It is very essential that we combine exercise practice with balanced feeding and localized massages to get better results, although they may take some time to show up.
The arms are usually one of the most problematic areas of the body as they tend to lose their firmness and adopt a flaccid look.
These changes come in, especially after 30 years of age, when it decreases muscle mass and increases the fatty tissue by the changes of metabolism, to which we must add the loss of elasticity of the skin.
The good thing is, with a little effort, they can be strengthened so that they remain toned and firm for longer. Don’t miss the top 5 tips to give them that look you want so much.
1- Burning Fat
It is not possible to burn fat at a single point, so the whole body must be worked to achieve firm arms. This will also contribute to general health.
Cardiovascular exercise and balanced diet are essential within a good plan to combat excess fat.
It is essential to avoid the popular “miracle diets” because they lack nutrients and, although they help to lose weight, they lead to loss of muscle mass.
2- Increasing energy expenditure
Every day exercise is one of the best ways to burn calories and improve health. This habit increases energy expenditure, decreases cholesterol levels, and helps keep blood pressure stable.
It should be done at least 30 minutes a day, at least four times a week. It doesn’t have to be intense, just walk fast or take a bike ride.
3- Care About food
Good nutrition is key to losing fat and improving health. Above all, it is recommended to remove from the diet:
- Refined sugar
- Fast food
These foods not only increase fat accumulation, but are responsible for slow metabolism, fluid retention, and inflammation.
Instead it is advised to increase intake of high-quality protein sources, such as:
The consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as water, should also be given priority.
4- Do toning exercises
Daily practice of arm toning exercises is useful to strengthen muscle mass and reduce flaccidity. Ideal is to combine body-wide routines with other specific ones to get firm arms.
For example, chest pushups help us work the pectoral, but they also work together to strengthen the triceps. You can also sit down with dumbbells, or cardio combined with weight lifting.
It is important to start exercising gradually, especially when the body is not used to it. Undue overbursts can cause injury.
5- Good Skin care
A massage of about 15 or 20 minutes, with oil or moisturizing cream, stimulates the lymphatic system, helps reduce toxins and helps to eliminate the annoying cellulite.
Ingredients for homemade moisturizer
1 cup shea butter (225 g)
3 tablespoons of grapefruit oil (45 g))
3 tablespoons walnut oil (45 g))
5 tablespoons of menthol alcohol (50 ml))
Put all the ingredients in the pot bath, except alcohol, and leave them for 10 minutes on low heat until they integrate well.
Waiting to sit, you add the alcohol drench and pour it in a glass jar airtight.
Take the amount needed to massage and rub the arms with circular movements.
Use it every night.
Note that none of these tips work on their own or immediately. To display firm and toned arms you must be constant with each recommendation and be patient to see the results.