Steps to fight cellulite
ALMOST NINE OUT OF 10 WOMEN will show signs of cellulite at some point
in their lifetime. Cellulite results from storage of excess fat in the deeper skin
layers beneath the connective tissue. As a result, the skin becomes uneven,
loses elasticity and develops dimples.
Though many women think nothing can be done about cellulite, there are
steps you can take to keep your body looking as sleek and ripple-free as possible.
Find time to incorporate cardio
and strength training exercises into
your daily routine. Just a half hour of
activity each day can make a difference in your skin tone as well as your
If you don’t have time for a
30-minute workout, dividing it into
smaller 10-minute pieces can be just
as effective. And don’t forget to focus on cellulite problem areas with
muscle-toning moves such as lunges,
squats and crunches.
Hydrate, don’t dehydrate
Drink plenty of water and avoid
salt and caffeine. Salt contributes to
water retention, which can leave you
feeling bloated and puffy, and caffeine acts as a diuretic, depriving
your muscles of the water they need
to function properly.
Drinking at least eight glasses
of water each day helps flush out impurities and can help increase your
Massage away your worries
Massaging common problem
areas—especially thighs, buttocks
and stomach—can help to reduce the
appearance of cellulite. Start at the
lowest point, using moderate pressure in a circular motion, and slowly
work your way upward.
Massaging every day with a
smoothing anti-cellulite product that
contains L-Carnitine will provide even
better results. L-Carnitine is found
naturally in the skin and supports the
conversion of fat into energy. A
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