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Removing Love Handles - Surgery or Spot Toning?

Love Handle Removal

love_handlesLove handles are an endearing term given to fatty areas on either side of the abdomen.  These areas can be very difficult to shift and are hard to target with exercise.  Trimming these areas needs a lot of dedication and changes in diet especially if you have a lot of fat to remove from these problem areas.

If surgery for the removal of love handles is not for you there are some spot toning exercises that may help, but you'll also need to increase your metabolic rate in order to burn fat efficiently.  The only way you can do this is with cardio or aerobic exercise and this needs to be done on a regular basis.  By continuing with a regime you may start to notice significant results both in the region of your love handles and across your body.  As long as you take in less energy (calories) than you burn you will be on the right track to a toned and sleeker physique.

Love handles are unattractive, but are also bad for our health.  Carrying significant amounts of fat around the middle can increase the risk of heart disease and other diseases such as diabetes.  An apple body shape can also indicate a cortisol imbalance.  Cortisol is a stress hormone and if this raises to high levels it can mean that fat is more likely to collect around the middle. The catch 22 is that love handles can cause stress and so the cycle continues.

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Q&A: Gynecomastia - Questions & Answers or FAQ's

Gynecomastia FAQ

man crossing arms over chestQ. What is Gynecomastia?

A. Gynecomastia is characterised by breast tissue becoming overgrown in the male body. This condition can develop at any age and can be very distressing. The good news is that there are relatively little health risks related with this condition. However, embarrassment and stress can often result from this condition.

Q. What is the cause of Gynecomastia?

A. Gynecomastia is generally caused by an imbalance of hormones. This can be because of a deficiency in testosterone levels or an excess amount of estrogen in the body. Hormone imbalances can be caused naturally or as the result of taking certain drugs or a number of health conditions. Some anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications have been known to cause imbalances of hormones so it may be a good idea to speak to your doctor if you feel your drugs are causing gynecomastia.

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