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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please advise how to slim down my 'pot belly' and achieve more toned arms and legs from home?

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Dr. David Motoki
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Home Exercise: Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight requires proper diet and exercise. You will need to do some type of cardiovascular work-out as well as resistance exercises. It might be very helpful to enlist a personal trainer who can design a comprehensive exercise program that you can do at home. You will likely have to invest in some equipment but the trainer can help you minimize costs.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Slimming down: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be ab fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, .
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). Do you have any weights at home? Tone arms w standing biceps curl w dumbbells, hammer curls w dumbbells, triceps kickback w dumbbells & lying triceps extension w dumbbells.
Nov 28, 2013

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