Tips for Beautiful Legs
Ladies, many of you are worried about having beautiful, strong legs. This featured author breaks down some simple ways to achieving beautiful legs! Start implementing these simple tips today and see how they help you get beautiful legs – DIY Style!
Want Beautiful Legs?
Although many fashion trends and fads have come and gone throughout the years, one classical and lasting staple of female beauty still is and has always been a pair of smooth and flawless legs.
What’s more, the legging craze is growing stronger, with women sporting bare legs year-round. Among them are even a growing number of women in their 40s and older.
To make sure you always put your best foot forward (pun intended), here are some useful tips for gorgeous-looking legs.
Apart from the obvious benefits of keeping your heart healthy, cardio also does wonders for your legs. Swimming, running and cycling will all make your legs stronger, sleeker, and more defined.
A half-hour workout three to five times a week should do the trick, and the more the better. Variety is key, so make sure to have a varied mix of both cardio and strength exercises for the best effects.
The squat jump is an exercise that deserves a special place in any leg workout. Squat down with your legs hip-width apart and then swing your arms over your head and jump up as high as you can.
Land in the initial squat position, making sure your knees are behind your toes. Three sets of eight should do the trick.
Say No To Hot Water
No matter how toned or fit your legs are, the effect will be all but lost if they are covered in prickly dark hairs.
Water temperature affects the health and appeal of your legs more than you would think. Hot water dries your skin out, keeps your legs from getting the moisture they need and stubble ensues.
Shaving in cold water is not a solution either, as cold chills are in no way an enjoyable experience. Stick to a moderate lukewarm temperature, and you will be impressed with the results.
Things To Avoid At All Cost
The three things you should definitely avoid on your quest for perfect legs are smoking, sunbathing, and tanning salons. All of these activities, though perhaps pleasurable, wreak havoc on your legs, and health in general.
If you do sunbathe, make sure to use the appropriate sunscreen and moisturizer afterward. Olive oil is great for keeping your legs smooth and moisturized, so be sure to massage your legs with it after being exposed to the sun.
Maintaining a healthy diet
Following a few simple steps when it comes to nutrition is key to achieving and maintaining a fit and appealing physique. Eating a healthy breakfast reduces hunger throughout the rest of the day and decreases the chance of overeating later on.
Also, drinking plenty of water keeps your body functions in a state of natural homeostasis, and eating whole, natural foods that are low-density and rich in fiber leaves you feeling full longer.
Another important thing is making smart choices when it comes to snacking – no cookies, chips, or soda. Instead, nibble on fresh fruits, nuts, whole-grain crackers, or satisfy your cravings with a simple black bean salad.
Nothing compromises leg health and beauty as much as varicose or spider veins. These swollen surface veins are common in ankles and legs and are even more common during or after pregnancy, as well as with age. Luckily, there is a tried and tested method for eliminating them.
According to The Vein Institute, sclerotherapy is a quick and almost painless procedure that closes up the affected veins and causes them to fade. Two sessions are usually sufficient for completely getting rid of varicose veins.
Be vigilant in spotting them, as they are easier to treat if noticed early on.
Overindulging in alcohol can also lead to enlarged blood vessels, so drink in moderation.
A combination of a healthy diet, ample exercise, and a little help from modern technology will put you well on your way to sporting healthy and beautiful legs.
Say farewell to stockings and let your irresistible, beautiful legs shine in their natural glory.
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