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Monday, November 14, 2011

How To Prevent Your Ankles From Looking Like Cankles

Have you been looking for ways on how to get rid of cankles? According to some training professionals, there is light at the end of the tunnel in some cases of cankles. The term cankles is a combination of calf and ankles. Cankles are those legs in which there is no clear differentiation between the calf and the ankle. What you only see is a straight lower leg with no shapes or curves.
You might assume that cankles are just for people that are overweight but it can affect anyone. There are many individuals who have cankles who are skinny and fit. So how do you get rid of cankles? Let's take a look at the 4 easy steps that you can do to say goodbye to your cankles.

Cardiovascular Exercises
Weight gain is the most obvious reason for having cankles. You can try doing some cardiovascular exercises for at least 30 minutes a day. Personally I like jumping rope for 20 minutes with some marching in between but you should first consult your doctor before doing any extreme cardiovascular activities. It is wise to start out slowly especially if you're working out for the first time.
Cardiovascular exercises are very effective in getting rid of the unwanted weight that surrounds the lower portion of your leg. Doing these kind of exercises will greatly shed those excess weight all over your body including your legs.

Change Your Diet
Aside from exercising regularly, adjusting your eating habits is something that a lot of people are having a very hard time following. Make sure to include more natural and organic foods in your diet such as fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods that contains too much fat, sugar and carbohydrates. A good well-balanced diet will help in losing excess weight around your ankles.

Prevent Water Retention
Water retention is another cause why your ankles are getting too fat. Possible causes of water retention are standing or sitting for very long periods of time, congestive heart failure due to decreased pumping action of the heart, low protein levels in the blood, hormone changes due to pregancy, weakening of valves in the veins and eating too much foods with sodium.
The best exercise that you could do to lessen water retention is swimming. Swimming is also a great cardiovascular exercise. Drinking lots of water and avoiding salty foods will also help a lot. Simply putting up your feet can also help the excess fluids go down from your ankles.

Tone Your Calves
There are specific exercises that you can do to strengthen and tone your calves. You can do regular calf raises while having some weights. This will greatly help in reducing the fat around your calves much faster. As your calf muscles grow, it will make the area between the calf and ankle look thinner - thus getting rid of your cankles.
Many people won't really consider these steps and will take the easy way out by covering their cankles with long pants or thick socks. At the end of the day, your cankles are still there and it's only going to get worse if you're not going to do something about it.

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