One of Our Worst Enemies – Cellulite

It is a known fact that all women hate cellulite. It makes them feel fat and unattractive. Little do females know; you do not have to be overweight to develop cellulite. Cellulite occurs more in women than in men and is normal fat build up underneath the skin. The bumpy appearance occurs from the fat pushing against the connective tissue. Especially now that we are in summer, women want to feel comfortable going to the pool or beach in their bathing suits or even just wear their favorite part of shorts. Unfortunately, cellulite can cause a lot of self-esteem issues which prevent women from doing things or wearing things that they love.

What we don’t realize is that cellulite can develop because of multiple reasons

  1. Fad dieting
  2. Poor diet
  3. Lack of physical activity
  4. Slow metabolism
  5. Dehydration
  6. Hormone changes
  7. Total body fat
  8. Thickness and color of skin

There are many extreme treatments to reduce and eliminate cellulite such as liposuction, lasers and radiofrequency systems, or topical treatments. These treatments can cost a lot of money and will never fix the true problem of why cellulite develops. The best treatment for cellulite reduction and elimination is weight loss and an increase in physical activity.

Regular exercise is the most beneficial treatment for cellulite. Strengthening muscles in your thighs, butts, hips, and abdominals will help improve the appearance of puckered skin. The benefits of weight loss alone are limited which is why strengthening muscles and maintaining a healthy diet will be the best way to treat the cellulite that has developed.

Although cellulite cannot be 100% preventable, keeping off excess weight and strengthening muscles by living a healthy active lifestyle can help maintain skin tone and texture. Get into the habit of working out and eating right. Don’t give up because you will see progress if you stick with your goal!

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