Most women believe that cellulite is part of life. In fact, it is estimated that somewhere between 90 to 95% of women have visible signs of cellulite. Even though most women have accepted the fact that they have cellulite, those same women are in a constant struggle to lose it.
Cellulite is contributed by many factors such as dietary habits, genetics, hormonal changes, sedentary lifestyle and even stress. By being aware of what contributions to the lumpy bumpy appearance of cellulite, you can find what works for you or combinations of things that will diminish it or even rid the body of cellulite.
Chemicals, additives, preservatives (processed foods) in your daily diet intake, as well as caffeine and alcohol play havoc on your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is the “garbage out” system of your body and requires either a gentle lymphatic massage to rid the body of toxins, or walking, marching in place, jumping rope or even standing on a vibration machine for 10 minutes will help the body to rid itself of these toxins and wastes.
This is why it is important to limit your exposure to these toxins in your food intake. Vitamin C is crucial in building elastin and collagen in the skin. Sugar interferees with metabolizing vitamin C and should be limited, if not completely removed from your diet.
Breaking down toxins and fat and increasing circulation in cellulite areas is easy to do by simply massaging those problem areas with an active ingredient packed anti-cellulite cream . Massaging the cellulite ridden areas vigorously in a circular motion for a few minutes twice a day will help to increase blood flow to the area. Be sure to drink an 8 ounce glass of purified water immediately after the cellulite massage to help the body to flush out the waste and impurities.
Cellulite can be finished quicker if adding a bit of regular exercise into your day. Simply by adding 30 minutes of walking; even if you break it up into three ten minute sessions, will help to tone and tighten your skin. This means thicker fibrous tissue supporting the area around the fat cells, making the cellulite less noticeable and even ridding the skin of the unsightly lumpy bumpy appearance.
Adding squats into your daily routine helps to really firm up the tummy, butt and thighs.
Breathing is an important part of good health. As we age we have a tendency to hold our breath and no longer breathe in a healthy way. A baby breathes in through is lungs, expanding the tummy … nice long breaths. As we age, our breaths get worse and we only breathe in our chest region and not deeply where we are expanding our tummy. Be mindful of your breathing and take nice long deep breaths through the nose, making sure your tummy expands, and release the breath through your mouth.
Some people even find themselves holding their breath throughout the day and do not even realize it until someone else points it out to them; or all of a sudden they gasp for air. Stress has a lot to do with this type of breathing pattern.
Pay attention to you breathing. If you must, take at least three times out of your day to stop and spend at least 5 minutes of mindful breathing until this way of breathing becomes second nature.
Breathing correctly helps the lymphatic system flow properly and it will relax you; which also helps with calming down cortisol levels that attribute to excessive belly fat.
Blood is directed away from the skin when the body is stressed. Stress decreasing vital nutrients that are important for our skin and slows down circulation to the skin and most certainly attributes to that lumpy bumpy cellulite appearance.
Stress increases cortisol levels, which increases the stored fat, which increases the cellulite.
Learning to manage any stress will most certainly benefit you and help to get rid of cellulite. Practice controlled breathing to help reduce stress levels, which will reduce the stored fat (especially in the belly), which will reduce cellulite.