How can I make my upper and inner thighs thinner?
It's impossible to lose weight in just one specific area of
the body, even if you do have one of those springy exercise things.
When you lose weight, you lose it all over your body, not just in
your butt or your chest, or even your thighs. The best plan of
attack for shaping up your thighs is through a balanced combination
of exercise and healthy eating.
Although you can't lose weight in just your thighs, you can
incorporate exercises into your workout that will specifically
target your thighs and help to tone them. Try simple exercises like
lunges (both forward and side lunges), squats, and leg lifts. Gyms
and sports clubs have resistance machines that can help you tone up
specific areas, like your upper and inner thighs. If you're not
sure about proper technique for these exercises, check online or
with a trainer to make sure that you are doing them correctly.
If you're feeling especially energetic, try an exciting
activity like bike riding or inline skating that not only works the
legs, but also gives a great cardio workout as well.
For more on this topic, check out the box below.
Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: July 2007
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