Monday, 26 April 2010

Flat, Toned Abs in Just Ten Minutes a Day

Summer, and swimsuit season, is just around the corner. That means it's time to start working on those flat abs you want so badly.

Don't have time to work out for hours every day? Not to worry, with a little planning and ten minutes a day, you can have the flat, toned abs you want.

Step #1 Pay attention to your fuel.

Track what you eat and what you burn each day. Abdominal fat is just that, fat. If you want to see the muscles underneath and get rid of the bulge you're going to have to consume fewer calories than you burn.

There are wonderful, free, and easy to use programs and iPod/iPhone applications that will help you track what you eat and what you burn each day. Use them to stay on track.

One pound of fat is 3500 calories. That means that by simply burning 500 more calories a day than you eat you can lose a pound in 7 days.

Tracking what you eat will also help you see what foods fill you up longer and what foods burn quickly. Quick burning foods mean you're hungry soon after you eat them. Aim for lean protein, lots of fiber and fruits and veggies.

Step #2 Get moving!

Move your body; it wasn't designed to sit on a couch or at a desk all day. Take the stairs, take a walk around the block, move your body and find a way to take at least 10,000 steps a day.

Studies have shown that people who take 10,000 steps a day lose weight faster and keep it off. They're healthier and thinner. You can be too!

Step #3 Okay, now you have pounds melting off just by tracking your intake and moving your body. The next step is to work your core muscles, and you can do that in just ten minutes a day.

The best fitness activities are ones that focus on your entire core, your back and stomach. Sit-ups are great but they only work specific muscles in your abdominals.

Instead of sit-ups, spend ten minutes working through a low rep workout. Do full crunches where your legs also come off of the ground, bridge, single leg abdominal press, plank pose, and side plank.

Move through each repetition slowly so you get the full benefit of the movement and hold the exercise for a few seconds before releasing it. You'll build muscle and burn more fat.

Repeat each exercise 8-10 times then move onto the next exercise.

The good thing about these core exercises is that you don't need any fancy equipment to do them. All you need is ten minutes.

Get down on the floor during your favorite television show or do them right when you get up in the morning before your shower.

With commitment, a plan of action and a little bit of willpower you can have those flat abs you want.

Watch what you eat, get moving and find ten minutes each day to work your core muscles. You'll have that beach body in no time.


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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

See India - Holidays and Tours Guide

Ever wanted to see India and take an India tour to holiday around the rich country?

On a new website that just launched, you'll get to learn some interesting facts, see some amazing and beautiful photographs and find resources to explore about the tourist hotspots across India.

The list is categorized by region, interest and nature of your holiday. Each destination page shares links that give more detail about the holiday.

Here are just some of the sites you can explore:

See Ajanta - Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India are rock-cut cave monuments dating back to 2nd century BC and containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of "Buddhist religious art"

See Andaman - Take the ferry from Wandour Marine Park, famed for its living coral reefs, to Port Blair, Andaman. It's a journey to enjoy and cherish all your life!

See Kajuraho - The Kajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

See Khajuraho - Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the "seven wonders" of India.

See Mount Abu - Home of the royal family of Sirohi, Rajasthan, Mount Abu falls under Sirohi district. Three royal families had holiday homes in this hill station - Jaipur, Bharatpur and Sirohi families. Don't miss the view from Sunset point on Mount Abu.

See Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal in Agra is a mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, combining elements from Persian, Indian, Ottoman, and Islamic architecture.

See Golden Temple - The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, is the most significant place of worship of the Sikhs. If you visit the Golden Temple, don't miss the sight by night. Awesome!

See Jaipur - Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, and is popularly called the 'Pink City'. Don't miss the peculiar Birla Mandir temple!

See Delhi - Don't miss the India Gate, on Rajpath in New Delhi. A monument to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan Wars, it is a landmark of the Indian capital.

See Chandigarh - Chandigarh, a union territory of India, is capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana, and is referred to as The City Beautiful. Enjoy the sprawling parks, modern design and delightful scenes of Chandigarh.

See Himachal - Fantastic views, scenic panoramas galore in Himachal. In the Bhimakali temple at HImachal, it is said human sacrifices were made until the 19th century.

See Udaipur - Full of history and culture, Udaipur is a tourist's delight. Don't miss the intricately carved dome over one of the 4 entrances to the Ranakpur Jain Temple at Udaipur.

See Srinagar - A houseboat in Srinagar can be the ultimate place to relax. Gaze across Nagin Lake, relish the peace and quiet. Or wander around Nishat Bagh Mughal gardens.

See Kolkata - Only in Kolkata auto-rickshaws race trams on tracks, trying to overtake on blind curves. Kolkata abounds in interesting colonial style architecture. You must see the Victoria Memorial.

All this and more is on view at See India Holidays website. Check it out today.