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4 Tips To Help You Finally Get Rid of Cankles

Cankles are the thicker area of the lower leg where the ankle and the calf come together. Cankle isn't a medical term, but it's the slang used to indicate excess fat in the ankle area.

The Causes of Cankles?

In a leg without cankles, the ankle area is thinner than the calf. Legs with cankles have a calf and ankle area that is practically the same size, resulting in no definition, making the lower leg look fatter than usual.

Cankles are to be analyzed with caution. There are many different causes of cankles, and some of them may be related to some medical complications.

For instance, painless swelling in the ankle area is normal if you are overweight, pregnant, or undergoing hormone fluctuations. Some people as well notice their ankles swelling when sitting down for extended periods.

Certain medications cause the ankle area to swell as well.

Nevertheless, swelling in the lower legs well may indicate a problem. It could be caused by a blood clot, a leg infection, or when the veins fail to pump blood back to the heart properly.

That said, if you're experiencing swelling in the ankle area, it's essential that you speak to your doctor to get a complete understanding as to why you're experiencing it.

Tips On How To Get Rid Of Cankles

If the reason your ankles are swelling isn't a medical problem, then you're in luck. Getting rid of them under these conditions is much easier when you make specific changes to your lifestyle.

To reduce the fatty appearance of your lower legs, we recommend the following:

Lose Weight

If you are overweight, you must slim down to get rid of those swollen ankles. Yet, the issue with weight loss is that you can't choose where the fat loss occurs.

Yet, if you stick to a healthy diet where you control calories and exercise optimized to burn body fat, you will lose fat in an overall manner, likely seeing smaller ankles in the process.

Healthy Dieting With Less Salt

Having swollen ankles can be traced to your eating habits. If you have a high salt intake, sodium will cause you to retain water in many areas of your body.

Therefore, eating less salt will equate to less water retention, meaning that you will feel less bloated and swell less.

Exercising To Reduce Fat In The Ankles

Once you've lost a reasonable amount of fat, you can then train the lower leg area to define the calves and ankles by toning the muscles.

The recommended exercises are calf raises and staircase toe raises. Schedule them into your workout routines for slimmer and healthier-looking lower legs.

Elite Body Sculpture's Solution

Instead of opting for a faulty Cankle liposuction in Chicago, get yourself a CankCüre™ AirSculpt® by Elite Body Sculpture.

It's a minimally invasive fat removal process that doesn't use a scalpel, needle, or general anesthesia with a downtime of only 48 hours.

For more information, head to Elite Body Sculpture Chicago for your first consultation. 

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