What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is basically fat deposits beneath the surface of your skin, generally found around the upper thighs and buttocks. Genetics appear to play a role in it, as well as poor diet and lack of exercise. Another contributor are toxins. Toxins are often stored in body fat to protect your organs. As a result, they accumulate and encourage more fat deposits to store the toxins.
How Can I Reduce The Appearance Of Cellulite?
Reducing cellulite requires multiple steps that add up to help reduce the amount and appearance of cellulite, and discourage more from forming. Here are some steps to take:
Drink Plenty Of Water
Drinking water benefits your overall health. It helps facilitate weight loss, and aids in flushing toxins out of your body. Not only that, but keeping yourself hydrated gives you more energy and helps curb hunger.
Fat Burning Exercise
Regardless of your current weight, exercise is a good way to help minimize cellulite. It isn't about toning up, it is about burning fat. The cellulite may take longer to burn than the fat on other parts of your body, so you need to be patient and persistent. Breaking a sweat is a good way to not only burn calories and fat, but also helps flush out those toxins.
It isn't just about cardio, either. Yes, cardiovascular exercise is an important part of fat loss, but you also want to build muscle. Muscle helps burn calories and fat, even while the body is at rest. Doing a combination of cardio and strength training will give you much better results. If you have never done any kind of strength training before, seek out an Amarillo personal trainer to help you build a personalized workout that works for you.
Eat Healthy Foods
Namely, lots of fruits and veggies. Cut back on unhealthy fats and simple carbohydrates.
Skin Brushing And Massaging
Also known as "dry brushing" massaging the skin in affected areas can help break up fat deposits. You can do this several times a week.
An Amarillo personal trainer can help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever they may be. Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club can give you the support and individual attention you need to stay focused and see results.