Fit Tip Friday: Are Your Leggings Making You Fat?
The great leg debate
Leggings; The staple of ’80s aerobics instructors have made a comeback in a big way. Seriously. Find one girl that doesn’t love leggings. You can’t!
But what if you were told that your beloved spandex pants were making you — gasp! — fat?! Yup. That’s exactly what an article from U.K.’s Daily Mail is suggesting. Physiotherapist Sammy Margo stated that leggings “hold in and support the quadriceps (thigh muscles), buttocks and core muscles in your tummy, and do the job the muscles are supposed to do. As a result, the muscles are allowed to relax and switch off, so when we reveal our bodies for the first time as summer approaches, they are not as svelte or firm as they otherwise would be.”
But worry not, legging-lovers, because NBC got in touch with weight loss expert Jana Klaur who affirmed that “there’s nothing in leggings that would cause any change to occur within the muscle or the fat of the leg. If your stomach and legs are flabby, it’s because you’re eating too much or not exercising enough.”
So there you have it. Those comfy tight pants won’t leave you any less taut and toned. That is, unless you’re scarfing donuts in ‘em!
xx, The FabFitFun Team
Posted on July 5, 2013 in Fitness