From arduous hours in the gym to restrictive diets, the pursuit of a slimmer waist has the potential to lead us down all kinds of expensive and time-consuming and rabbit holes.
But what if we told you that you don’t even need to work up a sweat, or spend a pretty penny to sport a trimmer midriff?
Experts have revealed that something as simple as a daily stretch or sucking your stomach in for a minute at a time – while trawling the supermarket isles or standing at the bus stop, can be equally adept at producing a toner tum.
Read on to discover our 3 steps to a slimmer waist and look forward to slipping into that flimsy summer dress in no time.
Stand and stretch
This exercise strengthens your tummy muscles, abs and chest for a longer, leaner look.
Stand with feet just wider than shoulder-width apart and knees bent slightly. Shift your tail bone forward; maintain this alignment for the entire move.
Inhale, interlacing your fingers and reaching you palms to the ceiling, then straightening your arms (back to the starting position, reaching up to create space in the abdomen and chest. Start with two sets of ten; then build up two sets of 20).
Simply suck in your tum
You can do this one anywhere – at the bus stop, in a queue – and the more you do it, the more toned you’ll get. Stand up straight and tall and exhale until all the air is out of your lungs.
Next, take a deep breath and suck your stomach in as far as you can. Hold your stomach in for around 20 seconds (after practice hold for around 60 seconds, then let it out. Rest for a few seconds then repeat the exercise twice more.
Cheat with slimming jeans
Milady’s has a new range of jeans designed to help you look and feel amazing – without being so tight and restrictive that you don’t feel comfortable!
Does this sound too good to be true? Here’s how they work:
– The high–rise design and clever stitching in the front pockets slims from within, flattening the tummy and flattering the curves.
– To slim, shape and lift your bottom, the WonderFit denim is fitted with hidden, figure-hugging seaming and slimming fabric darts in the back.
– Expect comfort and the perfect fit every time with the help of the WonderFit stretch denim fabric that is both comfortable and shape transforming