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Introduction to Cellulite

It seems that one of the most important thing to women everywhere today has becomegetting rid of cellulite. Celluliteis known in the medical community as localized lipodystrophy - meaningmisshapen fat in one or several specific areas of the body. It isactually a topographic skin change that usually happens to most girls that havepassed puberty.

The termcellulite actually refers to the dimpled appearance of the skin that somepeople have on their hips, thighs, buttocks, and, sometimes, on the abdomen.This appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differencesin the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men andwomen's skin. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that pushand distort the connective tissues beneath skin.

It is a common misconception that only overweight people have cellulite. Infact, it has often happened that thin people also have this problem.

What CausesCellulite

There are various factors that might increase one’s susceptibility todeveloping cellulite. These include: genetics (genes are known to highlydetermine one’s chances of getting cellulite), smoking, poor diet, not drinkingenough water, sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise (The mainresults of a sedentary lifestyle, poor circulation and muscle tone, can causecellulite development. Lack of exercise hardens the connective tissue in theskin which causes dimples.), and certain medication (for instance, dietpills, sleeping pills, or diuretics).

Some think that crash diets greatly contribute to a person getting cellulite.This is because the body thinks it’s starving, so it attempts to consumesaturated fats. However, these fats actually get trapped in tissues, preventingtoxin elimination.

Getting Rid of Cellulite

There are various ways of getting rid of cellulite. Who hasn’t heard of the “miraculouscreams” and various techniques that are nothing but a faulty “quick fix?” However, the best way of actually achieving the desired result is exercisingregularly. By losing weight, the cellulite will also decrease.

The best exercises for cellulite removal are:

Cardiovascular exercises. These help the blood expel the toxins thatcellulite is made of faster. To achieve the best results, one might go to a gym where a certified trainermight help them pick the most adequate exercises for them.Aerobic. People who do aerobics on a regular basis have been proven to haveless cellulite than the people that, for instance, play sports.Walking. Although it seems simple, it is quite effective when it comes to theresolving of this particular problem.Running or jogging. This has various health benefits, among which iscellulite removal.

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