Exercises and dietary guide on how to slim down your arms
If a woman thinks that she is slim, she feels great and will be willing to be seen by others. We might comment that some women have a nice figure. That means, although they might not be light in weight, as they have slender arms, they appear slim. On the other hand, if a woman has thick arms, she will look fat. It was said that a person with slender arms will look to be about 2 to 3 pounds lighter than her actual weight. This shows that if you want to look slim and feel good about yourself, slim down your arms is the smart thing to do.
It is not difficult to get rid of the fats in the arms. However, as it usually takes some time for results to show, many people do not persevere in their efforts and thus fail. The most effective way to slim down your arms is to combine proper slim diet with exercises targeting the arms. It should be noted that it is easy to slim down, but it is easier to have a rebound in weight. Without a proper nutritional balance in the diet, you will regain the fats in your upper body that you have tried so hard to lose.
Before you try to slim down your arms, you need to know the cause of the fleshy arms. Generally, fats in the inner arms are a result of swelling due to water retention cause by metabolism and circulation of the lymphatic system, while fats in the outer arms have to do with accumulation of fats, fattening of the muscles, cellulite, and other problems.
Women whose arms are thick due to fats accumulation should adopt a low-fat, high-fiber diet. They should cut down on food high in fat content such as meat, cream and animal oil and increase their intake of food rich in fiber. In addition, massaging points on the lymphatic system can promote the smooth flow of lymph fluid which facilitates excretion of excess water, toxics and waste from the body, thus eliminating fluid induced swelling cause by problems with metabolism of the lymphatic system.
Below are some high-fiber fruits and vegetables which can speed up metabolism of waste materials and the breakdown of fat tissues.
Onion: Speeds up metabolism rate and ease constipation. As it contains prostaglandin-A, eating it has the effect of dilating blood vessels and lowering blood pressure, among others. It also contains allyl sulfur compounds III and trace amount of sulfur amino acids which can reduce blood lipid. It is especially recommended for women above the age of 40 to eat it often.
Apple: As it is rich in nutrients like pectin, cellulose, and vitamin C, it is very effective in reducing fats.
Grapefruit: As it is acidic, it helps to increase digestive juices in the body, promotes good digestion, reduces fatigue and beautifies the skin. It is rich in vitamin C but low in sugar content, as such it is an excellent fruit for people who want to lose weight.
Tomato: Contains nutrients like lycopene, dietary fiber, and pectin. As such, it can reduce the intake of calories and promotes the movement of the digestive system.
Mushroom: Significantly reduces cholesterol in the blood serum, triglyceride and the level of low-density lipoprotein. If consume regularly, it can on the contrary, increase high-density lipoprotein in the body and is very effective for detoxification.
Carrot: Rich in pectate calcium. It will integrate with bile acid and be excreted from the body along with other waste materials. To produce bile acid, the body has to make use of cholesterol in the blood; hence this will lower the cholesterol level in the blood and leads to weight loss.
For exercises, it is recommended to do slimming exercises targeting the arms after doing aerobic exercises, to slim down the arms quickly. For aerobic exercises, choose those that are beneficial to upper body slimming, such as those with ample arm movements including badminton, exercises using the fitness ball, belly dancing, and boxing. This can train the arm muscles, achieving good fat-lost effects. In addition, take a look at the following exercises which are also excellent for arms slimming.
Type 1 of arm slimming remedy:
Hold dumbbells or plastic bottles containing water (or sand) in both hands, lift them up to shoulder level with your arms parallel to the ground, then slowly lift them all the way up (remember to keep your arms closely touching your ears when you are lifting up your hands). Thereafter, slowly lower your hands forward and all the way down.
Repeat this action 15 times. When you have finished, you will feel soreness in your upper arms. This shows you have done the exercise correctly. Do a total of about 45 times a day. These can be divided up into a few sessions.
Type 2 of arm slimming remedy:
Lift your right hand up high, bend it towards the left shoulder blade on your back.
Then, with your left hand, press down on the joint area of the right arm so that the fingers of your right hand can touch the left shoulder blade. After that, do the same action alternating between your left and right arm. Do a total of about 20 times a day.
Type 3 of arm slimming remedy:
Stretch your arms straight in front of you while standing with your feet shoulder width apart.
Swing both of your arms backwards in big circles 20 times, and then swing them forward in the same way for another 20 times. (The circles need not be too big, as long as you are using the strength in your arms and not the palms of your hands).
Type 4 of arm slimming remedy:
Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart. Raise your arms outward to the sides to shoulder level, and then slowly move your arms forward in circles, as if you are drawing circles in the air. This will tone the muscles in the outer side of the arms.
Thereafter, move your arms backward in circles. This movement tones the muscles at the inner side of the arms as well as the chest muscles. (Do not turn your arms in too big a circle to prevent injury to the shoulder joints.)