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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise to get rid of a little fat under the belly button on your stomach?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
All exercise is good: You need to lose weight. For this you must eat less and exercise more. But calorie rich food is the main culprit.. Exercise alone would not make you lose much weight unless you also cut down on calories. Eat healthy foods which are low in calories such as veggies, fruits and grains. Avoid high sugared foods, meats, fried foods and dairy. Then you will have a flat belly in a couple of months..
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There isn't any one: Exercise. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Ensure you get in lots of aerobic activity ! Take care.
Mar 2, 2014

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