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Need To Tighten Loose Skin On Neck?

Posted by Wendy K on April 18, 2016 in health after 50 |

Do you need to tighten loose skin on your neck or under your arm? If you are over fifty like me, then you probably do.

After I turned 50 I started to notice some embarrassing loose skin under my arms and under my chin. Even though I am pretty healthy and thin, I can’t seem to get rid of it.

I discovered that this is normal for most women over 50 because as our hormones change through menopause we loose collagen.  I suppose we can’t change mother nature.

Or can we?

The good news is, apparently there are a few things I can do to help improve this problem. No of course we can’t turn back time, but we can improve the situation and make it better.

I was watching this video by Eric Berg about the topic and learned that in order to improve the loose skin problem that I’m having, I need to work on raising my growth hormone and lower my cortisol.

It is actually easier than you would think, and I am also doing many things already. Here is what I learned.

I need to raise my growth hormone by doing the following:

High Intensity Exercise will help raise the growth hormone, but first I need to start with low intensity exercise and get comfortable with that.

I should get a good nights sleep. Fortunately I already sleep well. I go to bed every night around 11 and wake up around 7. I fall asleep easily and sleep through the night.

I need to make sure I’m getting enough protein without going overboard.

Do intermittent fasting. Although it sounds hard, I realized that I do it already while I sleep. What I learned is to not eat in between meals at all because grazing hurts the liver and I don’t want to hurt my liver.

I also need to lower Cortisol and Lower Insulin. To do this I need to do some low intensity exercise daily. This seems easy. I just need to make some time to walk every day.

It is also important to keep making sure I continue to get enough sleep and avoid stress.

I learned the hard way in my past that stress can really do serious damage to your body. That is why I think the best thing I did for my health was to get a divorce a few years back.

I am so much more healthy now at 52 than I was at 49.

Taking care of my diet is important as well. I need to eat more green veggies which are high in potassium. I need more b vitamins and I need to cut out sugar which is something I’m doing already.

It is also important to support the liver because the liver is what the growth hormone works through, so if you do the above, you will be supporting your liver.

The good news is, I’m already doing most of this already. I really need to get into doing some low intensity walking. I do a lot of walking already, but I need to do it daily and keep track of the amount of time I’m doing it.

Something else I’m going to add to my routine is drinking bone broth.

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4 Comments

  • MCNinja says:

    As I start to approach middle age, this is actually becoming a concern of mine. Stress is a major factor for me more than anything else.
    Your article reinforces the need to lead a healthy lifestyle, which is sometimes hard to admit that you need to take action on…lol
    I admire that you took the action to remove yourself from a stressfull relationship.
    Thank you for sharing.

  • Monica Bouteiller says:

    Hi Wendy, this is a very interesting read.Thank you! I’m particularly interested in yes, losing that loose skin on the neck and underarms. I’m just going to start Fit Body Bootcamp this coming Monday…apparently to the video it talks about not too fast or strenuous exercise, I’m wondering if Bootcamp is a good fit for me. What do you think?I’m sure I won’t going too vigorous for my next few weeks until i get more mobile. I have seen people, of course, lose fat on their face and so have saggy skins when doing vigorous exercise, how do I keep my skin tight on my face?

    • Wendy K says:

      I am no expert. LOL! I’m just doing what seems to be working for me. I can only tell you about my experience and research as a older woman. It seems to me, when I work out a few days a week, drink bone broth, and follow a low carb high fat diet along with drinking lots of water, I can see a significant difference. We can’t stop mother nature, but we can help it, right?!

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