There are different effective approaches to toning your legs and thighs. It all depends on your personal preferences and the amount of time that you can dedicate to looking better. A few examples of different exercises to tone legs are:
1. Yoga and Pilates
Yoga and pilates offer plenty of exercises in which muscle groups in your legs and thighs are used. To obtain the maximum effect of for example a pilates leg exercise you should do yoga or pilates at least three times a week, preferably interchanged with cardiovascular exercise to stimulate a healthy blood flow through the legs and thighs.
If you have the time there are plenty of yoga and pilates groups to join but it can also be effective to do exercises at home with a videotape or from a book. If you stick to your (daily) exercise routine, you will soon notice a difference in the shape of your legs and thighs.
2. Weight Training
diet recipe needs a lot more time and dedication than pilates or yoga. Weight training exercises need to be done at least 3-4 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes to keep building up muscle tissue in the legs and thighs. As this type of exercise will define certain muscle groups, your legs and thighs might even become more defined in the end so choose your exercises carefully. Weight training should always be done after consultation with a professional trainer.
3. Cardiovascular Exercise
This type of exercise is usually easy to incorporate into a (busy) lifestyle. Walking and running can be done on a treadmill, and (even better) outdoors. Always start with a warming up routine to avoid damaging muscles in the process of running, and build up your running or walking time steadily. This type of exercise does not require any leg exercise equipment and your heart and the rest of your body will greatly benefit from cardiovascular exercise.
Simple thigh exercises such as the ones described in this article are often the most effective exercises if you keep doing them. A regular exercise routine of leg exercises will help you see results fast.