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Saggy Arms (bat Wings)

Information And Treatment

Saggy arms—a sleeveless shirt's worst nightmare. Flabby upper arms develop as the natural elasticity of the skin-supporting tissues and muscle tone weaken. Age, weight-loss and gravity all contribute to the issue.

This physical woe can afflict men and women of all ages, and particularly strikes females in their 40s and 50s. Adding insult to injury, the excess underarm skin is a common cause of rashes as well. Rubbing up against the body, saggy skin can cause an uncomfortable friction-induced heat rash.

Think you've got these so-called "bat wings"? The lean-armed Gwyneth Paltrow did too, that is, before she enlisted the help of celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson to help sculpt the muscles of her upper arms. The twiggy actress was able to rid herself of arm jiggle through a daily dose of cardio and strength training using her own body weight.

Whether hiring a personal trainer or simply performing pushups on the kitchen floor, there are plenty of options for strengthening the two most important muscles in your upper-arm: your biceps and triceps. So grab a weight—or don't—and get moving.

Age range: Saggy arms can afflict men and women of all ages, though it particularly strikes females in their 40s and 50s.