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Exercises To Decrease Belly Fat After A Laparotomy
CV and Core : Core strength exercises can help improve tone in the abdominal muscles. This can be combined with cardiovascular exercise to improve the shape of your abdominal muscles. I prefer core exercises that occur in lengthened positions such as plank position, sit backs and standing movements. The rule is to start slow and be persistent. Don't rush it and you will see changes over time. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Ot occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal 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, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abs do 3 sets of 15: -laying on back doing leg raises. -standing hold on w/ left hand, raise r leg out laterally, repeat w other side. -in a push up position arms outstretched, legs straight out behind and feet in a trx sling, pull knees up to your stomach. -lay on back, place beach ball between feet that r on ground. Bring the beach ball, being held between feet up to your hands as you do a v bend lifting upper body. ...Read more
Spot reduction is : Not possible. Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care. ...Read more
Yoga is great: First, congrats! wow, what a change in your life and your body. Just about anything will help you get in shape. I particularly like yoga to get back in shape. Many of the positions strengthen the core and it is gentle enough to prevent you from injuring yourself with the sudden onset of exercise after so many months. Good luck! ...Read more
Will i need to deal with my navel hernia before a panniculectomy? I'm considering a panniculectomy to remove some loose skin and fat from recent weight loss, however, I have a navel hernia. Can the doctor performing the tummy tuck also fix my hernia?
Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you lose stomach fat, if any. To lose 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 lose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
Planks!: I do these all the time and love them. Planks work the core and are simple and great exercises. Also, try flutter kicks. Most importantly, diet is very important and hydration. Make sure your nutrition is up to par or you'll have a hard time losing the belly weight. Best of luck and congrats! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more than that: 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. Do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to lose belly/abdomen fat especially on obliques, by following a diet and some abdomen exercises only? No cardio.
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be abdominal 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: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?
Core muscles buildup: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. Start with aerobic workouts like treadmill or elliptical. At the gym, there will specific machines which support your back while you exercise your core muscles. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does doing sit ups help burn belly fat?Or is there any other exercises that will burn belly fat and help tone up a bit?
Stop belly fat?: Unfortunately regional wt loss is impossible by any excercize or targeted diet. A good general weight loss program combined with an aerobic fitness program 30-60 min/day 3-5 days/week within your body's capability is the way to go. Good luck and go for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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