What is Cellulite?

cellulite3What is cellulite?

In simple terms, cellulite is a type of fat tissue. Inside this fat tissue is connective tissue that protects our muscles and organs. When fats, fluids and toxins get trapped in this connective tissue they harden, creating pockets that appear through the skin as dimples. This is what we call cellulite. This condition occurs mostly in women due to the circular shaping of their fat cells.

Cellulite is not usually one’s favorite topic of conversation because it makes its appearance most often in the thighs, buttocks, breasts and abdominal areas. The dimples and pockets of cellulite are storing toxins.

Fortunately, this condition doesn’t directly affect your health, however, it is a sign (and one you need to pay attention to) that you are leading an unhealthy lifestyle.

There are many reasons why cellulite may appear on your body including hormonal reason, lifestyle choices and genetics.

Let’s look at some of the primary causes of cellulite:

Poor diet. That’s no surprise as diet has everything to do with the functioning of our bodies. Diets high in fat block the arteries and allow fat to get caught in the connective tissue. Decades of eating packaged foods, refined sugars, over-cooked animal products, chemical exposure in the environment, processed starches…these are all contributing factors.

Lack of exercise. Another no brainer. When you are sedentary, you do not produce enough blood circulation to wash toxins out of blocked tissue. Female athletes and ballet dancers seldom suffer from the dimpling. Orange peel or cottage cheese effects of cellulite on their bodies.

The common denominator to all these factors is an accumulation of toxins in the body.

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Not surprising, a proper strength training program is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to smooth out those unwanted cellulite lumps and bumps. It helps to reduce and prevent the appearance of more cellulite and the more regular and often you work out, the better.

Exercise works to reduce cellulite on a number of levels. When you exercise the body burns up to 15 times more calories than when you are sitting still. Even after strength training exercise, the body continues burning calories six to ten times faster for up to twelve hours.

Not only will you lose your cellulite (your stored body fat), you also gain lean muscle tissue which in turn causes the body to burn more calories. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue so the more it is used the more calories are burned.

Muscle also makes cellulite less noticeable as it stops the septa (fibers of collagen that run through fat cells) pulling down on the skin.

Exercise also help stimulate circulation. At least five times more blood flows through your arteries and veins when you work out. Additionally, it helps boost the lymph flow which, unlike circulation does not have a pump to propel it around the body. Instead, it relies on the contraction of muscles to push it along.

This action intensifies when you exercise which in turn helps clear blocked tissue.

Cellulite is just one of many adverse weight conditions that women everywhere deal with on a daily basis.

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