Sue, have you ever posted an article or link...

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Sue, have you ever posted an article or link...
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 8:54pm

about how to get rid of Bra Bulge? You know, that bulge that sticks out over the top of the bra just behind our arms? I tried doing a Search and the closest I got was back fat which seemed to be "muffin top"

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 10:24am

There are a few exercises you can do.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 3:38pm

I have posted on toning your back and shoulders....those should help....let me know.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 3:43pm

Try this:

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 4:52pm

Thanks! The first one, from Prevention, was the one that I found through search and it focuses on low back fat--muffin top. The livestrong site has some for upper back but some of them required equipment that I don't have. The love-to-know site looked the best for my needs right now.

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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 4:54pm

Thanks for the suggestions. One of the links that Sue posted has instructions for some of the exercises that you mentioned. I know that I need to lose weight and tone up in general...it just gets harder to keep up with each passing year!

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 6:29am

You are most welcome!

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 6:30am

A wise message for those younger board members!!

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Fri, 03-30-2012 - 12:19pm

I will second that! In my 40s I noticed my metabolism slowing a but but after menopause set in at age 51 there was a significant slowing. Before then, I could lose some weight through either dieting OR exercise but after menopause it really requires a concerted effort of both. And as I move through my 50's (I'm a few weeks shy of 60) it just gets slower...and in my case the fat likes to settle onto my middle which increases the risk for diabetes and heart disease. Part of the issue is that our muscle mass decreases as we age, burning fewer calories for basic metabolism.