November 1, 2006

Exercise – Does it make you lose weight on your face-part 1

People who are exercising to lose weight or just look trim often wonder whether exercise makes them lose weight on the face too. Unfortunately, the answer is ‘yes’. The fact is that exercise melts fat from all over the body. But since the face is most exposed, people tend to notice it and remark “Your face looks so haggard. Have you been ill?” This remark in itself may wean many an exerciser from exercising. ‘I have toiled so much these days to lose weight and look good and in return what do I get? A gaunt, haggard and lean looking face? Not fair.’ will be the first thought that will cross the exerciser mind. He/she may even discontinue exercising altogether.

However there is no need to get alarmed. An ill person looks weak, haggard, fatigued, and dull-eyed. Whereas an exerciser looks sharper of features, leaner of face and bright eyed. There would also be a more youthful spring in his/her body. But, perhaps, these differences are not obvious at first glance.

Don’t stop exercising. But yes, if you exercise beyond your stamina, the tiredness does show on your face. And if you go on a crash diet, your facial muscles do sag, giving you an aged look.

 See also: Benefits of walking / Facial exercises for a youthful look-1 / Facial exercises for a youthful look-2 / Simple tips for sitting/ Exercise for the homemaker/Pranayama/ Anuloma-viloma pranayam breathing exercise


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  1. Sirish4:40 PM

    Actually, I find that to be untrue in most cases. Exercise releases a series of different hormones, not just insulin.

  2. Exercise will give you extra energy during the day, and help you get a good night’s sleep when you need it. If you don’t exercise, don’t feel alone, but do take action. Gentle Yoga postures are a great way to start.


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