Losing weight is like only half the battle won. The other half is flabby skin. Skin that sags and hangs on to your body like a poorly draped curtain can be very hard to get rid of indeed! However, that’s no reason to be ashamed of it. Despite its appearance and the fact that it’s not easy to lose, exercises can still help you tighten loose skin. And so can diet! But diet alone won’t do anything, which makes exercising an absolute must. In this article, we’ll focus on exercises that’ll help you lose saggy skin from each body part. Check it out below-
1. Exercise For Your Abdomen
Abdominal flab is undoubtedly the worst one as it never allows you to wear your favorite dresses! Besides, nothing feels worse than losing weight and not getting those washboard abs you’ve been working so hard for. Don’t lose hope though. With the exercise we’re about to reveal, you’ll get toned abs as good as those of a model’s!
The exercise we’re talking about is the plank saw. You already know what the plank is. The plank saw is just a variation of it that’s slightly higher on the difficulty meter but very effective! Besides, this exercise will also help you improve your posture along with tightening the skin in your lower abdomen.
For this exercise, you’ll have to begin by positioning yourself tummy down on the floor with your arms resting on a mat and your elbows at a 90-degree angle as in a normal plank. Tuck your tummy in and raise your upper half and start walking with your feet pointing at your face. When you get into a triangle pose, walk back into the usual plank.
2. Exercise For Your Arms
The saggy skin on the arms needs to be toned so your body overall looks healthy and tight. Push-up is the best exercise you can do to tone up both your arms as well as your chest. And since you can do push-ups in the comfort of your home instead of wasting tons of money on a gym membership makes this exercise a winner!
Push-ups are a difficult exercise. So if you’ve never tried them before, you might want to go easy on yourself. The beginner’s push-up is done on your knees so start by placing your palms on the floor and your knees bent. Now, go down on your hands, pulling the upper half of your body down to the ground. Your chest should almost touch the floor. Come back up to complete one rep.
3. Exercise For Your Legs And Thighs
There’s nothing better than squats to tone up your legs and thighs! This simple exercise can make your limbs more attractive.
To do a squat, stand with your back straight and your legs shoulder-width apart. Now bend your body at your hips along with your knees going down till your buttocks almost hit the ground. Then come back up to the starting position to complete a rep. While doing squats, make sure your back is straight with no bends at all.
4. Exercise For Your Back
The muscles on the back are harder to work out than anywhere else, making it difficult to lose the flab. However, the swimming exercise should make this task easier! This exercise is a bit tricky with a few steps to it so be careful as you do it.
For the swimming exercise, you’ll need to position yourself on a mat, supporting your body weight on your hands and knees. Now, lift your left arm laterally along with your right leg and inhale as you do so. Exhale and get back to the original position and repeat the same with your left leg and right arm.
5. Exercise For Your Neck
Probably the most visible part of your body is your neck. Loose skin on your neck can make you look several years older than you are! Reducing the fat and tightening the skin around your neck is a piece of cake though with this exercise.
Start by standing or sitting straight. Now, rotate your neck from the front to the right and hold for a couple of seconds. Bring it back to the front and repeat the motion on the left. Keep doing this exercise till your neck feels tired.
These are the exercises you need to tone your flabby skin. Wondering about what diet to follow? Vitamin C-rich (limes, oranges, etc.) foods should help as they boost your collagen production, thereby improving skin elasticity (1). Even foods rich in collagen (fish, dark green leafy vegetables, carrots, berries, soy, etc.) should be a part of your diet (2). You should also eat plenty of healthy fats in the form of seeds, nuts, avocados, etc. Drinking plenty of water is also a must. That’s all you need to do for a taut and tight skin!
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