Flabby arms are not only unseemly but also restrict your choice in clothing. After all who doesn’t like wearing strapless dresses to show off the perfect skin tone and slim shoulders? But alas, the fat in your arms can be a cause of embarrassment and unwanted attention. The good news is that flabby arms can be toned to picture perfect arms with a few lifestyle changes. And you need not even hit the gym to shed off that flab.
Start a regular exercise routine. To tone your arms you will have to strengthen and tone your body as well. You cannot have one without having the other. Take up any aerobic exercise and do it regularly for 30 to 45 minutes each day. Choose from brisk walking, jogging, cycling or swimming. Whole body workouts are the best if you want to lose fat and gain muscles.
Invest in a pair of weights. You can also do arm exercises by grabbing two one liter water bottles in each hand. Ensure that the bottles are filled with water to the full. You can also throw in some pebbles or sand in the bottles to make them heavier.Stand with your feet shoulder length apart. Now hold a weight in your left hand. Raise your hand above your head in a straight motion. Hold your left elbow with your right hand and bend it. The weight should now go directly behind your head in a smooth motion. Raise your hand again and let it fall in the same motion. Repeat the movement 10 times with each hand. Do at least 3 sets of 10 repetitions the first time.
Exercise your triceps and biceps every alternate day to build muscles fast. You can do bicep curls and triceps extensions. But ensure that you do at least 5 sets of 10 repetitions. Push yourself to feel the pain but without injuring yourself. The key is to exercise in moderation and regularly. Instead of exercising once a week for three hours, exercise 45 minutes each day.
Make changes in your diet. Aim to eat healthy and non-fattening food. This means giving up on chocolates, pastries, ice creams junk and oily food. Avoid drinking carbonated drinks since they are full of empty calories. Have fresh vegetables and fruits. You will not only find flabby arms disappearing but your body will also become toned and healthy.