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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Let's get real for a minute. Thicker thighs (or any close body parts) + summer heat + exercise = chafing out the wazoo. To be perfectly honest, I feel like doing the duck waddle with every step I take. And it wasn't my exercise clothes that caused it. I started to feel the friction when I began sweating and walking in my normal clothes. Do you have any advice for dealing with chafing during and after exercise? Normally I would just stop walking for a few days until it gets better, but I don't want to lose my walking momentum. I really want to continue with my walking, but I am feeling a bit discouraged with this rough patch (lame pun intended). Thanks for listening, Jules
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    Oh I am so glad you asked this question! I saw this stuff called "Chamois Butt'r Her'" in the bike store, and thought, "What the heck will I need that for?" Well, then the dreaded chaff came (darn these thunder thighs). I bought this stuff, and let me tell you, IT IS AMAZING! It's ph balanced for women so you don't get any funky smells. I have an 8 oz tube which I keep at home and put on before my runs or rides. I also have little one-time packs to take with me when I run or bike just in case it wears off (which it usually doesn't). It's relatively cheap as well. I got my 8 oz tube for about $14, and a box of 10 one timers for $10. I'm not one to promote products whatsoever, but this stuff is a gift from the exercise heavens. I hope that helps!!!!
    1990 days ago
    I wear compression shorts with an 8" inseam. If the skin can't touch other skin, it doesn't chafe.

    Bodyglide can help. So can vaseline.
    1990 days ago
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    I have this problem no matter how thin I get. Best thing I've found over the years is to go to an athletic store and buy this product that's almost like deodorant. It's anti-chafing stick, and you rub it down the inside of your thighs and it keeps them from friction. You can just use regular stick deodorant as well, works almost as well, but the anti-chafing stick isn't too expensive and then you can keep the two separated, haha!
    1990 days ago
    Believe it or not but I read the coconut oil helps with skin problems.
    1991 days ago
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