Monday, April 02, 2012
The Horrible Stories About Cellulite
by Etula Depeau
Societies obsession with cellulite is insidious and ridiculous. Pick up any womens magazine and you are guaranteed to find an advertisement or article outlining the horrors of cellulite and what you should do to rid your body of this blight. What is cellulite anyway?
The dictionary definition is: A fatty deposit causing a dimpled or uneven appearance, as around the thighs and buttocks. The fat, which is very close to the surface of the skin, pushes against connective tissues in the skin to cause a dimpled appearance, called peau d orange in France (orange skin).
Regardless of your gender, people of all ages have certain amount of cellulite. When this cellulite is seen on babies, it is considered attractive. It is generally seen that popular magazines in grocery stores display pictures of actresses, addressing their bodies as normal - they sure do not tell the true story.
There is a plethora of creams, lotions, and potions, promising to help you get rid of the undesirable accumulation of cellulite from your legs or thighs. What people do not remember is the simple cure called exercise. You can tone your legs and bottom and get rid of the extra cellulite by doing simple exercises like walking or biking. Very few people try to find out the reason for this problem. They are more interested in the result.
Though, it is difficult to maintain a perfectly toned body at all ages, one must try to keep it in the best possible shape and health. It must be plainly understood that neither is cellulite a disease nor is it a sign of unhealthiness.
Various medical magazines and journals identify cellulite as fatty tissue that is not unhealthy itself and is no different from ordinary fat. This is a result of unhealthy habit that can be overcome or reduced by adopting an active routine such as walking. What can not be achieved through the numerous creams and lotions shall be achieved through simple exercises.
Any supplement, topical product, device, or spa treatment that claims to reduce cellulite should be approached with caution for safety reasons and because they simply are not effective. Your best bet is to get regular sometimes strenuous, exercise and eat a diet that wont add on extra fat. Also, remember that each bodys pattern of fat distribution is inherited, so everyones problem areas are different.
Some tips to combat cellulite as offered by the U.S. National Library of Medicine are:
- A healthy diet with fruits vegetables and fiber
- Plenty of fluids
- Regular exercise
- Healthy weight with no yo-yo dieting
- No smoking