Excess thigh fat has always been an area of concern; ironically it is also an area that takes longest time to get toned. The best solution to shed excess weight from thighs is to follow a strict regimen of healthy diet and exercise. While you get on a healthy diet here are some exercises that can help you melt away that extra fat from your thighs

These simple exercises can be done easily and will take only 10 minutes to complete.

Side Plank with Knee Tuck:

Side Plank with knee tuck is an exercise that works for your glutes and thighs along with the shoulders, triceps and abs. It is a variation of the traditional plank, wherein, you get into a plank position on your singe elbow and add leg tuck to it. This twist adds more explosive dynamics that works wonder for your core and legs. Besides, it also helps in toning of your upper arms over the time. Do about 25 repetitions on each side for effective results.

Bridge with Squeeze:

Adding an inner thigh squeeze to your basic bridge will help tone your inner thighs. Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-distance apart. You can place a cushion or a ball between your knees. Push up into a bridge. Without raising or lowering your pelvis, slowly squeeze your cushion. Every time you rise your hips squeeze the cushion at least 20 times. Minimum of 3 sets for this exercise are recommended for best results.

Side lunges:

Side lunge is a complete lower body workout. It targets your inner & outer thigh, hips, glutes and the calves. You can add a barbell for mores resistance. The video below shows the exercise with a barbell but if you are a beginner, you can performance this exercise without barbell as well.

Sumo Squat with Arm Raise:

Sumo squats are one of the best exercises for toning inner thighs and glutes. Besides its thigh benefits, sumo squats help build muscles, which in turn improve calorie burn. Squats are an effective muscle strengthening exercise that helps improve stability and balance. The video below shows exercise with dumbbells, but if you are a beginner you can remove the prop and do the exercise.

While you work your way out for toned thighs with these exercises, make sure you include healthy diet in your weight loss regimen to reap the maximum benefits from your workout.