Our expert says:
Abdominal distension is a more medical term as I understand it. It means general distension of the abdomen, and is more often than not associated with gastroenterology - things like alcohol, high fibre or high fatty foods, food allergies - not so much muscular. Having said that, I do think that it is probably good to strengthen the transverse abdominus, because everyone really needs to work on this muscle, because its function is spinal stability. TO see some exercises, I would have a look at the following website, which is pretty useful for explanations and pictures.
One thing that you must remember is that while you can strengthen this muscle and improve your posture, it is also a conscious thing, where you have to make an effort in sitting, standing, doing everyday things, to also improve your stability. Lastly, remember that cardio is perhaps even more important in all this, as I may have mentioned previously. You have to focus on cardio, because this type of problem is not simply a case of weak abs- it is also a case of areas in the body where fat accumulates - in men, it's the stomach, in women it is thighs and hips, but the solution is the same, regular cardio combined with strengthening the abs.
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