I have some excess body fat in my stomach area. I play water
polo 5 days a week, work 2 days a week, and have ballet twice a
week. How can I get rid of some of that body fat?
Wow, it sounds like you have a very healthy exercise routine
that you should be proud of. The bad news is that it is impossible
to lose weight in one specific area - the body just doesn't
work like that. The good news is that you can tone your body by
incorporating some core exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups, and
light weight training into what is already a great exercise
Be sure you're eating a healthy, balanced diet, and talk to
your doctor or the trainer at school about starting an
easy-to-follow strength-training program to complement your other
For more on this topic, check out the box below.
Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: December 2007
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