The concept of the ideal body is highly individualized and relative. Each woman has her own perception on what the beautiful and or proportionate body is. Those whom are truly significantly above their ideal body weight may attempt diet and exercise. Unfortunately, both genetics and increased age with hormonal changes may make it impossible to lose excess weight.
Bruce L Lasker, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Bluefield, WV 24701
- Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Can most women achieve "ideal" bodies through diet and exercise?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredHelpful? 1 person found this helpful.
As a mom, why does my hip hike up and to the right?
Well, that fact that you are a mom is one big hint for me. In studio I refer to this as “mom hip syndrome”. Both of my kids lived on my right hip for years! It is a constant practice for me to work towards bringing my hips and low back to balance. This “syndrome” is not limited to parents. It is very common. Our hips are meant to be level and square with a neural spine. But, life (like being a mom) takes us out of balance. A simple way you can start to level out your hips is to focus on your feet and weighting both legs evenly while you stand. While standing in line or talking to someone in the office, notice if you are weighting one leg more than the other and jutting your hip out. If you are still holding children, be aware of which side you favor and make an effort to hold them in other ways. Work on drawing up from the core as you weight your feet evenly and stand taller. This will help!
Why is it so easy for women over 40 to gain weight?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredAfter turning 40, most women need to eat much less and move more to maintain the weight they had when younger. With age, your metabolism slows, your estrogen level drops, and your muscle mass diminishes.
Weight gain also can signal hypothyroidism: an underactive thyroid. Other symptoms of hypothyroidism include dry skin, fatigue, and an inability to tolerate cold. In normal thyroid function, the hypothalamus and pituitary gland activate the thyroid to release hormones. With hypothyroidism, the brain loses feedback from the thyroid and keeps trying to activate it, which results in the thyroid getting larger, creating a condition known as goiter.
If the muscles on the sides of your neck feel larger than usual, you might have a thyroid issue. Your doctor can perform a simple blood test to check for thyroid disease.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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