Re: Bulging veins on the sides of my head??
Originally Posted by JungleBiker
I recently noticed that after a hard ride the blood veins on the side of my head (temples) tend to swell/bulge. Is this anything to worry about? I am aged 45 and feel okay, but I am curious to know why they bulge like that?
Common sense tells me that as you get more fit, you will have less fat on your face. The fat masks the veins, but when it's no longer there, you have more vascularity (visible veins). The same will be true on your legs and arms.
People lose fat differently. Some people lose it from all over their bodies evenly, and others lose it more from more localized areas.
I wouldn't be too concerned about the veins showing. It's kind of a badge of honor betraying your fitness level.