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Get Rid of Those
Flabby Abs Now
DESPITE EXERCISE AND A SENSIBLE
DIET, AS WE AGE, THE HARDEST
AREA TO TONE DOWN IS THE ABS
AREA. HOWEVER AS
HEALTH
DISCOVERS, NOT ONLY ARE THERE
PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO SOLVE
THE DILEMMA OF FLABBY ABS BUT
WAYS TO KEEP IT OFF.
Gina Graham from Dubai says that while she
eats well and strives to exercise a few times a
week, her muffin top and flabby abs refuse to
budge. She tells, “I hate my abs area. I can’t wear
any fitted type of shirt because the area bulges
out. I just don’t understand what I am doing
wrong; I eat well, drink lots of water and even
exercise...” Definitely not alone, Scott Garrett,
Sports and Recreation Manager at Body and
Soul Health Club explains that everyone in the
world has abs and how your abs look however
differs from person to person. “Some people
have great abs because of their genetics and
likewise some not so great because of genetics,”
he says, pointing out that the biggest contribu-
tor to flabby abs is the amount of fat which cov-
ers the abdominal area. According to Garrett,
generally those people who work out, keep their
body fat percentage down, maximize tissue and
keep their cardio vascular system, are in good
condition will have good abdominal definition.
Flabby abs, he explains, are common because of
the percentage of people who do not take part
in regular physical activity. “The fat which cov-
ers the abdominal area creating flabby abs can
be removed/toned with hard work and lots of
exercise,” he says.
Gender
Generally speaking flabby abs and excess weight
is more common for females than it is for
males, explains Garrett. “An average woman’s fat
represents between 18 percent and 20 percent
of body weight, whereas in men it represents
only 10 percent to 15 percent,” he says, and
the reason for this difference is that women at
some point in their lives may nourish a baby
from their own reserves, so women have to
stock energy in the form of fat in anticipation
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