Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why do I have Cellulite?

Why Do I Have Cellulite ???
Lets talk about this !!! Yes I have it, we all have it, its an evil we hate to speak of but guess what it's not going away ! And here's the better answer ... ITS OK !
There is nothing wrong with having cellulite, and your body isn’t “ruined” or “disgusting” for having some lumps and bumps. In fact, it’s really no big deal.It’s incredibly important to point out that cellulite is perfectly normal, common, and fine.
I love giving women the space to make their own decisions about their bodies with no shame or judgment either way. I also would like to remind each of you that above all else, that we need to have compassion and love for our bodies, because it’s the only one we will ever get and don't forget all that amazing things we can do with it ! We can keep our bodies strong, fit and healthy, but the bottom line is that if you don’t love your body now, will you actually ever love it at a different size, shape or level of smoothness?Appreciate your body in all its different shapes and appearances, and it will love you back every day.
What is Cellulite ? Cellulite consists of several changes in your skin’s normal structure, coupled with circulation issues (fatty areas of cellulite tend to have poor blood circulation and are cold to the touch), and changes within the fat cells themselves.If you have cellulite, there isn’t much you can do to get rid of it, but you can possibly reduce its appearance if you want to achieve a smoother look.

Development and structure of cellulite is normal, healthy, fatty tissue development (the growth of new fat cells, not an increase in the size of existing fat cells) begins in the womb and continues until a child is 18 months old. It then picks up again in puberty. In today’s society, with all the junk food and excessive calories so readily available and regularly consumed, most of us are in a constant state of fat cell growth and potentially fat cell creation.
Fatty tissue near the skin consists of two layers separated by a coating of fascia. The external layer is called the areolar layer, which is formed by globular and large fat cells (adipocytes) arranged vertically. Here, the blood vessels feeding the fat cells are numerous and fragile. The deeper layer is called the lamellar layer and the cells are fusiform, smaller and arranged horizontally. In women, the outer areolar layer is thicker, and the skin covering it is usually thinner which is the case right from birth.
The lamellar layer increases in thickness first when a person gains weight, mainly due to the increase in fat cell volume, which presses against the outer, areolar layer, making it more pronounced. Over time, the areolar layer also increases in size and makes the skin look noticeably lumpier.

Estrogen increases the activity of thigh fat cells to anti-lipolytic alpha receptors, preventing fat breakdown and loss. It also stimulates an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase (LPL) responsible for fat growth. This can occur in the buttocks and abdomen as well, but is usually localized to the back of the legs.
Prolactin (the breast-feeding hormone) also makes cellulite more visible because it increases water retention in the fatty tissue, which makes each fat cell look larger and lumpier.
One of the greatest influences on cellulite appearance is the blood glucose-regulating hormone insulin. Whenever you eat a carbohydrate-rich food or beverage, your body releases insulin to manage the glucose (from carbs) entering your bloodstream.
So what can you do ? Change Your Lifestyle, Smooth Out Cellulite
-Of the little that we can control with respect to cellulite, there are two major things we can change to minimize its appearance: activity level and diet.
-With cellulite, you either have it, or you don’t, and your environment can improve or exacerbate its appearance. If you have it, you can make it look less pronounced even if you can never really get rid of it.
-Get moving! As noted above, exercise lowers insulin levels, but most exercise is done for only 30 minutes to 1 hour each day. Therefore, the physical activities of daily living such as cleaning your house, working outside in your yard, shopping for groceries or clothes, and standing to cook food, can decrease your body’s insulin levels and make your muscle cells more receptive to burning up carbs and fats for energy. Sadly, many of us just sit for most of the day and miss this opportunity to be active and move our bodies.
-Make it a goal to get up and move around as much as you can every day. Even consider investing in a stand-up desk, so your booty can get a break when you’re working or just surfing the web.
So GET MOVING !
25/50 Rep workout
Complete AMRAP in 20 minutes !
-50 mt. climbers
-25 squats
-50 lunges total
-25 kettle bell swings
-50 plank jacks
-25 push presses
-50 leg raises

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