Combat Cellulite!

by: 

Etula Depeau
Mar 31, 2010

Society's obsession with cellulite is insidious and
ridiculous. Pick up any woman's magazine and you are
guaranteed to find and advertisement or article outlining
the horrors of cellulite and what you should do to rid your
body of this blight. What is cellulite anyway?

Cellulite has been defined as the dimpled or uneven
deposit of fat as seen around the thighs and buttocks.
This fat accumulates near the surface of the skin and
pushes against the skin tissues. This gives it the
dimpled appearance like an orange peel. Thus, adopting
the name "peau d'orange" in French.

People (male and female) of all ages can have cellulite.
Somehow what is seen as adorable on babies is horrifying on
adults. Tabloid magazines in the grocery store show
close-up photos of actresses and their shockingly 'normal' bodies.

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Creams, lotions, and potions abound to rid our legs and
thighs of any dimpled areas. What many people forget is
this simple solution for cellulite: EXERCISE! In most
cases, regular exercise such as biking or walking will rid
you of cellulite and tone your legs and bottom. People
obsess over the result, not the cause, of poor health. This
is not to say that everyone should expect a perfectly toned
body at any age, but certainly keeping oneself healthy is
an optimal choice. Keep in mind that cellulite is NOT a
disease and not an unhealthy characteristic of the body.

Cream, lotion or electrical appliances as a remedy will
never be as good as a regular walk everyday to build up
your confidence and a feeling of good health. The
cellulite is just like any other fat tissue. Medical
research papers have clearly brought out that cellulite
is not unhealthy in itself unless you have too much of
body fat.

There are plenty of offers like topical products,
devices, supplements or spa treatments that claim to help
you get rid of cellulite. You need to be very careful
when choosing the correct product. Generally they are not
effective and their safety record is nothing to write
home about. The most suitable way is to follow a regular
and hard exercise regime coupled with carefully choosing
to eat food that are low in fats. Everyone may have a
different problem area. You must realize that every
individual is different and many a times we inherit a
body pattern.

For the people concerned with cellulite the U.S. National
Library of Medicine has the following recommendation:

*A healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, and fiber

*Plenty of fluids

*Regular exercise

*Healthy weight with no yo-yo dieting

*No smoking

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