This Article is About
exercise
body fat percentage
extra skin
drastic measures
excess body
elasticity
personal trainer
composure
40s
virtue
50s
period of time
Restore Your Skin With Exercise
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

To get rid of extra skin, you must first pat yourself on the back. Losing enough weight to warrant this “problem” is a major feat in and of itself. However, you worked hard to get the body you want and now you’re left with a reminder of the past. What gives?

Human skin has an amazing ability to reform itself after expanding to accommodate excess body fat. If skin can restore itself after pregnancy, it can certainly restore itself after weight loss. No matter how unflattering your extra skin may appear, have faith that it will regain at least some of its appearance over time.

Your skin naturally loses elasticity as you age. The older you get, the longer it can take for skin to restore itself to its natural state. Remembering this important factor while waiting for extra skin to return to normal form can be important if you are in your 40s or 50s.

Extra skin begins and ends with your level of body fat. It is very rare for a person who possesses an extremely low level of body fat to also retain excess skin. Before considering drastic measures to get rid of extra skin after weight loss, consult a personal trainer or a physician to measure your body fat percentage. If you still retain excess body fat, you may need to lose additional weight to restore your skin’s elastic ability.

Men’s body fat is at an average level when it makes up 16% of their body’s composure. A “good” body fat percentage, and where you should begin to consider alternative options for skin removal, is around 10% total body fat. Female body fat percentage ranges are around 3% less than males.

Even if your body fat is at a low percentage, patience is sometimes a virtue when you desire to get rid of extra skin. It can take up to two years for skin to return to its original state. While this is a long period of time, it is also important to consider the alternatives.

Even if you believe you have no other options, you should think seriously before having surgery to get rid of extra skin. Surgery can leave unsightly scars and isn’t always successful in returning your skin to its proper form. In addition, alternatives are also not the “natural way.” Allowing your body sufficient time to reform itself after major weight loss is important. Do not expect your body to suddenly reform itself after the constant trauma of carrying large amounts of body fat.

Given enough patience and continued diet and exercise, you may reach an impasse where you are happy with the restored shape of your body. Case studies show that people who have experienced drastic weight loss who are over the age of 60 have experienced 100% reformation of their skin to its natural state. If you continue your diet and exercise plan, you are likely to regain the consistency of your skin over time. Before considering surgery, give special consideration to the easier, less expensive, and healthy alternative: patience, persistence, and self-acceptance.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How to Burn Fat During Exercise
Everyone hopes to burn fat as they exercise. Because dropping those extra pounds won’t be a complete victory if there is still a layer of fat around the waistline. So as we work out the goal is that the body will be burning fat as well as calories. Getting back…
By: Georgia Gale in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Feb 23, 2012  
7
  Likes: 4

Primal Exercise is Safe And Effective
Have you ever wondered if our Paleolithic ancestors (cavemen and women) worked out? The answer is not clear-cut. No, they did not work out by our standards. In fact, our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have laughed in our faces if they saw us jogging or working out on a Stairmaster. However,…
By: Victoria Marie in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Nov 07, 2012  
2
  Likes: 4

Why Exercise
All of you have different reasons why to exercise. For some of you its just to get lean body for the summer, some of you are looking to get six pack abs, or ripped muscular body. Many people are looking for health benefits, in my opinion the best reason to…
By: Marko Mustac in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jan 01, 2014  
11
  Likes: 7

Preschool Exercise And Techniques to Motivate Children
As most people are aware, the current obesity rate for preschool-aged children has more than doubled over the past few decades. The main reasons that children are becoming obese are because they are eating way too much junk food and are not participating in daily preschool exercise. Children that are…
By: Kenva in  Health and Fitness  >  Childhood Obesity Prevention   Nov 16, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Exercise for the Home
Do you want to exercise but you can’t find the time to go to the gym? Do you want to save your money and not buy expensive weight lifting equipment? There are a lot of exercises you can do at home without the use of weights or other exercise paraphernalia.…
By: lee8 in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Jul 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

The Experts Work to Kill Off the Lingering And Erroneous Exercise Tales
According to a number of exercise experts, including personal trainers and others, there are a number of exercise related stories and myths that just won’t die. That misinformation can be the cause of some sports related injuries and may also be the explanation for why some peole are exercising for…
By: Cara M in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Jun 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Lose Weight Without Exercise
You should not consider yourself lazy if you look for ways how to lose weight without exercise. Many of us lead hectic lives and the last thing we need is to be struggling through the day with aching muscles and limbs. Besides, some diets work for a percentage of the…
By: Chris Evans in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Aug 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Hooray for Summer Exercise
I know summer is winding down. But I can't tell you enough how great it is to exercise outdoors in the summertime. I belong to a rec center \which is open about 350 days per year. It is great to be able to exercise indoors when the weather is lousy.…
By: Jack Hogue in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Sep 02, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

A Great Exercise for Six Pack Abs
There are a lot of movements that you can do that can get results, but I know of one really great exercise for six pack abs that, in my opinion, gets you the best overall results. It is power based so your abdominal muscles will be trained to be very…
By: Chip Paulson in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Aug 07, 2013  
4
  Likes: 1

Lose Fat Without Cardio Exercise!
The verbal battle between the cardio hounds and the muscle heads has been brewing for years. Each claims that one method of exercise is better than the other. Diet gurus say that for weight loss, cardio is the best way to go for burning hundreds of calories in a thirty…
By: Franz Williams in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Dec 28, 2011  
1
  Likes: 4

How Much Exercise Is Right For My Dog
"how much exercise is enough for my dog" How much is enough is something a lot of people that wonder about, and that's a good question? Albeit a loaded question. The answer to that question, is not the one size fits all type of answer. I'm also not going to…
By: Frank Liso in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 10, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Get Your Children To Eat Right And Exercise
In this country, and in many developed countries, children no longer get much exercise. The presence of television and computers in most homes has had the unfortunate effect of having a large percentage of the underage population getting very little exercise, and in many cases they get no exercise at…
By: Juan Rademacher in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jan 08, 2014  
0
  Likes: 2

Seven Brilliant Foods For Us That Exercise
The world is full of dietary advice, unfortunately there is only a few that are addressed to us that exercise. If the goal is to get a strong, slim, fit and healthy body these are the must have ingredients to keep in our fridges or pantrys. Get in shape with…
By: Anna Ware in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Sep 02, 2013  
9
  Likes: 3

A Basic, But Effective, Ab Exercise
In the fitness world, there exists so many different kinds of training techniques and methods. This can seem a bit overwhelming particularly for those new to personal fitness. For those seeking a very basic yet effective ab exercise I've provided one that have served me well and provided me with…
By: Jacob Gillespie in  Health and Fitness  >  Personal Training   May 14, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Is More Exercise the Key to More Energy?
Everyone vows that come Monday morning they will bolt out of bed and exercise before they have to leave for work or get the kids off to school or even both. But, then Monday comes along, the alarm goes off and no one wants to bother with the "plan" again.…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Aug 31, 2012  
2
  Likes: 3

Article Views: 1433    Report this Article