I’m in de­cent shape but can’t seem to lose my paunch. What am I do­ing wrong?

Men's Health (Malaysia) - - Ask Mh - – SI­MON

First, let’s broadly rule out food al­ler­gies. Al­though the swelling gluten-free in­dus­try is keen to link all bloat­ing to grains, only two per­cent of adults have an in­tol­er­ance.

It’s prob­a­bly noth­ing to do with how hard you hit the in­ter­vals at lunchtime, ei­ther. Rather, it’s the greater part of your 9-5 that’s likely the cul­prit. “An­te­rior pelvic tilt” pushes your hips for­ward, glutes back and belly out, the most com­mon cause be­ing a seden­tary life­style. Thank­fully, you can iron out your of­fice-chair belly with­out stray­ing far from the sofa. Kneel down and put one leg be­hind you against the wall or couch. Step your other leg in front. Lift your torso and lean into your front knee. Hold for a minute, then swap sides. Try to bring your back knee closer to the sofa as you im­prove. As your hips be­come mo­bile, that in­sis­tent roll will flat­ten – just in time for the sun lounger.

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