Whoo-hoo, we finally have a light at the end of the tunnel. I would like to say that I got my cellulite from having Presley, but nope-had it before!! I got these tips that I thought I would share with you! Email me, Charli.email@example.com if you have any other tips to share!!
Hoist Heavier Weights
The average woman loses five pounds of muscle and replaces it with 10 to 15 pounds of fat every decade of adult life, said fitness expert Wayne Westcott. "Because fat is exceptionally soft, it doesn't keep skin taut like muscle does. It also takes up more space, so it bulges out," he explained. With the proper weight-lifting plan, you can reduce cellulite and make your lower body look smoother. "When we put 16 women ages 26 to 66 on a resistance program for eight weeks, all of them reported less cellulite in their lower bodies," said Westcott, research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Mass. "Seventy percent reported a lot less." Must-do exercises include squats, lunges and leg presses.
Repair Surrounding Skin
Certain foods may reverse inflammation of connective tissues and boost collagen formation that can minimize the appearance of cellulite. Salmon, walnuts, almonds and olive oil are rich in essential fatty acids, which help repair epidermal layers. Soy products, such as soy milk and cheese, contain an element known as genistein. Genistein gives soy products their collagen-revving qualities, as well as blocking further breakdown of frail skin fibers, so eat up!
Tap Your Inner Ballerina
Have you ever noticed that professional dancers have very little cellulite? "That's because they dance and tone their legs nearly every day of the week," said fitness expert Denise Austin, creator of the "Body Makeover Mix." Ballerinas have gorgeous legs and little lower-body flab, so perform some of the exercises they do every day -- or every other day -- and watch cellulite disappear! Austin recommends holding onto a ballet barre (or the back of a sturdy chair) to perform plie and leg lifts. Stand in ballet first position (with heels touching and legs turned out) and extend the right leg diagonally back, pulsing up and down 30 times at hip height. "My 15-minute cellulite segment in the Body Makeover Mix' zeroes in on these areas with very specific dancer's exercises," Austin said.
Drink More Water
To flush out stress hormones, detox your liver and other organs and rebalance estrogen production -- which may impact cellulite -- regular exercisers should drink eight to 10 glasses of water and green tea each day. "Mix water with lemon juice, which is a bile thinner and more efficiently helps your body metabolize fat stores," said trainer Jackie Warner, author of "This is Why You're Fat." Green tea contains chemicals that boost stress-relieving hormones and regulates appetite and cravings. "Green tea contains certain compounds that block fat storage, too," she said. Drink up!
Boost Overall Circulation
Cellulite can be made worse by age, weight gain or a sedentary lifestyle. Chances are if your mom or older sister has cellulite, you will too, especially if you spend most of the day sitting on your rear during long commutes and computer marathon sessions. "Add activity into your day to keep blood circulation moving, so take 10-minute stretch breaks at the top of every hour," said Warner, star of the new Bravo show "Thintervention." She also suggests that those looking to lose cellulite "take a daily multi-vitamin with adequate B-vitamins, which play important roles in energy production and fat loss."
Bump Up Your Cardio
Aim for 40 to 60 minutes six days a week, and choose repetitive activities that target the areas where you may have the most cellulite, said Austin, star of the DVD "Best Buns and Leg Shapers." "If you have cellulite on your thighs and and around the butt area, try biking or jogging. If you have cellulite on other areas, like the back of your arms or on your abs, try kayaking, rowing or boxing to reduce cellulite over time," said Austin. "Put it this way ... it can't hurt!"
Eat Your Way Firm
Bright fruits such as mango and papaya have antioxidants that are thought to prevent tissue damage, which may minimize the appearance of cellulite. Broccoli, peas and lima beans help fight inflammation of the connective tissue, as well. Darker berries, such as blueberries and blackberries, also help boost the antioxidant level in the body and stimulate the production of collagen which may lessen the appearance of cellulite.
I got this article from www.thatsfit.com. Fitness expert Nicole Dorsey Straff is a Los Angeles-based exercise physiologist and author, and frequently writes about diet, health and wellness.