Try going to the beach and you might be surprised that there are women who wear pants and even overalls, anything to hide their legs. Even swimwear trends nowadays offer extra long leggings that cover the thighs and lower part of the knees. What is happening with the fashion industry? Isn’t a beach supposed to be the best place for women to show off their bodies?
Well, if it is any consolation, fashion designers have nothing to do with covering up a lot of a woman’s lower body while she is having a tan in the beaches in the Bahamas or Hawaii. It’s just that more and more women want to hide their legs from public view. And this is not even about being conservative; wearing trousers and cover-all swimwear at the beach is all about the question of having attractive legs. Thanks to media, women are becoming more conscious about their legs and many find their own unappealing and even misshapen (as if there is a fixed rule on how legs should be formed).
It’s true. More and more women are realizing the importance of having beautiful legs. The face, breasts, hips and buttocks are not the only aspects of the body that can establish a woman’s beauty and femininity; the appearance and shape of a woman’s legs are a big factor in deciding whether she is gorgeous or not.
So, it is about time that you consider the appearance of your legs in your beauty regimen. You do not need to endure wearing pants or overalls at the beach or anywhere you feel like flaunting your legs. Your inhibition can be solved by regularly doing the following two easy and all-around exercises that can help improve blood circulation and muscle tone in your legs; resulting to improved skin and shape of your legs.
No joke, but doing a few rounds of squat exercises can make your legs look more attractive. First, stand up with your feet comfortably apart, usually shoulder-width. Then, using a chair behind you as a guide, bend your knees as if you are going to sit on the chair, but keep a few inches between your buttocks and the seat and make sure that the back of your thighs are almost parallel to the seat. Then gradually stand up to assume your previous position and then repeat the whole process for several times.
If you want a really deep squat exercise, do not use a chair; instead bend your knees to the lowest possible extent that you can reach. Squats can effectively tone your leg muscles, but they can put strain on the same muscles; so be careful whenever you are doing this exercise. If squatting causes back pains and muscle cramps, discontinue with the exercise.
Wall Leg Curls
This exercise is similar to doing traditional leg curls; but instead of lying on your back, you stand up and rest your body on a wall. With this exercise, you basically bend one of your knees up so that the leg and thigh form a right angle. Hold this raised position for a few seconds before you go back to the starting position and begin the exercise with the other leg. With the wall acting as a support, this exercise can reduce the strain on your leg muscles but effectively develop the shape of your upper thighs.
Apart from these two basic exercises, you should also have your legs massaged regularly. Massaging will not only improve the blood circulation in your legs, but it will also provide much needed stimulation that will enable you to shed off old skin layers in those parts. But having shapely legs is only winning half of the battle for you, to really attain attractive legs you also need to eliminate unsightly appearances like spider veins.