7 Exercises to Combat Cellulite
Cellulite —it’s not everyone’s favorite conversation topic.
At the same time, there is no need to talk down to yourself because you do have a few pockets and dimples to spare. There is big lesson in learning to love your body just as it is and appreciate the wonder of it for everything it does for you every second to keep you alive and functioning. The good news is that you CAN reduce cellulite! You really can help your body to become firmer and leaner and reduce cellulite. I am going to share with you now what cellulite actually is, why you have it and give you some ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. You don’t have to have bikini shame anymore!
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the term given to fat deposits just below the skin, typically in the abdomen and lower pelvic region – such as on the thighs and tush. There are a lot of reasons why cellulite is said to appear on your body including hormonal reasons, poor diet and lifestyle choices, age and genetic predisposition. While each of these factors can play a role in cellulite formation, there is one common denominator to all of these factors – the accumulation of toxicity in your body. Think about this: the vast majority of people have had decades of eating packaged foods, refined sugars and salts, processed starches, cooked animal proteins, chemicals, pesticides and preservatives, and even higher quality foods but too much of them and in poor combinations. That’s just what you’ve eaten. Then consider the environmental chemicals and pollutants inside your home and outside in your environment that you have been exposed to for years. Maybe you also smoked, drank and took drugs (even pharmaceuticals) for weeks, months or years at a time. That equals an awful lot of toxins which your body is not able to eliminate fully while you continue to feed yourself poor quality foods and don’t put special attention and effort into removing this accumulation.
Why do toxins have anything to do with whether you have cellulite?
Your body stores toxins in your fat to help minimize how much toxicity your vital organs are exposed to. This is why a skinny person with an unhealthy lifestyle can be in more danger of symptoms and sickness than a person who is slightly overweight and has an unhealthy lifestyle. They have the extra bit of fat for the body to store toxins in so that the precious vital organs and body functions are less compromised by exposure to those extra toxins. The dimples and pockets of your cellulite are also storing toxins. If you feel embarrassed or ashamed of your cellulite now, how will you feel in five years time when it has only gotten worse? In ten years time? And take a deep breath, in 20 years time? You will have accumulated a lot more toxicity in your body in that time and it will show in your cellulite (and a myriad of other unpleasant symptoms). It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it? No pun intended. The key to reducing cellulite is to remove the accumulation of toxins from your body and prevent further build up of toxins. This is not just the way to reduce and prevent cellulite but also the way to live a long, healthy life and look and feel as beautiful as you can.
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