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Exercise and Cellulite
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

walking_on_a_treadmillAccording to research, a large portion of the weight lost by dieting alone is active tissue, such as muscle and connective tissue, while a smaller fraction is excess fat. Exercise has the opposite effect. It increase lean body mass and decreased this excess fat.

This is great news for cellulite sufferers.

Even though not all those who are obese develop cellulite, being overweight can really trigger the development of cellulite. This is because too much fat under the skin tend to push the connective tissue creating a strain on the skin. Thus cellulite forms. However, this is still dependent on the structure of the cells. If an individual's cell structure does not inhibit the tendency to bulge or expand even if fat deposits accumulate, then there will be no cellulite. So, the most important thing to remember here is to keep those connective tissues firm and strong and avoid accumulating excess fats so as to avoid the development of cellulite.


How? ... Start an exercise routine program.
Transforming food into fat seems all too easy for most of us. Losing fat is far more difficult, and to accomplish this, we have only three alternatives: (1) decrease food intake and keep activity constant; (2) increase activity and keep food intake constant; or (3) combine both approaches: diet and exercise.

Physical activity can help reverse the results of inactivity. An hour of vigorous exercise burns up 300 to 600 calories. If you also cut 300 to 500 calories from your daily menu, you can also lose weight at the rate of one to two pounds a week. Without exercise, you would have to eat 500 to 1,000 fewer calories a day to lose the same number of pounds in a week.

It is important to point out that if you are decondtioned or severely obese it's advisable to exercise only under medical supervision to prevent strain on the cardiovascular system and connective tissue. And no one should restrict food intake drastically without consulting doctor. Resorting to this kind of activity will only get the matter worse. You see, most people think that when they start dieting, they will eventually lose all the excess fats they have accumulated. Unfortuntley, most will lose connective tissues rather than excess fat.

For people who are prone to cellulite, this will be a greater problem. Losing connective tissues instead of fat by strict dieting can only make the skin more prone to greater problems as the fat cells are still there thus the problem is not solved at all. Hence, if you wish to loose those cellulites, it would be better to loose those fats first. The idea here is to burn those fats by increasing your metabolism by 7.5% to 28% more than your normal rate.

It is for this reason that exercising is an important factor in losing cellulite. So for a more cellulite free body, always engage in an exercise routine. One particular workout that can help you achieve this goal while increasing overall flexibility, improving circulation and mobilizing trapped toxins from within the body (which is also helpful in the fight against cellulite) is The Body FocusTM Stay Fit Meridian Workout created by my colleague, Dr. Steven Nelligar.

This exercise regimen, which can be used as an adjunct to your present fitness routine, consists of a series of movements and stretches to influence your life balance energy known as Qi (chi). Designed to be used in conjuction with The Body FocusTM Cleanse21 Therapeutic Detox and The Body FocusTM Eat Smart Nutrition Plan, this total body approach to long-term wellness can help you enjoy improved strength, flexibility... and not to mention a healthier looking shape.

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Adrian Woodrow, M.D. is committed to the prevention of disease and remains current in all leading related medical developments.
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