Cellulite Treatments: What Actually Works

Cellulite treatments promise desperate women they will rid them off that persistent dimpled appearance some have, especially in the thighs and legs, but what actually works is more than rubbing a lotion on after showering.

It would be nice if there was a simple “miracle cure” for cellulite, however, in actuality it is something that has more to do with lifestyle than anything else. Eating right and exercise are crucial steps to treat the bothersome condition.

Cellulite is connected to several different issues, including genetic ones and affects women in most cases due to the way females tend to deposit fat in their bodies and the fact that, as the norm, women have more subcutaneous (layer just under the skin) fat than men do.

As that layer gets thicker and thicker, the connective tissue has to work harder to keep things in place and that is when cellulite happens.

According to the folks at FitnessBlender.com there is good news and bad news when it comes to cellulite treatments.

“The good news is that you don’t really need to do anything, the bad news is that it takes a lot of hard work” for the roughly 90 percent of the female population who suffer from the unattractive condition.

One thing to remember, before going further, is that there is no reason to obsess over finding cellulite treatments that cost hundreds of dollars, there are simple things you can do to reduce it’s appearance, which is what bothers most women who have it. As mentioned before, exercising, eating right, drinking lots and lots of water, and not being sedentary for long periods of time are things can be done as part of a cellulite treatment. Basically, we are talking about treating your body with love.

Kelli, from FitnessBlender.com says:

“Specifically we’re talking about strength training…a big deal in getting rid of cellulite. It bumps up your testosterone — which is a good thing for females. Not too much, don’t worry about it, you’re not going to start looking like a man.”

Daniel adds that women can not overdose on testosterone, no matter how much strength training they do.

Kelli emphasizes that the strength training must be an overall routine, not only focused on the thighs and buttocks, which are the areas that usually require cellulite treatment.

That is only one tool women have, a comprehensive, high and low impact cardiovascular routine, several days a week is crucial to complement the strength training for better success in treating cellulite. So forget about it in terms of lyposuction and other expensive “treatments” which don’t really work in the end. Watch the whole video below:

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