What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite_derma_blog_july09.JPG Shorts and skirts are a staple of a summer wardrobe. But not everyone feels comfortable with their legs and thighs to show them off. The reason is cellulite, the fat cells and fibrous tissue that can accumulate on thighs, butts, and hips. The Examiner reports that 90% of women deal with issues of cellulite at least once in their life. Cellulite is an issue that affects all women, overweight or thin. Age also plays a factor in the formation of cellulite. Older women not only see an increase of cellulite formation, but also have a more difficulty in removing cellulite naturally. Fluctuations in hormones also affect cellulite changes. Women should be aware of changes in their bodies when going through puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or menstruation. Although there is no perfect cure for cellulite, there are activities women can do to stop the "cottage cheese." Increasing your cardiovascular health is important to keeping your body healthy and the cellulite off. Women should exercise up to 60 minutes a day, use strength training on their leg muscles, keep hydrated, and watch their diet intake. Laser cellulite removal is also an option for women looking for a quicker result.

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