Taut skin is just one benefit of resistance training which takes about 30 minutes, 1-3 times per week. Whether one uses machine or free weights, yoga, Pilates, or resistance bands, a person will noticed dramatic physical changes in the 2-3 months that follows. Be aware that the body will become used to any exercise, so it is important to mix up any routine.
Resistance exercise needs variety to confuse muscle groups. Therefore, in a three-times-per week program, day one might include lighter weights with two sets of repetition. Day two might include a slightly heavier weight load with two sets of 12 repetitions. Day three might include circuit training, a bit more weight with three sets of only eight repetitions. Every resistance training program should include stretching after each workout and one day of rest between sessions. On rest days, one might add a yoga class or a core routine. Until a challenging routine is established, it is a good idea to invest in a personal trainer. A personal trainer can pinpoint proper form which is an important component of exercise.
People should check in with a health care provider before embarking in any new exercise program. Remember to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day to rehydrate.