Exercise Your Way to a Cellulite Cure
While lack of exercise is a major contributor to cellulite, a strict regimen of regular exercises will enable you to banish the condition by eliminating the underlying physiological drawbacks. Nonetheless, do not overdo your cellulite exercises. Toomany workouts may, regrettably, bring your Cellulite back! How is that for a shocker?
Sedentary Life Style: A Big Cause for Cellulite
Out of the numerous causes that contribute to cellulite, sedentary life style is one that will undoubtedly top the list. The simple explanation for this is the absence of adequate exercise on your part leading to undue accumulation of fat under the skin, which, in turn, leads to appearance of cellulite dimples when these fats push against the surface of your skin.
Lack of regular physical exercises greatly hampers your normal blood circulation as well as the lymphatic flow. It also leads to a poor lymphatic drainage as the toxins present in your body increase in strength instead of escaping out of the system. Absence of proper drainage makes lymph accumulate under your skin, which, consequently, gets swollen with the surplus fluid. The excess fluid, in turn, hinders the blood circulation to the connective tissues.
The glut of fluid also adds to your problem by assisting build up of oxidized free radicals that can set off damage to the tissues followed by disruption in the blood flow and damaging the fiber cells. All this results in the fats stored under your skin failing to get absorbed by the body and the whole cycle comprehensively lead to the condition called cellulite.
How Do Cellulite Exercises Help?
Cellulite exercises, if done regularly, and properly, will burn out your extra accumulation of fats and thereby improve your blood circulation and lymph flow. These actions, in turn, will take care of your Cellulite condition as long as you maintain a strict regimen of the appropriate workouts.
You should do the cellulite exercises in conjunction with other treatments if one has been prescribed. That way you can get yourself a smoother and faster recovery from your cellulite condition.
Types of Exercises
There are two main groups of cellulite exercises that you can undertake regularly. Apart from helping you to keep you fit and healthy in general, they can also help you stay safe from cellulite. The two major types are:
- Cardiovascular Exercises. These exercises facilitate in streamlining the blood circulation and lymphatic flow in your system. The exercises falling under this category include simple ones such as walking, jugging, cycling and swimming that you can without many hassles to keep away from cellulite. There are other such exercises including treadmill, rowing, elliptical trainer and stepper, which can benefit you too. All these cardiovascular exercises and a few indoor/outdoor games – especially squash and hockey – help greatly in exercising all of your lower/upper limbs and tone up the muscles inherent to these limbs.
- Anaerobic Exercises. Unlike aerobic exercises (low intensity activities such as running, walking, cycling and swimming) anaerobic exercises involve higher-intensity activities. This category of exercises are considered extremely beneficial for reducing your cellulite (or for keeping it at bay) as they target all the cellulite-prone areas such as thighs, hips, and buttocks. Anaerobic exercises assist in metabolizing the fats in your most vulnerable areas and transform these fats into muscles. The extra muscles, in turn, burn out your calories faster than before. Some of the best anaerobic exercises are leg curl, squat and weight machines, every one of which are good for a specific area of your body thus helping you to choose the right one to match your cellulite location.
The advantages of these cellulite exercises notwithstanding, remember not to overdo your routine of workouts. Select the right exercises that are supposed to benefit you. Make your routine as easy and as convenient as possible. Any over exertion on your part will bring back the free radicals that are normally instrumental in causing cellulite.
Cellulite can affect people of all ages and body types and can be notoriously difficult to get rid of. While there are certainly no miracle cures, using specially formulated creams and treatments along with a healthy diet and exercise plan can reduce the appearance of the dimpled skin affected by cellulite. Creams and lotions that contain stimulating ingredients such as caffeine are particularly beneficial as they help move toxins out the body while other natural ingredients are used to condition the skin, giving it a firmer, tighter appearance which further reduces the look of the affected area.