Let $M$ be Riemannian manifold and $S\subset M$ a minimal submanifold, with $\dim S<\dim M-1$. According to a few references (e.g., Mahmoudi, Mazzeo & Pacard), it should not be hard to see that:

''The closer a constant mean curvature (CMC) hypersurface of $M$ is to $S$ (in the Hausdorff metric), the larger its mean curvature must be.''

I was wondering if this claim is indeed *not hard to see*, given that I am still unable to find a simple/elementary proof. Any suggestions?

Moreover, I was wondering if anything is known about the *speed* in which the value of the mean curvature $H(t)$ of a family $N_t$ of CMC hypersurfaces of $M$ "condensing" (i.e., collapsing) onto $S$ diverges to $+\infty$. For instance, **is it always the case that both $H$ and $H'$ diverge to $+\infty$** as those hypersurfaces collapse onto the minimal limit submanifold? Perhaps, in some special situation (e.g., if the sequence of CMC hypersurfaces collapsing is a solution to the Mean Curvature Flow (MCF)), this is implied by some property of the MCF?