Bodies Aren’t Perfect! Dealing With Common Body Issues
Body issues. We all have them. It’s a good bet that you’ve looked at yourself in the mirror and been unhappy with what you see. Or, maybe it was envy about that seemingly perfect young woman you spotted coming out of the yoga studio. Sound familiar?
Reality is that virtually none of us have perfect bodies. Everyone has at least a challenge or two, even if they’re not always visible. And of course, issues come and go with age. (Although they don’t seem to “go” often or quickly enough!)
Aging, especially, brings with it some experiences we’d rather not have. Here’s three common body issues and some tips on dealing with them.
Body Issues Than Commonly Accompany Aging
The dreaded “cottage cheese” you know you didn’t order. It’s common, and is often the result of poor diet, lack of physical activity, and hormonal changes.
With so many of us stuck at a desk all day, the best ways to reduce cellulite is to watch your diet, especially any snacking. Processed food and junky foods are your enemy, and should be replaced with fresh foods, heavy on the veggies. And sign up for a yoga or spinning class if you really want to tackle it.
Unless you’re a dedicated gym rat, women tend to lose their youthful, firm arm muscles as they age. Gravity takes over, and the excess skin shows up as those increasingly floppy droops that make going sleeveless a second choice at best.
Again, the best solution is exercise. The good news is that a focused routine done every other day can eliminate them in as little as five weeks.
Those Annoying Leaks
Whether it’s incontinence (common after giving birth), or your “light days,” there’s nothing more embarrassing than a wet spot where you, or anyone else, least want to see it.
If your incontinence is ongoing, you should see your doctor for a checkup and advice. But for the temporary or occasional times you need a little extra protection, there are some great new fabrics and undies that work wonders, like these leakproof underwear from Knix.
It’s Just Life
It’s easy to fantasize about a perfect life in a perfect world. Reality is that life comes with a whole host of odd little challenges. With a few adjustments on our part, they’re really easy to overcome or at least manage.