For most women and some men, the issue of cellulite is a troubling one. Certainly women are much more inclined to get cellulite then men. This is especially the case as women age. Over time, women can actually find themselves with excess cellulite even if the exercise regularly.
For most women they can become compelled to try any number of fad diets, creams and exercise regiments to try to rid themselves of the orange peel look of cellulite. The truth is, cellulite can be difficult to get rid of, but there are ways to reduce the impact and appearance of cellulite.
Certainly there are no magical cures for cellulite, but there are things that truly do have a positive impact on reducing the appearance and curbing build-up of cellulite. Like many toning recommendations, reducing cellulite can be more readily accomplished with dietary changes, exercise, water intake increases and body brushing.
For people who are trying to get rid of cellulite it’s important to understand what cellulite is and what causes it. First, cellulite is equivalent to stored body fat that gathers together in clumps. Toxins in the body and clogged lymph glands from environmental toxins can add to cellulite issues on the body. In fact, toxins are the primary component that feeds the cellulite build up. One of the best ways to reduce this build-up is to reduce the intake of coffee and caffeine, alcohol, and sugary and fatty foods. Taking this first step will help ward off an increase in cellulite in the body.
The next step is adding more fresh greens and vegetables as well as fruit to your daily diet. Taking this step helps the body function more in keeping with how the body is designed for optimum health. Carbohydrates are fine as long as they are not excessive sugar based carbohydrates.
Another important consideration is drinking a good deal of water. Since water acts as a purifying agent and helps purge the body of excess food, toxins and waste, water is an essential part of reducing cellulite. Typically drinking 2 Liters of water is a good base to strive for. If you have been exercising a great deal or sweating significantly, then drinking 2 liters of water may fall short of the body’s needs to purge toxins and build-up of fatty deposits.
In regards to exercise, it is important to exercise daily in order to keep the cellulite at bay. Having a good exercise regimen will help keep the fatty deposits from building up too much since exercise fuels fat burning and lymph cell fluid movement and flow which is essential in removing toxins. It doesn’t need to be aerobics, but it should be consistent and a good overall exercise like walking, running, jogging or a sport.
When it comes to dry brushing, this should be done before a shower in the morning and just before bed in the evening. The brushing strokes should be towards the heart from the lymph glands out in steady even strokes and should not be done too harsh but should be swift.
In addition, there are some creams that can help but it is best to investigate customer reviews before investing in one. Remember even thin people suffer from cellulite and it is unlikely even with all of this effort you will completely eliminate it, but you can significantly reduce the amount of and appearance of cellulite following this regiment.