Exercise Helps Diminish Cellulite


celluliteOur bodies consist of primarily water, fat, muscle and bone. When we alter the amount of muscle and fat in our bodies we can alter its shape and appearance.

Fat loves to accumulate in the hip/butt/thigh area on females due to the physiology and anatomy of the female body and the biology of pregnancy and childbirth that nature plans for. It seems nature was not too into vanity when creating us but rather was more focused on safety, comfort and function.

Cellulite, which is basically stored body fat, is sometimes referred to as gynoid lipodystrophy and occurs when subcutaneous adipose tissue protrudes into the lower reticular dermis creates irregularities on the surface.

These irregularities appear as orange peel type dimpled skin on the surface and is reported to appear normally in the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Cellulite is unrelated to cellulitis…an infection of the skin and underlying tissues.

Cellulite is one of those things you can’t give away at any price…nobody, and I mean nobody wants it.

In simple terms, it is a type of fat tissue. In side this fat tissue is connective tissue used to protect our muscle and organs.

Whenever excess fluids, toxins and fats get trapped in this connective tissue they harden. This creates those pockets that we see on the skin as dimples.

Although cellulite can occur in males, it is primarily a condition that females deal with due to the circular shaping of their fat cells.

Even though cellulite is not life threatening, it changes the appearance of your thighs, buttocks, breasts and abdominal areas…wherever it is a problem and it may be revealing an unhealthy lifestyle.

The primary causes of cellulite are poor diets (ones high in fat that block arteries and allow fat to get caught in the connective tissue) and, not surprising, lack of exercise. You won’t find cottage cheese effects nor will you find dimpled orange peel effects on female athletes or dancers.

Truth is, proper strength training is one of the most effective ways to smooth out those unwanted cellulite dimples, bumps and lumps.

Exercise works to reduce cellulite for a number of reasons. When exercising your body burns up to 15 times more calories than when you are stationary and sitting still. But, the benefits don’t stop there as the body continues burning calories six to ten times faster for up to twelve hours after you’re done.

Not only will you lose body fat (i.e. cellulite) but you also gain lean muscle tissue which in turn continues to cause the body to burn more calories.

Muscle can help make cellulite less noticeable because it stops septa, the fibers of collagen that run through the fat cells, pulling down on the skin giving it that dimpled look.

Exercise also helps stimulate circulation too allowing five times more blood to flow through your arteries and veins when you work out. It also helps boost the lymph flow which unlike circulation, does not have a pump to propel it around the body…it relies on the contraction of muscles to push it along. This action is intensified when you exercise helping to clear blocked tissue.

Cellulite is something you can’t give away at any price…no matter what you do. The best idea is to get moving and prevent cellulite or correct your existing cellulite.

If you seem to be at a stand still and just need the right coaching to get you back on tract with your exercise and strength training, I can help. “Stop Weight Loss Resistance” does all that and more.

Speak Your Mind