Flabbiness: How to Eliminate It Through Diet and Exercise

It's unhealthy and aesthetically unpleasant, affecting many middle-aged individuals. Flabbiness is the result of poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. However, we can flight flab with a proper diet and some basic exercises.
Flabbiness: How to Eliminate It Through Diet and Exercise

Last update: 09 November, 2018

Flabbiness is the loss of cutaneous firmness. It’s related to the lack of components responsible for this function, such as collagen and elastin. This condition is more common in women and people in certain age groups. The areas most commonly affected are the inner arms, the inner thighs and the glutes.

In this article, we’ll show you the best ways to fight flabbiness effectively.

Fight flabbiness with exercise

While it’s very important to maintain a balanced diet, keeping the body toned is the number one recommendation, with an emphasis on strength and endurance. Dedicating an hour and a half a week to exercise should be enough.

  • A simple exercise for toning the thighs: stand with your legs open and shift your body’s weight from one side to the other. Do it to the rhythm of your favorite music to make it more fun.
  • Toning the arms: stand with your hands at your sides and the knees slightly bent. Take a five-pound dumbbell in each hand. From this starting position, with the arms almost fully stretched for the duration, lift the dumbbells laterally until the elbows reach shoulder-height. Lower with controlled breathing and arm movements.

Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun

By drinking the water your body needs, you avoid losing collagen, which is one of the substances to maintain cutaneous firmness. Another cause of collagen loss is exposure to the sun. For this reason, you need to wear sunscreen and limit your amount of sun exposure.

Leg with sunscreen

Consume proteins and antioxidant foods

As we’ve said before, it’s important to maintain a balanced diet. Many people set on losing weight focus only on that, failing to realize that you have to lose fat and not muscle. This will lead to greater flabbiness.

To this end, you need to eat protein-rich foods, such as eggs, chicken, almonds, and salmon. Keep in mind that the amount of protein you need should correspond to your lifestyle and how much you already consume.

Meanwhile, antioxidant foods can even help rejuvenate your skin, maintaining its elasticity and firmness.

As such, you should also eat foods such as apples, citrus, red berries, and cucumber. These are all rich in antioxidants and will help to prevent flabbiness.

Eliminate bad habits

Avoiding certain habits associated with flabbiness can help you prevent it. These include smoking, fatty diets, a sedentary lifestyle, and excessive alcohol consumption.

Glass of whiskey

Use ice to combat flabbiness

You can use an ice-based therapy that will help you to tone your skin and make certain parts of your body firm again. The first thing you need to do is wrap some ice in a cloth so that it doesn’t touch the skin directly.

Then, perform circular massages on the flabby parts of the body, carefully exerting light pressure. Do this massage for five minutes a day and the flabbiness will start to disappear.

Flaxseed

Making a drink with these seeds will help to fight the flab. Let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need, as well as how to make it.

The ingredients are:

  • 0.7 ounces of flaxseeds
  • 1.4 fluid ounces of hot water
  • Two drops of essential cypress oil

Preparation:

  • Crush the flaxseeds.
  • Then, heat the water and mix in with the powdered flaxseeds.
  • Finally, add the essential cypress oil to the resulting paste.

Application:

  • Take the needed amount of the mixture and apply it to the flabby part of the skin.
  • Then, cover it with plastic, making the process simpler.
  • After 15 minutes, wash it away with plenty of warm water.
  • Repeat the treatment twice a week.

As you can see, this article presents a number of methods to combat and prevent flabbiness. Don’t forget that it’s a matter of time before it appears, so start using these tips today.

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