What causes fat on ankles?
Fat on ankles is usually termed as CANKLES and it is because of many reasons. It is not painful but can be a real headache!
The factors because of which one gains weights on ankles:
- HORMONAL ISSUES
- POOR DIET
- UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS
- LIFESTYLE CHOICES
However, whatever is the reason you can always tone it done. If it is caused due to genetics you might not be able to get those perfect ankles without fat, but improvements are sure to be visible. In case the ankle fattening is caused due to certain medications or illness, once the cause is removed, automatic improvements can be seen with the right exercises.
Check out the BELOW exercises!
CARDIO EXERCISES :
Cardiovascular exercises help in reducing the total body weight, which can be highly helpful to lose the excess fat from the ankles. However, when you are trying to reduce the cankles, before picking the cardio exercises make sure that you do not opt for exercises that place a lot of pressure on your calf muscles, as that might result into bulking up of the calves, which you might not be looking for. The best cardio exercises for losing ankle fat can be, running slowly for a long distance, cycling, climbing stairs on your toe, etc. In a word, performing any cardio exercises keeping your toes pointed downwards can be helpful to lose the ankle fat. 60 minutes of cardio, 5 days a week can be the key to a perfect body.
CALF RAISES :
Calf raises can be very effective to burn the excess fat. To do calf raises take a flat and thick wooden plank and place your toes on it. Half of your feet should be in the air. Now placing your weight on your toes push your heels up. Once you reach the maximum position, come down slowly but do not touch the floor with your heels. Repeat the same for at least 15 times in one stretch.
SITTING CALF RAISE WITH DUMBBELLS :
Sitting calf raises with dumbbells can be performed by sitting on a chair that is high enough to keep your legs straight without touching the ground. After you have placed yourself comfortably on the chair and have stretched your legs downwards, place dumbbells on your legs as shown in the picture. Now, push your heels up keeping your toes pointed downwards. Once your heel reaches the maximum point, push it back to the level of your toe. You need to do at least 15 repetitions in one stretch.
LATERAL JUMPS :
Lateral jumps are easy and common leg exercise that can be highly helpful to burn the fat around the ankles. Place a marker on the floor. You can simply place a pen or a towel longitudinally on the floor as a marker and then jump from one side of it to another. Make sure that you are jumping on your toes and not on your heels. Do lateral jumps for 4-5 minutes every day.
SUMO SQUAT :
Stand with your legs more than shoulder-width apart and lower your body by bending your knees, while keeping your torso erect. Now standing at this position raise the heels of your feet and once you reach the maximum extended position, get back slowly on the floor again. Perform at least 15 repetitions at a stretch for the best results.
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