Pregnancy is one of those times when everything starts to swell. Guess where one of those swelling areas happens? Yep, you guessed it…right at your ankles. As if a woman doesn’t have enough to worry about during their pregancy right?
What is going on with the swelling is what is called edema, or the abnormal retention of fluid in your body. During the pregnancy, a woman increases the volume of blood and fluids in their body the second it knows it’s pregnant.
This helps supports the baby as it grows, but it can also cause cankles, which is not the fun part.
The good news is that all of this excess fluid rapidly decreases after giving birth, which means you’re well on your way to losing your baby weight because it accounts for about 25 percent of the weight gained during pregnancy. This is great news for the new Mom I would think!!!!
What can you do about this fluid retention while pregnant though?
Watch your sodium intake. Drink plenty of good clean water. I know this sounds like the opposite of what you would do, but when you have enough water in your system, then your body isn’t worried about trying to store a large excess of water. Makes a balance in your system. It is also good to elevate your feet whenever you can. Just as with an injury with your feet, when you elevate them then it lowers the blood flow away from your ankles to help reduce the cankles that form. Staying cool can also offer some relief for the swelling of your ankles as well, as other parts of your body.
Exercise can be done, but you need to consult with a doctor before your do anything. The health of you and your baby is the most important issue. Remember, some of the swelling will reduce after your pregnancy. Your just trying to give it a little extra help while you are pregnant so be SAFE!
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Footwear for Cankles
What Sandals to Wear for Cankles
This can be a huge problem for those that have cankles, but are still trying to find the best outfit to look good in them. Many women like to wear sandals, so you want to find something that is still fashionable. I am hoping to give some tips on making your cankles look great with your new fashion purchase, so check out these tips below.
What Sandals NOT to Wear when You Have Cankles
- Do Not use Rounded Toes shoes. They tend to be old style and might remind someone of grandma. We are trying to look youthful.
- Watch out for Kitten Heels. They make your ankles look short and fat even more. Just not flattering if you have cankles.
- Avoid Capris at all costs. They will draw attention to your ankles since that will be the primarily exposed skin.
- Sandals with too many high straps can look terrible. The straps tend to cut into your skin, and will look like the ropes on hams.
- Short Socks. Depends if your covering your cankles up, but too short of socks will have a similar effect as the Capris above.
What to Wear with Sandals when you do have Cankles
- Knee socks are good since they will cover up the skin and blend with your outfit. On lookers attention will not be drawn to your cankles.
- Tall boots is better than sandals. Obviously, it hides your ankles and calves. Easy on and off.
- Higher heels can help. It lengthens the leg and calves at might make a possible arch. Just watch the straps.
- Neutral colored sandals so that they dont draw too much attention to your ankles and feet. Anything that keeps their eye attention to the top half of your body is best.
Some Sandals for Cankles that you can purchase
Below are some examples that you can find. Take a look, and compare to your favorite local store for buying sandals.
I hope this has helped with looking for the right sandals for cankles . In the end, you have to still go through the task of trying on different styles to see what works with your body type. Believe in yourself, and remember, you are beautiful!
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Losing Cankles can seem nearly impossible. The problem lies in many areas but one is because of industry and business. It seems like there are many products found on TV that claim to eliminate Cankles but fail to deliver. From foot spa tubs to using electric impulses that shock your legs, how can you ever get the help you want?
Another reason for having Cankles could be attributed to weight gain and an unhealthy diet. Fact is, the more salt in your diet the more water you body retains. That water has to go somewhere and some people become bloated in their legs.
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Now I will say that this exercise does NOT increase fat burning, but it CAN help to flatten your stomach by strengthening your deeper transversus abdominis muscles and hence “pulling in” a lazy stomach (aka beer belly or “pooch belly”).
It involves doing an exercise called “ab vacuums”.
I find it a good time to get in the habit of doing daily ab vacuums while driving on your daily commute or another time that would get you in the habit of doing them regularly.
(please make sure this doesn’t distract you from driving safely… I find that it doesn’t distract me at all…it’s certainly much safer than driving while on the cell phone!)
Of course, ab vacuums can be done anywhere and don’t have to be just for driving, but I’ve found that it helps me to remember to do them if I do them at a specific time when driving regularly…. this could be while driving home from the gym every time, or perhaps during your daily commute to work.
Ab vacuums are simple:
You can do ab vacuums pretty much anywhere, at any time.
You can do them standing, seated (such as in a car), kneeling in a four-point position, or even lying flat on the floor.
The movement is as simple as pulling your belly button in as far as you can by imagining you’re trying to touch your belly button to your spine and holding for 10-20 seconds at a time.
Start by inhaling deeply. Then, as you exhale, start pulling the belly button in towards the spine and hold it there for 10-20 seconds while just taking short breaths. Repeat for several holds.
Get in the habit of doing this at least 4-5 days per week while driving somewhere and you may find that this helps to flatten your stomach more by strengthening the transversus abdominis muscle (the deep abdominal muscles beneath the rectus abdominis) if you previously had a “lazy belly”.
Like I said, this exercise doesn’t increase fat burning… it only helps to flatten a round stomach that has lazy deep ab muscles.
If you want a true “six pack abs” appearance, you obviously still need to burn off the body fat that covers your abs… and that calls for a fully encompassing workout program (not just ab exercises), a strategic nutrition program, and the right mindset for success.
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