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How Can I Have A Thigh Gap
Disordered Eating: The thigh gap cultural phenomenon was born out of a Victorias Secret Runway Show back in 2012. These girls are unusually tall and unusually thin. It is not realistic for most women. Since it's inception, it has become the obession in particular with teen girls, and is also highly associated with disordered eating. Anorexia is deadly, and the quest for a thigh gap will lead you down that path. ...Read more
Distorted Body Image: The thigh gap cultural phenomenon was born out of a Victorias Secret Runway Show back in 2012. These girls are unusually tall and unusually thin. It is not realistic for most women. Since it's inception, it has become the obsession in particular with teen girls, and is also highly associated with disordered eating. Anorexia is deadly, and the quest for a thigh gap will lead you down that path. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be thigh 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. Tone inner thighs w extended leg lifts, inner thigh press, standing thigh press, deep squat, wall squat, lunge, thigh ball squeeze, walking, swimming, biking ; in-line skating. ...Read more
What to do: 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
Examination: Generally there will be an associated injury, as well as tenderness directly over the involved muscle. An MRI can be done to visualize the inflammation in the muscle, but is generally not necessary. Usually treatment with avoidance of the aggravating activity, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will suffice. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Depends: The laceration should be evaluated in the er or by your doctor. Often the skin is closed initially even if there is deeper injuries. A hand surgeon will usually operate on the hand or wrist in the next several days to repair the deeper structures. This allows you to have surgery on an empty stomach and with a well rested surgeon, both very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meh...: The thigh gap cultural phenomenon was born out of a Victorias Secret Runway Show back in 2012. These girls are unusually tall and unusually thin. It is not realistic for most women. Since it's inception, it has become the obsession in particular with teen girls, and is also highly associated with disordered eating. Anorexia is deadly, and the quest for a thigh gap will lead you down that path. ...Read more
What type of exercises should I do to get a big butt? How fast would I see results? I have a super flat butt
Lunges: Focus on lunges, squats, and dead lifts. The elliptical and stair climber also targets that area. Gradually add more weight. You can lookup exercises on youtube as demonstrated by a certified personal trainer or speak to one at your local health club. Generally it takes 6-12 months to start seeing changes. Try to exercise 4-5 days/week. ...Read more
I have a scar from a belly piercing i took out in mid 2012 and i was wondering how long it will take to disappear/is there anything i can do now?
Probably can't...: Which muscle? When? When someone really completely tears a muscle there's usually swelling and bleeding from the injury as well as profound weakness of that muscle. Most muscles have at least partial backup so that unless there's complete lack of movement like a torn achilles' tendon, you won't know for sure. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
I have a plate in my leg and recently i bumped my leg and it made a small cut/hole, where i can see the plate slightly. How long will it take to heal?
See an orthopedist : And do this asap. Since the plate is exposed, it is contaminated with bacteria and possibly other organisms. It may require therapy with antibiotics, removal and a wide variety of other problems may occur. Do not ignore this. It might cost you your leg if it is not taken care of appropriately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Xray: Pain and localised tendernees on the bone. ...Read more
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by attempting to go "all out" to fast. ...Read more
Diet/exercise: These feature are generally reserved to those people with a total body fat of around 5-8%. Since most average persons run the high teens to twenties, this requires weight loss of stubborn body fat.A change in eating patterns and more aerobic exercise can get to this point. Those engaged in professional body building often get down to 3-5% for tournaments. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I am a male and I have a slightly big butt for a guy. I was wondering if you could advise me on why this is the case or how I can get it smaller?
What's the problem?: There's nothing abnormal about a "slightly" big butt! You can go to a gym and tone up your gluteus muscles which might make you feel better about yourself. ...Read more
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