HEAVY LEGS 

Heavy legs are caused by the excessive accumulation of fat and water retention in the thigh, back of the thigh, knee, and ankle area. Often the problem is just blamed on fat which is not responding effectively to a well-balanced diet and physical exercise. It is important to target both these challenges together in order to relieve yourself of this issue. Diet and exercise can reduce some of the fat. However, water retention is far more important to target and is harder to change.

 

Women generally face this issue more than men due to hormone fluctuations and life changes, although some men do suffer from heavy legs as well.

 

Causes

  • Genetics

  • Metabolic complications

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Insulin-resistance conditions

  • Age

  • Stress

  • Poor diet

  • Number of pregnancies

  • Hormone issues

 

Treatment

LPG Endermologie is one of the most effective treatments for heavy legs, as it works on both fat and water retention simultaneously. This is a very unique device for body shaping.

 

Tips

  • Dress for your body type, avoid items that highlight fuller areas

  • Avoid clothing with tight straps, bands, or belts that restrict circulation

  • Hydrate frequently, make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

  • Eliminate sugar from your diet

  • Reduce your salt intake

  • Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time

  • If the situation is becoming overwhelming, make sure to elevate your legs regularly

  • Have a disciplined sleep schedule to stave off cravings, sleep loss has also been linked to weight gain

  • Exercise regularly to keep fat levels under control and your circulation moving

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