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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Belly Fat If You Have A Short Torso Long Legs

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What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Your doc: Your regular doc can do a bone maturity study (x-ray) this study is the accepted standard for deciding if you have any growth potential left or are finished. By age 23, it is likely all your growth centers have turned to solid bone which means you are done. ...Read more

Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

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Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Not really: There is some linear growth in the vertebral bodies but most comes in the long bones (arms, legs). Most males will finish linear growth around 17-18 when the growth centers close. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could be evaluated for open growth centers. If open at 20, this suggests a delay of growth & more could occur. Body proportions are under genetic influence. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

Weight loss: Due to reducing your food intake. Don't fall pray to internet or tv scams. They only reduce the weight of your wallet. None of them help with anything. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I am 198 lbs. Every time I exercise, I end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

I am 198 lbs. Every time I exercise, I end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

Nutrition: The problem with 'belly fat' is that it's so easy to gain it and so hard to lose it. Try to focus on nutrition first, and avoid carbs like bread, rice, potato, pasta, and desserts. For exercise, try to work on getting cardio fitness rather than weight training. As you burn more calories and eat healthier, the mid-section body fat will slim down. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to lose belly fat + thigh fat?

What are some good exercises to lose belly fat + thigh fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; leg 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 regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery). ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I want to know what exercises to do to lose belly fat + thigh fat. How many sets + reps should I do!?

What do you suggest if I want to know what exercises to do to lose belly fat + thigh fat. How many sets + reps should I do!?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab; leg 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 regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can lose belly fat/thigh fat?

Can I tell me how I can lose belly fat/thigh fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal ; thigh 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”>>. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to lose lower belly fat and inner thigh fat?

What is the quickest way to lose lower belly fat and inner thigh fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ab ; leg 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. Tone thighs w plie, squat, >. ...Read more

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Does fasting help lose weight? I want to lose my belly fat and my inner thigh fat the most. What liquids should I drink without food?

Does fasting help lose weight? I want to lose my belly fat and my inner thigh fat the most. What liquids should I drink without food?

Fasting back fires: As a method for weight loss. Your metabolic rate will drop rapidly in response to starvation. The slower your metabolic rate, the more quickly you are able to regain weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid. ...Read more

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How can I lose belly fat with heel spurs?

How can I lose belly fat with heel spurs?

Watch what you eat: There are plenty of off weight bearing excercises, then you can always see a foot doctor to have the spurs or pain associated with them relieved...And start to perform weight bearing excercises. Good luck, . ...Read more

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What can I do to burn belly fat faster and get my legs thin?

Diet, Exercise: Lower your caloric intake and move your muscle to burn the calories. ...More than you consume. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot change the genes you were born with. You can dress and exercise to tone, shape and minimize the difference. ...Read more

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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry about where it goes is eliminate the chance with a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of belly fat and get an inner thigh gap?

Can you recommend what to do to get rid of belly fat and get an inner thigh gap?

Targeted exercise: Diet, exercise and weight loss - with targeted exercise toward your abdomen. It will help strengthen the abdominal muscles. It sounds like you're developing male pattern weight gain, which is usually due to obesity and Insulin resistance, often pcos. ...Read more

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How can I burn belly fat, thigh fat, and get a six pack. What workouts to do and a diet for quick results?

How can I burn belly fat, thigh fat, and get a six pack. What workouts to do and a diet for quick results?

Slow down: Don't try and lose a lot of weight in a hurry - it will only go back.

Go online and see "NuVal" - you will find food that is good, not too bad, and bad for you. There are other similar articles on the web.

Weigh your self (no clothes on) once week and plan to lose 2-4 lbs a month.

Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What's the best or quickest way to work off thigh and/or belly fat?

What's the best or quickest way to work off thigh and/or belly fat?

Isometric exercise.: The most effective and fastest way to reduce fat in thighs and abdomen is through isometric and/or aerobic exercise involving those muscles. Examples are swimming, bike riding, sir-ups, etc.. ...Read more

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Which is the best and quickest way to work off thigh and/or belly fat?

Which is the best and quickest way to work off thigh and/or belly fat?

No preferential loss: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the excess thigh and belly fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be ab & 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. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. Tone ...Read more

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I'm a 17 year old. Is there any way in which I can loose my extra thigh fat along with the belly fat?

I'm a 17 year old. Is there any way in which I can loose my extra thigh fat along with the belly fat?

Cardio!: Walking, running or other day burning activity for 20min or more 2-3 times per week with targeted strength training exercises will slim the thighs. Also remember to eat well. ...Read more

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How to loose belly fat. Plz also mention tips for knee joint pain. Knee fluid has decreased due to age found during test.

How to loose belly fat. Plz also mention tips for knee joint pain. Knee fluid has decreased due to age found during test.

Diet & Pool Ther: Diet is the key to losing weight. If you need I would suggest getting in touch with a good dietician to get a plan. Also pool therapy can help with exercise while keeping pressure off your knee joints. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...Read more

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Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

No unless it means: That you are taller than 6 feet as taller people have an increased risk of lower back problems just due to the mechanics and loads on their spine based on size alone. The other scenario would be a syndrome being portrayed like marfan's which has issues as well with the spine. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Long Legs (Definition)

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