by: Etula Depeau
Societys obsession with cellulite is insidious and
ridiculous. Pick up any womans magazine and you are
guaranteed to find and advertisement or article outlining
the horrors of cellulite and what you should do to rid your
body of this blight. What is cellulite anyway?
Cellulite has been defined as the dimpled or uneven
deposit of fat as seen around the thighs and buttocks.
This fat accumulates near the surface of the skin and
pushes against the skin tissues. This gives it the
dimpled appearance like an orange peel. Thus, adopting
the name peau d orang in French.
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 are numerous 'quick fix' solutions available to fix
this ugly affliction. The markets are inundated with
creams, lotions, and potions that can get rid of the
dimpled devil from our legs and thighs. However, our
focus is totally skewed as we do not identify the real
solution. What can be worked away with simple exercises
such as biking or walking is combated with creams and
lotions. Not only exercises get rid of cellulite, they
also tone your legs. Thus, the cause of cellulite is a
sedentary lifestyle and cellulite can be got rid of by a
regular exercise regime. While a body does not remain
fit and toned for life, but keeping oneself healthy is a
choice that can be easily exercised. Cellulite is to
addressed as a normal characteristic of the body and not
a disease that has to be got rid of.
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
The U.S. National Library of Medicine recommends the
following for people concerned about cellulite:
Your diet must consist of fruits, vegetables, and fiber.
Fluids should be taken in large quantity.
Undertake exercises regularly.
Maintain a healthy weight with no wildly luctuating dieting.
Quit smoking in case you do.
About The Author
Etula Depeau is the occupier and webdesigner of
which is the premier resource for cellulite information.
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