back as far as you can without pain. Hold for 30 seconds. Then release slowly and repeat with the other side.
If that is too difficult or unpleasant, sit on the floor with your legs crossed and turn to the right and try to reach back as far as you can. Hold for 30 seconds, release slowly and repeat with the other side.
Stand with your feet about hips width apart with your toes facing forward. Sit your hips back as if you were about to sit down on a chair and extend both arms over your head. Keep your chest high and pin your shoulders back, away from your ears. Hold this pose for 1 minute, trying to breathe slowly the whole time.
4.HIGH LUNGE VARIATION
Take a large step backward with your right leg standing up straight with your feet together and hands at your side. Bend your left knee and clasp your hands behind your back, driving your arms back to open your chest. Release your hands slowly and return to starting position, then repeat on the other side.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and the bottom of your feet firmly on the floor about hips width apart. From this position, drive into your heels to lift your hips straight up, clasping hold of your hands beneath your body and pressing against the ground to open your hips. Hold this pose for 1 minute, breathing deeply the whole time.
6.LEGS UP THE WALL
Lie on your back with your butt against a wall. Extend your legs straight up the wall and rest your hands on the floor, palms down. Hold this pose for a minute while you breathe deeply and slowly the whole time.
You can do any one of these movements or do them all in a series.
All of these exercises can help you relieve the feeling of bloating and enjoy with your family during the holidays! Enjoy your food and your quality time!