If you ask anyone, they will have something that they don’t like about their body. These woes and body hang ups can, understandably, have a big effect on our self-confidence and self image. Thankfully, though, you don’t have to live with your body woes for too long. There are ways you can change the way you think about them and can create a more positive view of your body for yourself. Plus, there are some things you can do that can completely remove certain features and issues that some people find are the sources of their hang ups.
Here are some of the most common body woes that most people experience and what you can do about them.
Lots of women don’t feel so confident when it comes to baring their arms because of excess skin that can hang down from their upper arms. These are sometimes known as ‘bingo wings’. These can even affect people who are in good shape elsewhere as sometimes flab gathers at the top of the arms because of our genes. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with these bingo wings forever. For a super quick fix, you could see a doctor such as Dr. David Halpern, MD, FACS who can sculpt your body. But there are also some exercises that can do a great job toning your arms. For instance, press ups can help strengthen your arm muscles, which is a great way to tone them up. If you find that you aren’t strong enough to do a regular press up just yet, you can go onto your knees or do some press ups against a wall. Some sports that use the arms a lot can also help you banish your bingo wings, so why not think about starting to play tennis or netball?
It’s not just ladies who have body hang ups. Men have them too sometimes! And the most common issue that men face is man boobs. Most men will worry about man boobs as they can be very difficult to get rid of once they do develop. That’s because there is no one exercise that targets them directly. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with them forever! As long as you are working out regularly, you should be doing enough to burn plenty of calories. That way, you will be able to easily lose weight in general and, eventually, this will help reduce the size of your chest. Watching your diet will also help to reduce the appearance of a flabby chest. Specifically, reducing your intake of alcohol can really help. Cutting down on fat from unhealthy sources will also help you improve your chest.
Lots of women wish that they had legs that were slim, toned, and very shapely. They would then be able to show them off in a gorgeous skirt or wear skinny jeans. Unfortunately, very few women are born with legs that look like this, and you will have to put in some work if you want to get them. One of the best workouts for your legs is running. Even if you have never been running before, you will find that it is an easy exercise to get into. After all, you don’t need any expensive equipment or clothing. You just need to put your sneakers on and then hit the streets! There are also some targeted exercises that will really help. Dumbbell lunges can help tone your muscles and squatting will also build up strength. It’s also a good idea to start Pilates or Yoga as these can help you keep your legs slim and supple!
Both men and women will suffer from podgy and flabby stomachs if they aren’t careful. The best way to ensure your midriff looks trim at all times is to watch what you eat. Ideally, you need to restrict your intake of carbohydrates and increase your daily intake of protein. It’s also necessary to include a lot of fiber in your diet as this will promote weight loss in areas that are difficult to target through exercise. It’s also a good idea to limit your usual alcohol intake as this can cause you to get quite bloated. Making sure you do a lot of cardio exercise is also crucial as this can help you burn a lot of calories, which can promote overall weight loss.
As we start to age, the skin on our face and neck can quickly lose its elasticity. As a result, many people start to develop a double chin. Of course, a bad diet and lack of exercise can also increase the chances of a double chin developing too. Many people think that it is very difficult to get rid of a flabby chin but, thankfully, that isn’t the case. If you can afford it, you might want to find a surgical solution. But there are plenty of other ways you can reduce your chin size. Firstly, simple exercises such as jutting your chin out and neck rolls can help to strengthen the muscles in your neck and around the jaw. Doing these regularly can really help improve the appearance of your chin and jawlines.
Just like double chins, jowls can often cause a lot of women to lose their confidence in later life. This occurs when the skin on the cheeks start to droop and sag down. If you find a great anti-aging cream, then the skin should retain its suppleness for a lot longer and your jowls won’t become so apparent. Sun damage can also be a big factor behind jowls so it’s important to always wear plenty of sun cream during the summer months. Be sure to wear as high SPF sun cream as possible as this will protect your skin the best. Smoking has also been proven to age the skin a lot faster, so it’s a good idea to stop this habit. Otherwise, you could develop jowls long before your time!
There are many skin conditions and ailments that affect people, but one that lots of people really struggle to combat has to be cellulite. This often occurs in the thighs, buttocks, and sides of the stomach. It is when fat gathers just underneath the skin and causes a dimpled or rippled effect on the skin’s surface. Even though many people in their twenties suffer from it, cellulite often gets much worse as we age. You are more at risk if you have an unhealthy diet or rarely exercise, but everyone can suffer from cellulite. Even people who are super healthy! So, how do you get rid of all that cellulite from your skin? There are a few different methods that people use. Caffeine has been linked to removing cellulite, and you can now buy skin creams and scrubs that are said to reduce the appearance of cellulite. In fact, there are a few ingredients that you will find in your kitchen that you can make homemade creams with. For instance, cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar are all said to have a positive effect when applied to skin that has cellulite. But remember that the best thing you can do is to focus on some toning exercises when you workout. Pilates is a great option to help get your body trim and supple!
Lots of women also suffer with stretch marks throughout their life. These can occur at any age after puberty but are most likely to bother women who have given birth. If you have lost or gained a lot of weight in a short space of time, then you might also find stretch marks on your body. There are some cosmetic procedures that can help to completely remove these marks, such as laser treatment. However, these can be quite costly and not everyone can afford them. If your budget doesn’t allow for such treatments, you might want to try one of the following options. Staying hydrated can help to moisturize your skin and remove marks. You can also buy reasonably priced skin creams that contain collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps the skin stay supple so applying these creams will firm up the skin and remove any visible marks.
Do you have some unsightly veins on the backs of your legs? They are varicose veins and most people get them when they get older. They can look very red and bumpy and really aren’t attractive at all. Most doctors will be able to schedule you in to get them removed. There are a few different treatments, some much more invasive than others. Some people swear by rubbing undiluted apple cider vinegar onto their legs to reduce the veins. Just remember to wash your legs after doing so. Otherwise, you will be left smelling very vinegary!
As you can see, there is plenty that can be done about common body woes. If you know any other quick fixes, let us know!