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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Flab-busting Exercises for losing Weight

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These easy-to-do and effective exercises for losing weight are devised for preventing fat and combating gravity irrespective of what age one is.


  • A basic big bathing or beach-use towel would be needed to start off on these exercises for losing weight.
  • This exercise when done correctly would target areas of the arm, leg and core muscles.
  • Standing in a position by placing feet close to one another and right foot to be placed on a towel and the two ends to be held in each of the hands.
  • Now pulling on the towel and straightening the right foot ahead of oneself.
  • Grabbing the tips of the towel using the left hand and then twisting trunk towards one’s right, extend right arm outwards to the side at shoulder height.
  • Holding this pose for ten seconds and then lowering, switching sides and then repeating.
  • Doing five such repetitions on both sides.

Half-Lunar Moves

  • One starts off by standing in position such that the feet are a couple of feet away from one another, bending knees to some extent, turning right foot to sides and left foot placed forwards.
  • The towel to be held at the back of oneself, one of the tips held in both hands and extending arms outwards to one’s sides at shoulder height.
  • Keep arms outward and backwards straight, hinging from hip region to one’s right, raising left leg till it is parallel to the ground.
  • Straightening right leg and holding for fifteen seconds. Lowering and switching sides and then repeating.
  • Doing five repetitions on either side.

Crunching Tucks or Pikes

  • This is one of the firming exercises for losing weight which works the abdominals, legs and core muscles.
  • One starts off by lying flat on the ground and extending legs over the hip area and arms over one’s head. Crunching upwards and reach both the hands towards the feet.
  • Keep the legs straightened and bringing arms back over one’s head as one lowers the upper portion of the back and right leg towards the ground.
  • Now crunching upward, lift right leg over the hip area and reach hands towards the toes. Switching legs and repeating.
  • Doing twenty repetitions and swapping sides.


  • This move works on the areas like bicep, triceps, torso, upper portion of the back and core muscles.
  • Starting off in the up-phase of a push up pose.
  • Now, hugging the elbow area to one’s sides and bending them straight backwards, lower the body till one is approximately five inches off the ground, keep the abdominals engaged, neck erect and lifting hip area.
  • Holding for three seconds and then straightening arms for returning to beginning stance and then repeating.
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