Dr. Oz: Eliminate Back Fat
Dr. Oz talked about how to eliminate back fat. Dr. Oz talked to a woman from the audience named Shamiah who said she felt like she had back fat. She said it makes her feel uncomfortable because it hangs weird in her clothes.
Dr. Oz explained that back fat develops in the spaces underneath and around the muscle on the back. As the fat gets larger and you get older, the muscle gets thin and then gravity pulls the muscle and the fat down. The problem is exacerbated when you put on an ill-fitting bra.
Dr. Oz: Choosing The Right Bra
Jene Luciani, author of The Bra Book, came by to talk about this. She said a lot of women wear the wrong size bra at some point in their lives. If the straps of the bra dig into the skin, if you have any shoulder or back pain, or any red marks on your skin, the bra is probably too small. If the underwire is riding up the breast tissue or if the band on the back is riding up, it’s probably too small.
Shamiah said the bra she was wearing on the show was her favorite bra. She said she’s had it for two or three years. Jene said that every six months to a year, you should be replacing your bra. Bras get stretched out and change and lose their shape over time.
When you’re bra shopping, try them out on the middle and the tightest hook. This will help you break in the bra the same way you break in shoes. If you wear a bra you’ve had for a while on the tightest hook and it’s a little loose, it’s time to replace it.
Dr. Oz: How to Know the Right Bra Size
To measure the right bra size, you need to use a sewing tape measure and measure the largest part of your bust. Record that measurement. Then pull it just below the bust and get that measurement. Subtract the bust measurement from the band measurement. Each inch is a cup size. So 1 inch is an A cup, 2 inches is a B cup, and so on.
Shamiah has been wearing a 36 C bra, but Jene measured her as a 36 E. Jene said if Shamiah wore the right size, she could fix some of her back fat problem.
Dr. Oz: Back Fat Workout
Dr. Oz talked to Lacey Stone, who had a great back fat workout. The first move was called a crescent lunge, where you get into a lunge position with small weights in each hand. Lift the weights above your head and then bend at the elbows like you’re flexing, opening your chest up. Do about 12 reps and then switch legs and do 12 on the other side.
Next, do a reverse fly. Bend over at the waist and lift your arms straight out to the sides with the dumbbells in your hands, then lower them back down.
Next, to a Superman or Superwoman. Lay down on your stomach and put your arms straight out in front of you like Superman. Lift up, stretching out your back, and keep the pose for 20 seconds or so.