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Doing Away with Those Dimples

The terrors of cellulite

Genetically, women are more prone to cellulite because of how fat deposits are distributed in their cellular matrix.

Cellulite is composed of fat deposits underneath the skin that give a lumpy appearance in areas such as the butt, thighs and hips. These fat deposits are due to excess fat on the body. While there are many suggestions for products – usually creams – to divest oneself of cellulite, they aren’t proven 100 percent effective.

The best way to get rid of cellulite is a combination of cardiovascular exercise, weight training and diet.

There are many different factors that contribute to cellulite. One of the reasons that women are more prone to cellulite is due to estrogen levels. It is believed that thyroid hormones and estrogen among other hormones, like insulin, contribute to the production of cellulite. Genetic factors also play a big role in the formation of cellulite, especially race, gender, circulatory problems and distribution of fat underneath the skin. These genetic factors combined with poor lifestyle habits – poor diet and exercise habits, smoking, stress and jobs that require staying in one position for long periods of time – increase the likelihood of cellulite.

One mistake many people make is thinking that diet alone will get rid of these fat deposits. Dieting without weight training can actually enhance the appearance of cellulite because muscle is what gives the skin its smooth and tight appearance. By adding more muscle, your body burns more fat; cellulite is a result of too little muscle with too much fat. Weight training is one of the key factors in ridding your body of cellulite – and can be done without looking too muscular. With the combined efforts of weight training, diet and an overall healthy approach to life, you can reduce your cellulite in no time.

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