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First, determine that your chesty problem isn’t due to medical or physiological reasons. The development of breast tissue in males – known as gynaecomastia – can look like fatty tissue, but it isn’t the same, says associate professor Rajasoorya, senior consultant of endocrinology and internal medicine at Alexandra Hospital.
In adulthood, this condition is most commonly caused by steroid abuse or by the use of certain medication, says Dr Alvin Ng, consultant from the department of endocrinology at the Singapore General Hospital. If you suspect you have gynaecomastia, see a doctor pronto. While it isn’t life-threatening, it can be a warning sign of an underlying medical condition, says Dr Ng. Early stages of the condition can be treated non-invasively, but once the breast tissue becomes prominent, surgery is often the best option, notes Dr Rajasoorya.
If you’re overweight, you simply need to start exercising. Running alone isn’t enough; a strength and endurance circuit is your best bet, says Kevin Lim, owner of Crossfit Singapore. The catch is, you’ve got to perform each exercise with good form (chin above bar for pull-ups, chest to ground for push-ups and knees parallel to the ground for the squat), and with sufficient intensity (do them as quickly as you can with good form).
In 12 minutes, complete as many rounds as possible of the following:
• 5 pull-ups
• 10 push-ups
• 15 squats
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