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Monday, 16 December 2013

How to help decrease cellulite?

Exercise doesn't decrease cellulite with the possible exception of the little bit it may contribute to fat loss and the even smaller amount that contributes to making cellulite less visible. Sooo, you can pretty much forget about exercise as a remedy and, if you need to lose fat, do it with diet or diet and exercise combined.

Here's the cellulite story.

Here's the sad truth about cellulite. Cellulite is not fat, it's a genetic-based condition involving an uneven distribution of adipose and collagen tissues and once you have it, you will probably have it for life. However, because cellulite involves fat, you may be able to reduce the prominence of it by burning fat. Unfortunately, cellulite seems to present in those areas where fat tends to leave last...buttocks and thighs. So, reducing the cellulite effect will, for most people, require burning excess fat to a very low body fat percent....something which usually means a serious lifestyle change and commitment to proper eating habits for life with no guarantees.

Exercise won't help beyond burning a few more calories so plan your workouts around fitness goals such as excellence in a sport or occupation, strength, endurance, flexibility, systemic fitness, general health and well being, body sculpting, body awareness, coordination, poise and comportment, balance, body composition, mental acuity, educational experience, etc. Don't exercise with the hope it will help make cellulite disappear.

Here's an excerpt from an article from the US National Institute of Health, the people your doctor listen to.

"A great deal of money is spent by people who want to rid themselves of cellulite, but no amount of weight loss, exercise, massages, wraps, creams, supplements, or surgery has proven to effectively eliminate it once you have it. Liposuction, for instance, is not recommended for cellulite, and may even make it look worse."

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