Have you tried this 5-minute Japanese towel exercise that claims to burn belly fat?

Are you trying to get rid of the stubborn belly fat? A Japanese 5-minute exercise might help reduce fat around your abdomen.
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Try this 5-minute Japanese towel exercise that helps burn belly fat. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock.
Arushi Bidhuri Published: 19 Oct 2022, 16:45 pm IST
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Now that you have started to lose weight, you must have stumbled upon a gazillion hacks and tricks that can help you burn belly fat. But the stubborn midsection isn’t that easy to shed kilos from. It is one area people focus on the most because it is a nuisance! Not only does it increase your risk of developing type-2 diabetes, heart diseases and several other conditions, but belly fat also makes your clothes feel tight and makes sitting feel uncomfortable.

But worry not! You don’t have to ponder or feel sad about losing belly fat. There are some hacks that are believed to work well for people trying to lose weight. One such trick is the 5-minute Japanese towel exercise. Here’s all you need to know about it and how it works.

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5-minute Japanese towel exercise. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

5-minute Japanese towel exercise for belly fat: Does it work?

Japanese towel exercise was made popular by a social media post last year. It is a 5-minute exercise that claims to flatten your abs in just 10 days. Although the claim seems a bit implausible, we can’t help but wonder what is it about this exercise that can help you lose abdominal fat so fast. Let’s know more about it.

Dr Toshiki Fukutsudzi, a reflexology and massage expert from Japan, created the Japanese towel technique more than ten years ago to help people get in shape. He asserted that this technique can assist in relieving back discomfort, strengthening the back, and getting rid of tummy fat. The physician claims that this technique can aid in reducing an additional layer of belly fat brought on by the misalignment of the pelvic muscles. Consistent practice of this exercise fixes the displacement in the pelvis placement and helps a person lose an additional layer of belly fat.

Dr Fukutsudzi found the science behind the exercise and how it works. This exercise corrects the alignment of your spine and pelvis, which is the main reason why fat gets accumulated around your abdominal area. The physician shared this weight loss method in a Japanese book.

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5-minute Japanese towel exercise. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

How to perform the 5-minute Japanese exercise?

Here’s how to do the Japanese towel exercise to stay in shape and lose belly fat:

1. For this exercise, all you will need is a 4-inch wide towel rolled up in the form of a cylinder and a mat.

2. Sit on a mat and put your towel rolled down.

3. Now lie down with your back on the mat and place the towel directly under your navel.

4. Make sure your feet are shoulder-width apart with your toes touching each other.


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5. Stretch your arms with your palms facing downwards while you do this.

6. Put a timer of 5 minutes on your phone/mobile and stay in this position.

7. Once 5 minutes are over, get up slowly without any jerky moments.

Caution: Make sure to connect with your fitness coach before you incorporate this exercise into your weight loss regimen. People with an underlying disease should talk to their doctor first before practicing it.

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