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Anti-Cellulite Exercise Routine

Do you hate the thought of having to have plastic surgery for something so commonly found in women as cellulite?  Do you wonder why it is that no one seems to know what causes cellulite, but everyone seems to have a cure-all solution for it?

Are you sick and tired of all of the hype and just want a solid regimen to follow to help you in your struggle with eliminating cellulite in your body at its source?  Well, there is evidence that suggests that with attention to diet, exercise and a dose of diligence, you can rid yourself of the unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite.

Anti-Cellulite Workout

Working out offers a two-part solution; more muscles and less fat because cellulite is a two-part problem — too little muscle and too much fat. Cellulite is a terrible condition that affects so many, especially women.

Foot ActionIf you are looking to fight cellulite like so many other people in the world today, you will be happy to know that you don’t have to look any further than within yourself for the real answer.  Thanks to the great “Get Your BOOTY In Shape” diet plan and workout routines provided by my friend Kyra, The Get In Shape Girl; you can slim down and firm up with these proven exercises designed to help burn calories, banish cellulite, and lose weight. Continue reading

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About This Crazy Wrap Thing

Get toned, tightened, and firmed – in as little as 45 minutes!  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Or, even sounds like another one of those weight loss gimmicks?  I can understand your skepticism.  I was skeptical too until seeing for myself that this product really works.

What is It?

The Ultimate Body Applicator by It Works is a first-to-market body slimming product.  You can try, but you really won’t find anything like it out there.  It’s a non-woven cloth wrap infused with a specially formulated lotion that is absorbed through the skin.  And, by a special, unique process, breaks down fat and pulls the toxins out of your cells.  The body applicator is designed to detoxify our body and tighten, firm, and tone our skin.  It also works as an anti-inflammatory and improves cellulite, stretch marks, and over-all skin appearance.

How It Works

While many body wraps simply cause water loss, the Ultimate Body Applicator uses an all-natural botanical formula that when applied to the skin, gives you tightening, toning and firming results that last.  The botanical ingredients help to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin, while reducing the appearance of cellulite and redefining the appearance of your body’s contours. Continue reading

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Imperfection is Beauty

In Exercise and Cellulite we defined cellulite as nothing more than a collection of fat, water and wastes that concentrate in certain parts of a person’s body.

Medical doctors, scientists, and other professionals state that, “… fat underneath the skin is deposited in fat cells… These fat cells are interspersed with non-fat, connective tissue cells.  All the cells in the fatty tissue are surrounded by a matrix composed principally of collagen protein.”  On and On and On…

Big deal.  That textbookish-sounding definition has no impact at all for people who aren’t afflicted with the condition.  If you’re one of the 10% of men or one of the 80-90% of women in the western world who discovers that you’ve got cellulite, the term and definition take on a very real meaning.  Continue reading

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Laid up due to a sports injury?

No doubt exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise.  In fact, sports-related injuries send an average of 2.6 million children and young adults to the hospital each year.

Causes of Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments.  Some people get hurt simply because they are out of shape.

The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also causes injury.

Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries. Read my post about the “Middle Age Weekend Warrior” and you’ll see that I can relate all too well. Continue reading

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Middle Age Weekend Warrior

So, I turned 40 a while ago.  Fortunately, I don’t look my age whatever that looks like.  I’m often told I look somewhere between the ages of 25 and 32.  Shoot, I’ll take it.  I feel young at heart and in my mind too.

The reality is our bodies do change as we get older regardless of how young we may feel. We lose lean tissue, our bodies become less physiologically efficient, reaction time decreases, blah, blah, blah… And, don’t I know it?!  It just seems like my mind hasn’t caught up with my body if you know what I mean.

MRI, Surgery and Recovery

That pretty much sums up the big four-oh for me.  On Saturday, March 9th, I suffered a torn Achilles tendon in my left leg playing basketball.  Nothing fancy either, just a regular dribble move trying to get to the basket when I heard something pop.  It seriously felt like somebody kicked me.  I fell down and looked around, but didn’t see anybody close to me.

Leaving the ERWhen I stood up I could barely walk.  My heel was numb and I could not push myself forward nor stand on my tip toes. I gathered my things, hobbled to the car and drove back home dealing with the pain the best I could.

I applied some ice as soon as I got home and Tracy (my fiancée) eventually took me to the emergency room.  They took some X-Rays, put me in a splint, gave me some pain killers and sent me home with a recommendation to see a specialist as soon as possible. Continue reading

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Exercise and Cellulite

Cellulite220x220Cellulite is a collection of fat, water and waste that concentrates in certain parts of a person’s body causing lumps, bulges or ripples.  In women, cellulite commonly appears around the hips, thighs and backside.  In men, cellulite appears most often around the waist and abdomen.

There are a lot of reasons why cellulite is said to appear on your body.  Hormonal reasons, poor diet and lifestyle choices, age and genetic predisposition just to name a few.  Reducing body fat through a healthy diet and consistent exercise are surefire ways to help get your cellulite condition under control.

Cellulite is a very special kind of affliction that isolates itself in certain spots, more so, in a woman’s body.  It is something you can see and touch.  And, its presence has many women feeling unattractive and depressed about the way they look. Continue reading

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Your chances of developing health problems are significantly increased if you are too overweight, or too thin.  Unfortunately, being overweight is common in the United States. And, it is linked with high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers, and numerous other illnesses.

Being too thin, on the other hand, is a less common problem.  It’s typically associated with anorexia and has been linked to osteoporosis in women. Being too thin also increases the risk for early death in many people.

Recommendations from dietary guidelines suggest to eat in moderation; avoiding extremes in diet.  Eating too much or eating too little can both be harmful to your health.  So, be cautious of diets based on beliefs that a single food or supplement is the way to go when it comes to losing weight. Continue reading

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