HealthLine – Breasts. Yes, men do have breasts — even milk ducts. For the vast majority of men, the breast tissue does not develop like it does in women due to high testosterone levels during puberty.
There are several medical conditions that can cause breast enlargement in men. One is gynecomastia, which can cause swollen breast tissue and even breast tenderness. This condition is usually caused by some issue with testosterone, leading to more estrogen in the body.
However, for the majority of men, man boobs are simply a result of having excess fat on the chest. Your pectoral muscles are underneath the layer of fat. So, by losing body fat and gaining muscle, you can work to get rid of your man boobs.
Exercises that target your chest
You cannot target fat loss in one particular area on the body, but you can work to strengthen the muscles in specific areas. If you’re looking to lose weight, getting regular cardiovascular exercise can help. Try activities like walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling.
You can get a decent chest workout at home by doing push-ups. Or, you can head to your local gym.
There are many different weight machines that are often available at a gym. Before you start using these machines, ask your local gym staff or a personal trainer to show you how to use the machines. Getting proper form is important — it will make the exercises more effective and keep you safe from injury.
Diet changes to make
Losing weight through diet is another way to get rid of excess fat all over your body. Try making small changes to your overall eating routine. For the most sustainable weight loss, aim to lose around one to two pounds each week.
Before you change your eating habits, you may want to keep a food diary … Read more.
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