9 out of 10 women are affected by cellulite. Although recognized for over 150 years in various scientific works, the causes of adiposity are not yet clear. Several factors are to be considered to limit the appearance of cellulite, including a sedentary lifestyle because physical activity helps to fight against the storage of fat.
Stretching every morning
One of the causes of cellulite is water retention that occurs when the body accumulates more liquid than it eliminates. The body of a person in the water retention contain more than 65% water, while a person who does not suffer will contain 50 to 60%.
To fight against water retention, some stretches are recommended because they allow to drain body fluids.
Size. Stand upright, legs shoulder width apart and gently rock the torso left to right and vice versa.
Buttocks and thighs. Several exercises are possible. First, sit on the floor, legs straight, and go grab the toes with your hands. Then, move the legs up so as to stretch the inner thigh.
In addition to promote drainage, stretching stretch the muscles which will have the effect of distributing cellulite on a larger surface area to minimize its appearance.
Inspired yoga, dance and gymnastics, Pilates is designed to work the stabilizing muscles of the body. Although the movements are complex to run, they are soft and have no impact on the joints. All the muscles of the body is used, but especially the abdominals, back-end and buttocks. Pilates improves posture while defining silhouette. The activation of the lower body muscles will promote the circulation of the lymphatic system (= vessels allowing the flow of toxic waste) and oxygen, two problems of regions targeted by cellulite, according to a study conducted by Dr. Sergio Curri molecular biology Centre of Milan (Italy) 1.
Toning the legs, buttocks and abs with weight techniques
Another weapon against cellulite is weight training that strengthens the whole body. Simple exercises for cellulite are used to introduce it at home or in the gym. The main parts of the body affected by cellulite are the thighs, buttocks and stomach. We must therefore rely more on the strengthening of these areas, although a complete strength training program is to be preferred.
Here are four movements to integrate into daily activities:
Tone the buttocks. Position yourself on all fours on the floor and then, alternately, lift one leg, pointing the heel toward the ceiling. Exercise should be 2 times with 15 repetitions per leg.
Muscle legs. Initially, stand up and get off the buttocks as if you wanted to sit on a low chair. Then reassemble by performing a jump. The action of jumping promote the circulation of the lymphatic system. Exercise should be 2 times with 15 repetitions.
Cut the abdominals. Lie down on the floor and straighten the legs, taking care to lift the ground slightly. Bring one leg towards your chest keeping the other tense and so on. Exercise should be 2 times with 15 repetitions per leg.
All sports that stimulate the heart rate is recommended to counteract cellulite. The bike is one as it allows both to improve cardiovascular endurance while working the muscles of the lower body that are highly stressed during this type of activity. The racing heartbeat promotes better circulation of oxygen and lymph fluids in the body, which will help reduce cellulite condition to continue this very regular activity.
Pursuing a water activity
Water activities are numerous: aquabike, water aerobics, swimming, etc. Among its benefits, there is a lack of sweating and shock on the joints and the draining properties of the water. The movements carried out in a pool create a current-against with water which produces a massage muscles in activity. The blood and lymphatic circulation are activated which favors the destocking of unwanted fat masses, provided further water activity 2-3 times a week for several months.