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An_250199 posted:
Recently over the past few years lost a significant amount of weight. I'm toning slowly but I have a lot of loose skin around the stomach & thigh areas. Anyone have any ideas on the best work outs to tone these areas (...please do not suggest surgery...it is not an option).
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BabyParks responded:
I love my beachbody stuff. Les mills body pump or Chalene extreme are two of my favs and not too hard for me to do, I can't do p90x either!! You can start out light and work your way up. Les mills comes with the weights too! I am a coach so let me know if theres anything you need or any more questions. I am eating clean and that has really helped me to tone and slim more than anything I've ever done just by working out and my energy and the way I feel now are amazing http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/CCURBOW
 
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
Congratulations on your weight loss. How much your skin will tighten depends on your age, length of time the skin was stretched and how much it was stretched, how much weight you lost, amount of collagen and elastin in your skin, and genetics (you have no control over that). Lotions to tighten skin do not work. Aerobic and resistance exercise can help as it will tighten the skin to some degree, plus it will tighten and tone muscles under the skin, which can pull on the skin and help to tighten it. The thing is, you never know what the results will be until you give it a try. And like spot reducing for fat reduction, there's not a good way to target skin in specific areas. But no matter what, exercise is going to help you in many ways, even if you don't get all the skin results you want. And congratulations again on your weight loss. Good luck. Rich


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