CELLULITE is the lumpy substance that is generally found on the thighs, stomach, pelvic region and buttocks after puberty. The dimpled appearance on the skin is due to the accumulation of fat under the surface of the skin. 90% of women develop cellulite during some part of their life. Several factors commence the development of cellulite in our body.
1️⃣FEMALE HORMONES – Cellulite is more common in women than in men. The reason behind this is the presence of female sex hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Progesterone and estrogen stimulate the development of cellulite. On one hand estrogen fosters the growth of fat cells on the thighs, breasts and buttocks. On the other progesterone may lead to fluid retention and weight gain. This makes women more vulnerable to cellulite.
2️⃣STRESS – Prolonged stress and the increased growth of adrenaline can adversely affect the deposition of fat mainly around the stomach, thighs, hips and buttocks.
3️⃣SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE – An inactive lifestyle consequently leads to cellulite as it hampers blood circulation, the lymphatic and the venous system. Without any exercise our lymphatic fluid and venous blood becomes stagnant. As a result they exert a pressure on our veins and lymphatic vessels. These stretched veins and lymphatic vessels are prone to fluid retention and eventually lead to cellulite. Lack of exercise also hardens the connective tissues causing dimples.
Other causes are pregnancy, smoking, crash diets, lack of water etc. Cellulite also can be genetic sometimes.
4️⃣EXERCISES TO REDUCE CELLULITE
Aerobic activity – 15 minutes of aerobic exercise regularly. Aerobic exercises include walking on the treadmill, using a stepper or even riding a bicycle. But before starting with the exercise make sure that you warm up for 2 minutes.
Squats – Open your legs a little wider than your shoulder. Bend forward with your chest out and remember to keep your shoulders up. Bend your knees and the lower part of your body forward just the way you sit down on a chair. Make sure that your knees do not go pass your toe. While doing this, the entire weight of your body should be on your heels.
Slowly come back to your starting position.
Lunges – Hold weights in your hand if required and stand with your right leg forward. Bend your right knee forward and simultaneously your left knee goes back and bends towards the ground. Perform the same with your left leg.
5️⃣TIPS FOR PREVENTING CELLULITE
1. Drink at least 2 liters of water everyday to flush toxins from your body.
2. Stay away from alcohol.
3. Avoid the intake of coffee.
4. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables everyday.
5. Avoid taking unnecessary medicines like diet pills and sleeping pills.
6. Also prevent the consumption of fatty food items and salty food.
7. Quit smoking as smoking leads to the accumulation of toxins in the body.
8. First thing in the morning that you should do is drink a glass of hot water with fresh lemon.
9. The food consumed should be rich in soy, blueberries and nuts.
10. Your food should also contain onions as onion helps to get rid of a lot of cellulite.
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CEO / INSTRUCTOR OF SUPREME ASSAILANT