With the many cases of obese people having cellulites in their body, most of us believed that cellulites are caused by being too fat and can really trigger the development of cellulites. However, this is still dependent on the structure of the cells. The most important thing to remember is to keep tissues firm and strong and avoid accumulating excess fats.
We all know what it looks like, but misconceptions prevail. The first thing you should know is that, in the true medical sense, cellulite is simply plain old fat. Yet it does have one defining characteristic—a dimpled, cottage-cheese,orange-peel look.
Although you can’t get rid of cellulite completely, but exercise is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to reduce the appearance of those bumps and dimples.
Here’s why: Everybody has connective tissue that separates fat cells into compartments. While men tend to have horizontal or crisscross patterns to those compartments, women’s compartments have a honeycomb appearance, giving fat a greater chance to protrude or bulge, hence the cottage-cheese effect.
As a result, women are more likely to develop cellulite than men, mainly around the hips and thighs. That is why it is important for women to be more careful on their body as they have higher chances of accumulating cellulite.
However, men can develop the condition, too. Although cellulite becomes more noticeable with age, largely because the skin gets thinner over time, it generally strikes individuals in their 30s. In reality, nobody knows the main reason why some people accumulate cellulite.
Of course, not everybody will develop cellulite in their lifetime. That’s because genetics determines where your fat cells are and how many fat cells you have. Some experts say it may be caused by some hormonal changes in the body.
Activity level is another crucial factor associated with cellulite. If you exercise regularly, you’ll decrease your odds of developing cellulite, or if you do, the dimpled look won’t be quite as pronounced. Transforming food into fat seems too easy for most of us, but losing fat is far more difficult. Physical activity can help reverse the results of inactivity. An hour of vigorous exercise burns up 300 to 600 calories.
! Exercise is not for everyone who is over-fat, however. The severely obese personshould exercise only under medical supervision to prevent strain on the cardiovascular system and connective tissue. from my experience, for these people, the most recommended exercises are those performed in water, in the pool, where body weight is no longer a problem.
Hence, if you wish to loose those cellulites, it would be better to loose fats first. Of course there is always an alternative from which you can choose:
decrease food intake and keep activity constant;
increase activity and keep food intake constant; or
combine both approaches: diet and exercise.
But be careful! When you keep a very strict diet you lose muscle tissue. Losing connective tissues instead of fat by strict dieting can only make the skin more prone to greater problems but the fat cells are still there.
According to research, a large portion of the weight lost by dieting alone is active tissue, such as muscle and connective tissue, while a smaller fraction is excess fat. Exercise has the opposite effect. It increased his lean body mass and decreased his excess fat.
So exercising is an important factor in losing cellulite. So for a more cellulite free body, always engage in an exercise routine.
So how to eliminate cellulite? What can you do to diminish the BAD cellulite?
Experts recommend daily cardio exercise combined with two to three strength-training sessions a week and a healthy diet.
The good news is that there’s actual proof that this approach works. Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Mass., and co-author of No More Cellulite, designed a cellulite-reduction program that includes 20 minutes of strength training, with five exercises for the upper body and five for the lower body, and 20 minutes of treadmill walking or jogging, staying at about 70 to 80% of maximal heart rate. This program is followed three days per week, although participants can always do more cardio.
How to Get Started anti-cellulite daily cardio exercise
An exercise program doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. For strength-training exercises, any tool is fine, including dumbbells, elastic bands, body weight and machines.
If you prefer machines, leg presses, seated leg curls, hip adduction and abduction, and overhead presses are recommended.
And effective free-weight exercises include the dumbbell squat, band hip adduction and abduction, bodyweight trunk extension and trunk curl.
After a short research on the internet I found a program of 20 minutes Workout / 3 times a week that includes 3 steps, which seems to be good and easy to apply.
Step 1: Cardio (10-12 minutes) – Warm up with 2 minutes ( walking, cycling… at moderate intensity), then Increase intensity for 8 minutes and 2 minutes cool down with breathing and relaxation exercises .
Step 2: Strength – set of 10 to 15 repetitions (Dumbell Squat, Lunge ,Advanced Step-Up,Inner Thigh Squeeze…) using a heavy enough weight to fatigue the muscles. My recommendation is to start with small weights and as you advance and your body gets used to weight, you can gradually increase.
Step 3: Flexibility- Stretching exercises are required after a physical program where the body parts were involved in the effort For good results each stretch should be maintained for 20-30 seconds.
What is your best way to get rid of cellulite? If you ever tried one of this method to treat your cellulite, or if you know other recipes, please share your results with us in the comments section below.We will be happy to learn from your experience.