Our team is totally addicted to the Vietnamese born app, for it’s so preposterously entertaining. And surely with all the twisting of facial muscles, we’re definitely going to shed some fats from our face, right?
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For those who are clueless about Face Dance, watch this video:
If you’re hoping that the game will bring you a step closer to a V face, then you will be utterly disappointed. The sad truth is, the targeted fat loss does not exist.
Fat in our fat cells exists as triglycerides, and our muscle cells are unable to directly use them as fuel. Hence, the fat is broken down into glycerol and free fatty acids, which then enter the bloodstream. Thus, the fat that is broken down to be utilised as fuel during exercise can come from anywhere in the body, not just the part that is being worked the most.
Despite the cruel fact, you can still implement these strategies to make your face look “less chubby”.
Fight Water Retention
One of the reasons for your puffy face may be due to the high sodium content in your body. In an attempt to dilute the excess sodium, your body will hold onto extra fluid, thus making your face look puffier. Even if you’re eating healthy, you may still be getting added sodium from foods you’d never suspect, such as bread.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, drinking water may be helpful in reducing water. Dehydration can lead to enlargement of blood vessels, and results in water retention, especially in the face causing it to be puffy. Try fruit infused water if the usual plain water is too “monotonous” for you.
Lose Overall Body Fat
Cycling may not seem to directly affect your face, but consistently doing these and other exercises, helps "lean" out your whole body (yes face included). Focus on full-body aerobic activities such as brisk walking, dancing or swimming. The Health Promotion Board recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week.
Remember to add strength training to your routine (at least 2 days/ week). Strength training helps preserve lean muscle and increase body’s metabolism, thus enabling it to burn calories more efficiently.
Have Plenty of Sleep
If you think “Beauty Sleep” is totally antiquated, think again! Sleeping helps the body to balance and distribute moisture. With insufficient sleep, the body is unable to redistribute water evenly throughout the skin, and this can lead to puffiness around the eyes and cheeks.
If you love Face Dance, by all means, go ahead and continue playing while laughing at your exaggerated expression. Oh did we mention that laughing helps to burn calories too? In fact, 15 minutes of laughter a day will burn 10 to 40 calories, depending on your weight and the intensity of your laughter.