Genetic Engineering

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Genetic Engineering

How do you get rid of love handles?

Get Rid of Love Handles
  • Love handles are fat deposits. You get rid of fat through diet and cardiovascular exercise to create a caloric deficit (you burn more calories than you take in). You cannot spot reduce. Getting rid of love handles is just a matter of reducing your total body fat. Cut out high carbohydrate foods and eat a healthy diet. You will be taking in fewer calories this way, and the added calories you burn through exercise will further create a caloric deficit.
  • The American Heart Association recommends 60-90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day, every day, for those seeking fat loss. (At 50-80% of your maximum heart rate). Everyone, normal weight or not, should be exercising for at LEAST 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. By exercising, not only do you burn more calories while you exercise but also you will be burning more calories even when you stop, as your metabolism remains elevated.
  • In the end, it is a matter of having a constant caloric deficit. It is possible to lose weight through only exercise or only diet, but combining daily exercise and a healthy diet is the most effective way to safely maintain an ideal weight. You will need to maintain these good habits for life in order to keep the weight off.
  • I have found that using a cross trainer, also knows as an elliptical trainer, shifts mine. It is one of those machines that make you look like your cross-country skiing. It really works because you have to do lots of twisting from the waist.
  • I am an athlete; I play basketball and field hockey. The only way to get rid of love handles is to go on a diet combined with cardiovascular exercise. Such cardio vascular exercises would be brisk walking, bike riding, treadmill, stair master, and even certain dance classes. To tone your body as well so that you will not have any flab, you can do weight training, Pilates, yoga, and crunches. Keep in mind that any exercise you do has to be done correctly, you get what you put in to it. You can also go running or jogging, everyone hates it but it works. If you are too overweight to run or jog, brisk walking for fat loss works very well.
  • In my experience, I used Suzanne Sommers regimen and I noticed (and others noticed) a slimming of the waist, bottom, and thighs. I recommend this for others.
  • I am a runner, long-distance cross-country and for a track team. I still deal with the annoying problem of unattractive love handles. I tried exercising and came out with a toned stomach region/6-pack from all the lower waist workouts, but my love handles were still visible. Being not only an athlete but also a runner, it was embarrassing for me to have them. I was determined to get rid of love handles. I found out that the only way to lose them is (the last thing I wanted to do) diet! I had a hard time starting out, but eventually I swapped fatty/sweet foods for healthy, weight-smart foods. Not only did my love handles seem to vanish but also I became more self-confident and my whole body felt better after I ate. Starting out is hard, and it may seem like you fail before you even try, but stick with it and you will get it.
  • I have lost 40 pounds in a matter of months. I have tried everything. There are no shortcuts. You have to eat right (get rid of the high carbohydrate food, junk food, and sugary foods, and eat lean meats and low carb veggies). Exercise is also the key. Think about it: we are talking love handles here. How much muscle do you think you are actually going to build up under them? We are not talking biceps or quads; we are talking about abdominals and obliques. Exercise AND diet are both key elements in any fat loss program. You cannot have one without the other and expect amazing (and lasting) results. Your exercise regime should consist of both cardio and weight training programs. No, you do not have to bulk up like Arnold to lose the weight. I am talking about weight training not bodybuilding. Weight training has been proven very effective.
  • I do lots of dance, soccer and swimming. For me to get rid of love handles I do not have to diet. I just do not eat that extra bag of chips, or that pop, and I take out the sugary stuff. The rest is all exercise! Over the summer, I trained for swimming so much that my love handles disappeared and in addition, I got that toned curve that happens when they disappear. For those who say weight training exercise builds muscle and increases metabolism, that is true. Moreover, cardio, my friends, will take off fat like there is no tomorrow. However, you cannot just walk for 5 minutes, you have to get your heart rate up. You also have to watch what you eat. Cut out the high carb junk food. Be sensible.
  • Losing those love handles will happen eventually with any weight loss. To speed up the weight loss in this problem area you should practice these exercises. They will increase muscle mass and reduce the "love handles". 1.Hold a 5 five pound weight in each had and rotate side to side for 30 min each day. 2. Eat well balanced healthy diet no sweets. 3. Work your obliques. 4. Lots of cardiovascular activities like running once every three days, or brisk walking every day will help.
  • When I started working-out, I decided that cardio was the best way to achieve a smaller waist. I think I achieved love handles through years of abusive drinking and bad diet. I found that strictly cardio was not the answer for me. Even long cardio sprees before lifting were not an answer. Though, I managed to lose fat everywhere else, I could not get rid of love handles. The best answer I can contribute, and I have seen the most progress from, is a combination of everything already said. Kick all the high carb junk! Slurp down a protein shake instead of Taco Bell. Eat lots of low carb veggies, and only essential low carb fruits, not too much though. Do cardio and weight training. You might also care to try jumping-jacks.
  • As annoying as this may be, it is all about calories. Keep a journal of EVERYTHING you eat (even gum, or that one tic tac). Figure out the number of calories consumed. Then figure out how many calories you used that day (there are plenty of charts/calculators online to help determine what certain exercises burn). Subtract intake from expenditure for the day. If you have a negative number, congrats, you are losing weight and fat. Also, do not weigh yourself every day. Depending on how well hydrated (water weight) you are at any given time significantly effects your weight. You cannot spot reduce. You need a healthy diet, with a good amount of cardio workout and weight training. No shortcuts I'm afraid.
  • I had love handles and they sagged over my jeans. I counted calories. Consuming under 2,000 calories a day will help you lose them. I quit drinking soda, fast food, and refined (processed carbohydrates) and I dropped the weight off fast! That's all I did and I lost them within 2 weeks. Not including exercise.
  • I suggest calisthenics. I have a very slim frame but put on fat around my middle like a spare tyre and around my thighs. I bought a video about it and it is the most unbelievable thing I've seen. Along with eating properly, I chose to do the stomach and leg exercises that appear in this tape. The exercises are very simple, and can even be done by people with bad backs. They work the muscle deep, deep within and I swear you see results in a short time. I recommend Callanetics exercises. For some people the exercises work at tightening up the stomach muscles and erasing love handles.
  • Another alternative, although drastically more costly, and potentially more dangerous - is liposuction. It can be very effective for those persons working on fat in a stubborn area. In addition, of notable mention for getting rid of love handles are site targeting body wraps. As cellulite, fatty, areas are often prone to accumulating toxins. I got liposuction over 3 years ago and I have yet to see my love handles reappear and its not as if I'm an exercise freak.
  • Cardio exercise, such as brisk walking, and weight training are very beneficial in reducing body fat. By increasing your muscle mass, your body will burn more calories 24 hours per day and not just when you are exercising. Cardio exercise will increase the amount of calories your body uses both during and immediately after exercise. To learn about how to lose love handles or stomach fat correct eating, cardio and weight training, see the related page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions.
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Biology
Genetic Engineering
Photosynthesis
Genetic Diseases

Why does chlorosis occur in plants?

Plants have chloroplasts which contain chlorophyll, and if there is decrease in chlorophyll due to less availability of magneseium or nitrogen in the soil, then this results in Chlorosis.

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Genetics
Genetic Engineering

How does half the genetic material of the parent get transmitted to the child?

Through meiosis, a process which takes place in the gonads (testis/ovaries).

Normal body cells divide, creating 2 exact copies of each other, however when a sex cell divides it creates 4 cells each of them having half the amount of DNA. Therefore when the sperm meets the egg, it's half mom's DNA and half dad's.

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Llamas
Genetic Engineering
iPhone 3GS

How do make a llama in alchemy genetics?

Horse + manul

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Genetic Engineering

What are economic issues of genetic engineering?

costs alot.

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Jobs
Public Speaking
Genetic Engineering

Do your grades affect your ability to work?

High School grades do -- and don't -- affect one's ability to work. On the one hand, grades can reflect effort and knowledge. But, on the other hand, learning styles and many other factors can affect grades-- even when a person is intelligent and hard-working. As an example, the death of a parent can result in failing grades for a good year or so.

So grades do not impact the ability to work, as long as the person is hardworking and qualified to do the job for which they are hired. As an example, if you failed Spanish you probably shouldn't try to be a Spanish Interpreter.

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Microbiology
Genetics
Genetic Engineering

When genetic material is not contained inside a nucleus what is it called?

Incipient nucleus

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Genetics
Genetic Engineering

Can cloning be useful to humans?

Cloning is harmful to humans because it is unfair to treat humans like that, but cloning animals is good because it can save some extinction species.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetic Engineering

What are distinct threadlike structures containing genetic information called?

They may be called several things. They could be called Chromosomes (however these are when the genetic information has been aggregated into bodies (usually resembling an X). It can be called DNA (meaning deoxyribonucleic acid) which is the long strand of information made of up base pairs which resembles a twisted ladder. A small segment of that ladder which produces only one protein may be called a Gene. (from whence we get the term genetics).

When DNA is being used to make pieces of the cell and produce stuff in genera, it is transcoded into RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) which is a temporary form of the genetic information which can be taken from the nucleus of the cell where the DNA is stored and turned into protein elsewhere. This form of RNA is known as Messenger (m)RNA.

containing genetic information: Chromatin condenses to form chromosomes. These distinct, threadlike structures contain the genetic information or DNA.

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Biotechnology
Genetic Engineering

In genetic engineering what takes up plasmid?

In genetic engineering, the bacterial cell takes up the plasmid

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Biology
Genetics
Genetic Engineering

What is the significance of organelles having their own genetic material?

That way the Helper-T cells know what type of cell the must turn into to replace old dead cells to keep the organelle healthy and whole. Otherwise the body would fall apart shortly after we were born and we would have wounds unhealed all our life.

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What does the term vector refer to in genetic engineering?

a plasmid or other agent used to transfer DNA into a living cell

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Exercise
Genetic Engineering

How can you gain weight and get rid of your developing love handles?

Exercising will get rid of the love handles. A lot of ab work outs. Gaining weight, you may gain weight by working out because muscle wieghts more than fat. There are meal plans that will help you gain weight, but I don't know of any myself.

A mixture of weight training and cardio exercises will develop muscle and help burn excess fat, increasing weight and reducing those dreaded love handles. Make sure you have a proper weight training programme for maximum results and watch that diet.

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Genetics
Genetic Engineering
Chromosomes

What is a gene?

a unit of heredity which is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.

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Down Syndrome
Genetic Engineering

Are children of Down Syndrome parents normal?

That would mean that the mother is the one with Down syndrome, since men with Down syndrome are sterile. There is a 50% chance that the child will have Down syndrome and 50% chance that child will be born without.

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Conditions and Diseases
Genetics
Cystic Fibrosis
Genetic Engineering

Is it true or false that cystic fibrosis is a transmittable disease in the lungs?

Cystic Fibrosis is not contagouse because it is a genetic dissorder (you can only have it if you have the genes that give people CF)

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Ecology and Bionomics
Genetic Engineering

What is another name for genetic engineering?

biotechnology

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Ecology and Bionomics
Genetic Engineering
Corn

Who discovered genetically modified corn?

It was not discovered it was an invention. Crops have been genetically modified by selective cross breeding since before the start of recorded history.

It is impossible to know who first attempted it.

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Genetics
Genetic Engineering

How do mutation and crossing over cause genetic variation?

cross over happens during meiosis. what you have to keep in mind is meiosis id totally random. its like throwing a a blue and red deck of cards in the air and picking up RANDOMLY 23 of them. crossover happens in prophase 1. after the DNA organizes and the DNA copies, the chromotid tips touch- 46 pairs are touching, 23 of the 46 chromosomes touch/ cross over, remember this is completely random.also keep in mind that it is the mothers chromotid tip connecting with the fathers cromotid tips. now the reason this causes genetic variation is because everything is random and some traits are dominant and others a recessive. now the reason mutations cause genetic variations is because when the RNA copies wrong it cuases a mutation witch means somthing difforent type of cell has been made. if this new "mutated" cell gets into the gene pool then you have a new species. this = evolution.

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Biology
Genetics
Genetic Engineering

Hereditary information is found in a cell's?

Study island answere- chromosomes

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Donkeys and Mules
Genetic Engineering
The Difference Between

What makes a mule pony and is a mammoth jack the same as a donkey?

A Mammoth Jack is a LARGE donkey. The link below shows 'King Kalico' who stands 64 inches tall at the withers.

A mule pony is a miniature mule, 48 inches or less at the withers. You can buy one (or more) at the link listed below.

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Genetic Engineering

What is Neuroticism?

It sometimes has the same meaning with the word "sensitive" and " susceptible".

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Computer Networking
Genetic Engineering
How To

How to store terabyte information on network?

Get an external HDD. Western Digital do 1TB ones with USB and network ports.

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Genetic Engineering

What is newly synthesized genetic material?

Replicated Dna. Also, messenger Rna.

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Health
Conditions and Diseases
Microbiology
Genetics
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Diseases

What is the most common fatal genetic disease in the US?

cystic fibrosis

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