Thursday, January 11, 2007

You're So Vein

It seems that Angelina Jolie has fallen victim to the dreaded Madonna Yucky Vein Syndrome; the odd thing is that this terrible affliction usually strikes exercise bulemics who are quite a bit, shall we say, more mature than 31-year-old Jolie. From the UK's Daily Mail via Gawker:
Working hard to keep her figure in shape is second nature for Angelina Jolie.

Unfortunately, she may have been working a little too hard.

The 31-year-old actress's punishing exercise regime has been blamed for leaving her with bulging veins in her arms, hands and even fingers.

Bulging veins in Angelina Jolie's arms and wrists are caused by too much exercise without a proper diet, experts say

Experts said they probably resulted from working out while not eating enough.

Steve Mongey, head trainer at the Virgin Active gym in Kensington, West London, said: "These veins can be caused by weight-bearing exercises.

"The body needs to pump oxygen into the veins for these exercises and this causes the veins to expand.

"If you don't keep your eating up and do a lot of exercise the fat gets stripped away and the veins become exposed."

Miss Jolie, pictured at a movie premiere in Los Angeles, is a self-confessed fitness fanatic.

As unattractive as sticky-outy veins are, I'm sure Angelina has got some reason to appreciate how easy it is for her to find a vein. Did I just say that? Oh, well, tra la la!


Anonymous said...

Looking at that vein makes me want to throw up!

Anonymous said...

Honestly…I think her veins look totally hot!! She’s in great shape and has low body fat so of course her veins are going to show. Lot’s of girls that are in decent shape have very noticable veins in their hands. I’m only 26 yrs old and my hands are veinier than Angelina’s. I think it looks sexy…in shape…lean… very hot.