A 38-year-old member asked:
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what do you think i should do to get my tummy area to flatten up?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lose weight: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.)
Answered on May 25, 2015

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