To have toned abs is important whatever age you are. Women have more image issues and would like to have flat and toned abs, but finding the time to workout becomes difficult.
I am mentioning below three effective abdominal workouts for women. These moves are simple and can be dome at home without any special equipment.
Cycle: Lie on your back. Rest your palms just below your hips for support. Raise left leg; bring it close to your chest rotate back to the original position as if riding a cycle. Do it 25-30 times. Repeat with the other leg. Once you are comfortable increase the count.
Crunches. This is one of the most traditional and effective abdominal workout for women but you need to do it the right way. Lie on your back. Lift the pelvis slightly off the floor and contract abdominal muscles and tightening the buttocks at the same time. Place your hands behind the neck; raise the upper body lightly without jerk. Retain this position for a few seconds and go back to original position. Repeat 8-10 times. This is one set. Do three sets.
Cardio. Please remember, only doing crunches or cycling will not reduce the flab from your abs. This can only tone the muscles and partially help in reducing weight around these muscles. But it is your over all workout that can reduce your fat from your stomach.
Therefore an over all cardio work out is important, if you want to reduce flab from your abs. If you do not have time to go out and join a gym, buy a jumping rope and jump for 10 minutes initially. This is one of the best cardio workouts. It is intense, so even a short duration is okay.