If you want to lose weight, you can follow low calorie diets which help in losing weight.
But the weight loss takes place uniformly all over the body but your shape of the body does not change [Weight loss on a busy schedule].
You have to follow good exercise schedule along with diet to shape the specific areas of the body [Diet and exercise].
Here are some of the exercise workouts to tone your body:
Lie on your abdomen on the floor with your hands beneath you, palms pressed down and finger tips pointing towards each other. By straightening your arms and arching your spine, raise your body off the ground, twist around to look at your feet over the right shoulder. Repeat five to six times for each side.
Stand with your back about one foot from the wall. Place your palms against wall and press hard against it. Hold the contraction to a count of ten and then relax.
Repeat it eight to ten times. Stand in front of a wall about one foot distance and repeat the exercise for eight to ten times. This exercise shapes your arms.
Stand in front of a chair holding the edge of chair. Raise yourself on your toes until you are standing on tip toes. Slowly lower the heels and relax. Repeat it twenty times.
Lying on your right side, support your head on your right hand. Keep your legs straight and raise your left leg slowly. Hold on this position for five seconds and slowly lower your leg. Repeat ten times each side. These exercises shape your legs.
This exercise shapes your thighs. Lie on the floor on your back. Raise your right leg in the air and firmly hold the thigh with your hands. Pull your thigh towards your face, while keeping your back and head on the floor. Repeat with each leg five times.
Lie on your abdomen with elbows bent and finger tips facing inwards. Rest your forehead on the floor. Slowly raise your head and body by pushing down with hands, arching your spine and bending the neck backwards. Pull in your abdomen muscles and lift your abdomen off the floor. Slowly lower upper back and shoulders to floor to the original position and relax. Repeat five to ten times.
Stand straight with feet apart and hands clasped behind your head. Twist from the waist upwards round to the left. Return to the original position and twist round to the right. Repeat it for twenty times.
Stand straight with your feet apart and arms outstretched to the side. Twisting from the waist, bend and touch your right toe with your left hand. Return to straight position and repeat with right hand touching left foot. Repeat ten to fifteen times.
Sit straight on the floor. Bend your knees. Firmly hold the right foot with right hand and left foot with left hand. Raise right and left feet alternatively. Repeat it for eight to ten times.
If you perform these exercises regularly, you attain a toned body within few weeks [Exercise essentials]. Don’t forget to follow the diet plan along with these workouts because following only exercise or following only diet does not give results