Tuesday, August 27, 2013
HOW TO PREVENT LOOSE SKIN
In my previous posts, I earlier talked about loose skin, and I said I'd show you how to avoid it during weight-loss and after weight-loss.
The key to avoiding it is to "LOSE WEIGHT SLOWLY", well I lost mine fast, and I got some loose skin in the process. When you lose weight with exercise, it diminishes your chances of having loose skin around the tummy, thighs, calves etc.
Luckily for me I did a lot of thigh exercises during my weight-loss and this helped firm my thighs, and I've come to share them with you.
Please keep reading...
INNER THIGH PRESSES
Lie on your back and lift your legs up vertically. Spread your thighs apart slightly. Cross your arms so that each hand touches the opposite thigh on the inner side just above the knee. Bring your thighs together and at the same time push outwards with your palms. Count to 7 for each cycle, and aim to complete 10 cycles.
I've earlier mentioned walking as a great fitness tool, well here it is again. Walking for just 30 to 40 minutes daily improves circulation, which helps to tighten loose skin on the thighs.
THE DIET ANGLE
Fresh fruits and vegetables help to improve the elasticity of the skin. Drinking lots of water everyday keeps the skin supple and hydrated and this helps the skin elasticity too, it alsoo helps to rebuild and tone the skin on the thighs. It helps if you take a magnesium-rich food supplement to support muscle development and skin elasticity. Please during your 1200cal a day diet, DON'T GO BELOW 1200 so that your skin can get enough nutrients to retain its elasticity.
I recommend that you lose no more than about 4kg a month to reduce the risk of loose skin. A slow rate of weight loss is more kind to your body.
Instead of desperation, the key to weight-loss is to have a plan.
Now you wonder where I've got my loose skin, I'll tell you....*whispering*... Somewhere in my upper arm... Lol.
Till next time, have fun... Ciao
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