Cellulite is the term describing the lumpy, dimpled flesh that can occur on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abs. Some of us may be more likely to develop cellulite based on heredity and genetics.
It is one of the most common, and yet widely complained about, aesthetic conditions for women. Cellulite is a skin condition that can affect up to 98% of woman.
It involves multiple systems in the body, but on a basic level it is caused by fibrous bands that connect muscles to skin. When fat deposits push against the skin, it causes a rippling or bulging effect since those fibrous bands are pulling the skin down in the dimpled areas. Even though the condition has to do with fat cells, evidence shows that you can also be genetically predisposed to it.
As a result, we can’t deny the role genetics plays in our health and body, but the environment in which we are in is a vital component to managing it, a term described as epigenetics.
Nothing will magically rid yourself of cellulite so your approach needs to be "reduce" and "minimise".
Here are some tips :
Drinking a sufficient amount of water will aid in keeping you hydrated.
Meeting recommended dietary protein requirements is vital, so you can sculpt lean muscle, taking Pro-Matrix is a no brainer! Try our Whey Protein & Vegan powders which both contain full amino acid profiles and a lean protein source.
Eating a balanced diet without excessive carbohydrates will help you lose weight and excess fat.
Exercising frequently will improve circulation and manage weight loss through the reduction of body fat. Research shows that improved muscle definition and weight loss in the area can reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is done by increasing muscle tone, which can diminish the bumpy appearance of fat cells, as well as just generally making the area appear firmer and smoother. This is another important reason to consume a clean, high protein like Pro Matrix.
Yep, thats correct, foam rolling is a great method for stimulating blood flow and proven in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Lastly, stop stressing about it! Stress can derail your health & fitness goals and impact your mental health. Stay happy & positive !