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Running with overhang. Everything rubs!!!

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paap1975 Tue 10-May-16 15:47:26

3 years ago I lost just over 20kg (3 stone) with WeightWatchers. 2 years ago I took up running and have done everything up to a half marathon. I run 3 times per week. My weight is bang in the middle of the healthy BMI range. All good so far.

The problem I have is with all that left-over skin which folds over the waistband of whatever I am wearing so that I end up getting chaffing, sores and scabs. Nothing I have tried has tightened up the skin, so I'm pretty sure I'm stuck with it. Any advice on what I can do to stop this problem. With summer coming up I'd rather not have saggy skin, stretch marks AND scabs all over my belly.

newtscamander Tue 10-May-16 15:54:18

How about buying an all in one lycra playsuit, or even a swimming costume, so it holds everything in and smooths it down? Then just wear a pair or shorts and sports top or whatever.

newtscamander Tue 10-May-16 15:55:07

Or a lycra running suit, like triathletes?

Statelychangers Wed 11-May-16 10:54:06

Try an anti chaffing product like glide or lanacane.

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