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Easy Flat Tummy Exercises
Remember: Your eating habits have a stronger effect on your "six pack" then abdominal exercises alone, as the "flatness" comes from have limited superficial body fat. So while exercises can help some element of tone, weight control has more of an effect. ...Read more
Not alone: For a flat abdomen 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, 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.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What exercises can I do to lose weight, tone my body, make curves, flat stomach, smaller thighs and butt?
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more
Large hernia above belly button. Surgery refused. Can push some in so tummy is flat,I stand it returns straight away,can exercise help me look normal?
Several factors: There are hernias and there are conditions of weakened muscles such as rectus diasti. Depending on your muscle tone, weight, body habitus etc. you may be able to do some toning that will help, but often if very large, surgery may be needed. Not sure if the surgeon refused or you the patient? Best to see the surgeon and get recommendations on how to treat best. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably won't have: A significant impact.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do core exercises and overall health exercises like walking and biking help you get rid of a belly pouch. Its this little pouch under my belly button.?
Eat less; & exercise: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more
What's the best way to lose excess tummy fat, which exercise: I am doing sit ups and stomach crunches?
Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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