We all know that there’s no overnight solution to weight loss except that it’s an on going process combined with a healthy diet. There are, however, tricks to looking slimmer in an instant with some quick fixes.

Go look in a mirror: See any problems? Fix them (and look 10 pounds lighter!) simply by using these posture-improving moves from physical therapist Bill Hartman.

The Problem: Droopy Boobs
A weak upper back angles your chest downward.

The Fix: Face Pull
Attach a rope handle to a high pulley and grasp it with both hands. Step back until you feel tension in the cable. Pull toward your face, elbows wide. Slowly return to start. Do two or three sets of 12 to 15 reps.

The Problem: Belly Pooch
Weak lower abs and a pelvis that tilts forward push your stomach outward.

The Fix: Kneeling Hip-Flexor Stretch
Kneel on your right knee, your left foot in front of you. Gently push your hips forward as far as you can. (You should feel it in your right hip.) Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides. Repeat three times.

The Problem: Thick Midsection
Rounded shoulders compress your ribs and abdomen, making your torso appear wider than it actually is.

The Fix: Lying Y Raise
Lie facedown with your arms overhead in a Y position on the floor. Raise your arms a few inches off the floor, pause, then return to start. Do two sets of 12 reps.


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