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How To Tighten Up Your Stomach
Too fast-abdominal: toning. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more
If only that easy...: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce is surgery. Lose 1 pound of fat per 3500 calories you drop or work off, but you can't pick where--sorry. You have much to gain from a moderate diet, regular exercise (get a personal trainer who can help you strive toward your goal), & consistency. ...Read more
Diet and Exercise: Exercise alone will not reduce a specific body area. Healthy diet with fruits and vegetables, protein (not huge amount,) and little, if any, starch with some daily abdominal exercise, and full body exercise in moderation, should tighten your stomach and reduce its size. ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Not 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 your. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 2 weeks: To get a flat tummy, a person must eat only as many calories as truly needed, so she can lose "fat" weight. At the same time, she must do several months of weight training with the abdominal muscles in order to build a strong "tube" of muscle that circles the abdominal contents, and holds everything in, when she stands up. Easier said than done, but it's possible! do need daily dedicated workouts! ...Read more
I have 2 kids and i'm 24 years old. Wanted to know what's the fastest and more efficent way to tighten stomach?
Excercise: The healthiest way to tighten your abs after child birth s to excercise. All these "promises" of pills and surgery are not safe and your children need you to be healthy more than they need you to have flat abs. Be patient and remember that having those kids is worth much much more. ...Read more
2 months ago I was in a rollover. Everything checked ok. Since then my abdomen has hurt a lot especially when I wear tight pants. Should I be worried?
Uncertain: These symptoms are fairly non-specific. One consideration is that you may be more sensitive to acid in the morning. Try an over the counter acid suppressive agent before bedtime to see if your symptoms improve. If they persist please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Side/stomach pain: There are a great many possibilities. Best to get a check up with your health care giver. ...Read more
Many: Check out "core " exercises online. Everything from crunches to leg lifts will help tighten muscles, but remember to lose the fat around the midsection you have to lose total body fat, and that often involves aerobic exercise. Spot losing fat is a myth, as are most fad diets and contraptions. Stick to the basics of good nutrition and exercise. ...Read more
Start a diary.: Keep a food diary, writing down what you eat and when you eat it. Add when the symptoms start and when they are at their worst. Keep track of bowel function as well. Dairy is a good thing to drop; some are lactose intolerant and some are allergic. Fatty or fried foods can cause a flare in gallbladder symptoms. A diary will help you and your doctor find patterns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you lose fat under the abdominal wall, you should be palpating abdominal wall skin and muscle and abdominal contents only. If his is the case you may feel your abdomen tightened up. You might also carried out abdominal muscle exercises such as push ups with your face down or lifting head up while lying down on your back. These exercise should strengthen and tighten up our abdominal wall muscles ...Read more
AB Workouts: Yes, it is very important to tighten your stomach muscles before doing abdominal exercises. This helps protect your spine, plus pre tones them preventing excessive jerking in some exercises. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
When i lay on my side my back feels tight and it's like it moves to my stomach what does it mean?
Too vague: Your description of symptoms is not specific enough to enable even a guess. If this continues and you are overly concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more
I just got off work and my lower stomach feels tight now. I'm 5 weeks is that normal? I'm bent down at work all day.
Stomach pain: Sounds like it is related to you bending down. Avoid it as far as possible. ...Read more