Well, I am 62 female and lost 57 lbs in
1 yr w/McD plan.
Looking fit and feel great but
left w a turkey neck from all the flab and
wings under arms. Lots of loose skin to
Please advise exercises or a website to
help with this challenge.
Exercises w weights??
Thank uou for your expertise.
Onward & Upward!
What an accomplishment - 57 lbs! And feeling great. This is a wonderful accomplishment and congratulations.
I don't know what exercise you are doing right now if any, but you can see how you measure up to a basic guideline of exercise for healthy adults here:The 4 pillars of the ideal workout schedule: What the research says
If you are not already doing some resistance training, then you have no doubt had a decrease in muscle mass and your body will be more resilient and better shaped when you add it.
Here is an exercise library to which you can refer:http://www.acefitness.org/exerciselibrary/default.aspx
I've also created a series of very effective targeted body shapers called Fit Quickies here:http://www.fitquickies.com
For the arms, you will want to challenge the triceps. Fit Quickie #3 is a perfect for this, as are pushups - an essential for everyone's workout routine if you ask me.
Keep your skin moisturized as well. Resistance exercise for you whole body has such a good effect on circulation that your skin will also be affected. Are you walking, or doing any other cardio?
Without a whole lot of other information about you, these are general recommendations with which you can start.
If no contraindications for activity from your health care provider, I encourage you to get started right away. With resistance training, that means challenges for each of the muscle groups 2 - 3 times a week. You can start with no weights and work your way up, depending on the exercise. The idea is to challenge yourself so that by the end of your set - which can be 12 - 15 or more repetitions - you feel like you would be hard put to do another repetition in good, safe form. You don't have to think heavy - effort is more important.
Let me know how it goes!