Albeit an already daunting task itself, losing weight, according to The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine it is even more challenging to keep the weight off going forward as “most people who lose a large amount of weight have regained it 2 to 3 years later”(Maintaining Weight Loss. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/maintaining-weight-loss). For those who have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, although a positive, can leave the body with excess skin in areas such as the arms, midsection, and upper thighs.
Here are some tips to help those along their weight loss journey that should prove invaluable:
Exercises that focus on the lower body, cycling, jogging, walking, or even taking the stairs instead of the elevator are all great ways to tone and strengthen the lower body.
Another great way to tighten and tone your legs and thighs is to do wall squats, just raise and lower your body by bending your knees.
Do push-ups on the floor so that your arms are supporting the weight of your body. If you’ve never done push-ups before or aren’t in the best shape, bend your knees and rest them on the floor for additional stability and support. It will make it easier for you to do them and less stress will be placed on your back.
Drink plenty of fluids daily
Make a routine of exercising at least 2-3 times per week, gradually increasing duration & intensity over time.
Performing aerobic exercises such as swimming, hiking, biking, or jogging throughout the course of the week.
It is equally important to practice great recovery habits; 10-15 minute thorough, dynamic stretches post-workout, ensuring the body has proper nourishment, and taking sleep seriously.
Utilize your resources, set clear, concise goals and mini goals along the way, and persist until something happens. #ExceedExpectations