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Facts and Exercises For Reducing Cellulite Dimpling

What to Know About Reducing Cellulite

If you've been worrying about a bit of dimpling on your backside, at least you know you're not alone — 80 to 90 percent of women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies. If knowledge is power, here are a few things about cellulite to help you feel empowered about that puckering skin.

  • Cellulite is more prominent in women than in men due to the structural differences of stored fat between the sexes. The connective tissues that create these storage units in men works on diagonals, where as we lucky ladies store our fat in a large vertical honeycomb-like structure. This structural form unfortunately enhances the appearance of the dimples.
  • Genes also play a role, so if your mother has cellulite, or you tend to gain weight in certain areas, you may be more susceptible to that cottage-cheese-like skin.
  • Hormonal changes such as taking the pill or having a baby can trigger cellulite.
  • Lifestyle choices can also affect how your skin looks. Smoking, caffeine, poor diet, eating too much fat, yo-yo dieting, not drinking enough water, not exercising, and not getting enough sleep are also factors.

It is possible to reduce the appearance of cellulite. A combination of laser, massage, radio frequency, and suction treatments are available, but these remedies are pricey and only temporary. You'll end up needing to fork over the moola for ongoing treatments in order to maintain your skin's new look. Don't waste your money on cellulite lotions either since topical creams can't penetrate the three layers of skin to eliminate the fat. What you can do is decrease overall body fat by doing calorie-burning cardio; try 60 minutes of cardio five times a week.

Unfortunately, cardio alone will not decrease the dimples. Flaccid muscle can increase the appearance of cellulite, so strength training is highly recommended. Work the muscles in the areas where the dimpling is occurring two to three times a week. This means doing lunges in all directions as well as butt- and thigh-toning squats — try this 30-Day Squat Challenge. Or work your entire backside with these moves for toning your lower body as well as these inner-thigh toners. And best of all, remember that you're human, so embrace it because a little cellulite shouldn't prevent you from doing the things you love.

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anveshbabbol anveshbabbol 3 years

Eating green and Exercising Daily is the simple tip to get rid of cellulite.

Simple understandable tip is "Try to flush toxins out of our body" .

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Pat14777349 Pat14777349 3 years
With the RIGHT exercises (anti cellulite exercises) – a woman can get her muscles to respond. And by stimulating these muscle layers directly – atrophy is reversed and a natural toning, shaping and lifting effect occurs – resulting in a structural smoothing of each layer of the ‘dermis' – which ultimately shows as a ‘leveling' effect on the outermost layer of the skin – the one you see when you look in the mirror. I found and followed the advices on a very good reference and managed to reverse my cellulite. cellulitetreatment*pw
Melissa15022283 Melissa15022283 3 years
I have lost all of my baby weight from having my 3rd daughter and of course being a 32 year old mother of 3, there can be areas that needa little extra help. I read a review that if you use the Lady Soma Berry Masque on cellulite - it would work. This is a glyolic mask. This mask will not replace proper diet and working out. However, in conjunction with, it is excellent. Decided to try the Lady Soma Mask on my stretch marks - I apply it to the area I want to treat and I wrap myself in saran plastic wrap. I see beautiful smooth results. I've even noticed a HUGE decrease in the creases on the skin on my neck. Which has been a proble since I was young. Anyway, my BUT is, you have to still work out, eat right and drink lots of h20. Enjoy the results!
Robin3716224 Robin3716224 4 years
Vagabondgirl - Science tell us that a 1200 calorie per day diet is probably the worse thing you can do to your body. Sure, you will lose weight, but you will most certainly not be fit and healthy. I really think we all need to advocate healthy over thin, as it's so much more important. Your body probably needs AT LEAST 1600 calories per day in order to function correctly and that is if you are sedentary. With daily exercise, your body requires more.
Vagabondgirl Vagabondgirl 4 years
I am an active 43 year old girl that has been on a fitness frenzy lately. I've been doing alot of research about proper techniques regarding diet and exercise. I came across an article about cellulite that i reviewed with my P.T. and she agreed. The article said that to decrease cellulite, which is basically fat on top of your muscles, you need to incorporate calorie deficit. This means that if you typically consume 2000 calories per day than you need to decrease your calories by 500 ( just an example ). Your body will then start burning your fat for energy because it is used to the 2000 calories that it has been accustomed to. Now i know you are thinking well no kidding you will naturally lose weight consuming less calories but you need to basically shock your system by reducing alot of calories. Keep track of everything that goes in your mouth and exercise. It is really the only way that you can lose weight and keep it off. Gimmicks and fad diets, pills and starvation are only temporary. I eat every 2 hours and consume 1200 cals per day. CHOOSE YOUR FOOD WISELY and you will never be hungry. Good luck friends
Lara16 Lara16 7 years
Started getting it when I had a baby!
danielleI danielleI 7 years
I try so hard to work out, be healthy, but my cellulite will always be there.. I have the feeling though that the more strength training I do, the more I see it? Like it gets pushed to the surface or something... Also what about diet? I know, drink a lot of water; but what about coffee, alcohol? So many different opinions on that, any tips? Thanks! D
lblond lblond 7 years
who doesn't? i go to the gym 3-5 times a week, doing cardio and strength training but i still have it. everyone has it!!!
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I have it, and I hate it!! Geez, guys have it so easy. I've had it since I was a teen even though I was 115. I do hate when people think only over-weight people have. I've been running, and doing lots of cardio since December so hopefully it'll fade, but in the meantime I'm not really worried about it. So many women have it, and I would rather be a great runner than worry about stupid dimples =)
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
I was chubby when I was a kid and got mine when I was 11-12. My mom has a ton, it's definitely genetic. The only place I have it is on my outer-upper hip/thigh area, none on my butt, surprisingly. The rest of me is pretty good looking so I don't sweat it, it's really not even that noticeable. I definitely bring a sarong to the pool/lake though.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I have cellulite, mainly on my thighs and have had it since I was a skinny teenager. I try not to let it bother me.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I don't have any and I'm in my late 30s. I guess I'm lucky.
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