What causes flabby arms?
Now that summer is upon us, it's time to ditch the winter clothes and go sleeveless, but for many long sunny days are the stuff of nightmares because it means exposing unsightly flabby skin folds
. There's nothing worse than having to cover up jangly bits when the temperature is soaring and it's no fun sitting on a beach in a tee-shirt when everyone else is having fun and frolics in the water.
While tummies and thighs can be easily disguised with clever clothing, our arms can't be covered all the time and while sagging underarm skin
is common, it can be embarrassing. Hanging folds usually develop when there's significant weight gain or
loss. Age also has a lot to do with it, as the muscle and skin loses its tautness over time. Whatever factor has caused your underarm emergency
, rest assured there's many things you can do about it.
Sports that help
Prevention is always better than a cure, and so we stick to work-out regimes
that usually focus on the obvious areas; tummy, thighs, derrière and chest. Taking a holistic view of the body as a whole, and not segregating it into parts is an ideal way to maintain taut muscles and toned lines throughout.
Flabby arms develop when fatty deposits make a home in areas that we don't pay attention to or exercise and by the time we notice them it's usually too late. However, they can be improved in certain sports like tennis, squash, rowing and boxing
as these physical activities work the deltoids, biceps and triceps best. There's also a lot to be said for the basic yoga stretches which help maintain natural elasticity because it encourages the joints natural oils to release which ultimately strengthens all the extremities. Still, there are specific exercises that can trim excess arm fat
, and when utilized regularly give the best results.
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