Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cellulite: Truth About This Condition

I was writing an article about cellulite and I thought it would be better if I share it here on my blog.

Cellulite is the appearance of dimpled, lumpy skin usually on the thighs, butt and stomach. It affects more girls than boys.
According to studies, girls are more prone to cellulite because of the difference in collagen structure. The collagen in men has a tighter structure than women. In men, the collagen looks like a cross-linked fence while for women, it appears like a picket fence. The structure of  collagen in men is better in holding fats than in women.
Cellulite affects both fat and slim people. Although obesity aggravates the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite is caused  by fatty tissues formed in honeycombs pushing against the connective tissue underneath your skin. This condition does not pose any medical risks but it is cosmetically disturbing.

Various products have been advertised to effectively reduce and eliminate cellulite but none of these products are scientifically proven to be effective.

Cellulite is associated to lifestyle and diet. In developing countries, women are less affected by cellulite. Especially those who live in the provinces. When you check their breakfast, they eat calorie-filled foods but they are able to use all the calories they consumed. Why? Because they are moving. They go to the farm and plant their seeds. They get water from a well miles away from home and they do household chores all the time.

On the other hand, in industrialized countries, women eats calorie-filled foods but they are not able to burn them. Why? Because they hurry to go to work and sit on their office for the longest time.

It only means that cellulite can be reduced by exercise and well balanced diet. Move around, try not to be lazy. If you can walk going to work, do so. Healthy living does not only make your cellulite away, it makes you healthier as a person.

So, before you decide to use those cellulite treatments, change your lifestyle first. Live a healthy life and eat healthy.  

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