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The "bandages" that "real boxers" wear (whether on TV or not) are called handwraps, and are worn underneath the glove to add stability to the bones of the hand and wrist, as well as to prevent chafing with the inside of the glove. (They are not for soaking up blood inside the gloves, though I guess they do that job too.) I would add three things to your ...


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Skin is living tissue, and the speed at which it shrinks to it's new level of needed tightness depends on how fast you can make new skin. In short, the older you are the longer it takes for your skin to tighten up. There does seem to be some evidence that the types of food you eat can speed up the results a bit, such as collagen.


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Short answer: you should not be too worried about the sun in the later afternoon. Long answer: there are several risk factors to consider when running in the heat, and if you properly stick to them you will remain healthy and minimize the potential health risks of sun exposure. Carcinogenic exposure Scientifically speaking there is no consensus regarding ...


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It's true that significant fat loss will result in some loose skin, most (or all) of which should tighten up over time. But only people who see you naked will see the loose skin. Everyone else will see a thinner person. So the answer is no - weight loss will NOT "only" result in loose skin appearance wise. I lost 70+ pounds over 10 years ago (at age 32). ...


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I agree with Dave about hand wraps, workout time, etc… but I feel you should be able to hit the bag a bit without prior instruction. For your bleeding knuckles, instead of hand wraps - which require a bit of expertise - you can use boxing wraps, they are easier to use and provide good protection. Some other tips: Knuckle push ups. Use a timer (either ...


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The younger you are, the more likely your skin is to return to a more "normal" or "tight" state. However, depending on the length of time the skin has been stretched, the extent to which it has been stretched (think about really bad stretch marks) it might not return to that "normal" state even at a young age. One of the only solutions I know of is ...


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If you lose weight at a healthy pace, i.e. two pounds or less a week, you should not have much excess skin. And, even if you do, loose skin will tighten up after a few months. Exercise helps, too.


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The body is a funny thing. There is no real way to predict how and where it will store fat. The one observation I have made with my own body is that I typically lose fat first from the places I have most recently put it on. The hardest places to lose it are the places that have had it the longest. I am sure you have heard that you cannot spot reduce. This ...


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Sadly, there are no exercises for skin tightening but you can use products such as coconut oil, aloe vera and other such topical products to regain elasticity in the epidermis. That being said, proper hydration, good eating habits in terms of nutrients and avoidance of direct sunlight will help to maintain your collagen levels high so that the skin will ...


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I'd rather do this as a comment on Moses' answer, but I don't have the necessary SE seniority to do so. While there may not be consensus on what components of UV radiation are carcinogenic, it would be far more useful to present all the opinions so you can better draw your own conclusions. I myself am unaware of dissenting opinions to the following; UVA is ...



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