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How are your lower abdominals? Part 4 of 4: Exercise

In the first three parts of this series we discussed the importance of body fat, gut health and stress to lower abdominal appearance. In this part we will discuss the role of exercise.   If you’ve taken action on the first three parts of this blog chances are you will develop a flat lower abdominal region. However in order to “tone up” the area or improve the definition further some specific exercises will help.   Before embarking on specific lower abdominal exercises you should consult with a qualified exercise professional. The lower abdominals help flatten out the lower back and...

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How are your lower abdominals? Part 2: Gut Health

In part 1 we discussed the importance of body fat to flattening your lower abdominals. In this part we will discuss the importance of gut health to flat abdominals. As the abdominals lie on top of large parts of intestinal tract a blockage, swelling or inflammation within the intestinal tract will cause an expansion in the intestine and mechanically stretch out the overlying abdominals. Alternatively pain signals from the intestines (and other organs) can refer pain signals in to the abdominal muscles that are fed by the nerves at the same level. Constipation based blockages are most prevalent...

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