Cellulite: Can We Really Get Rid of It?

Written by Danna Schneider

It has beenrepparttar bane of every women's existence sincerepparttar 113054 dawn of time -repparttar 113055 affliction known as cellulite. We all have it to varying degrees, and it seems to get worse as we get older in many cases. So, should we just resign ourselves torepparttar 113056 fact that it is here to stay, or is there a way to fight and get rid of cellulite?

Thankfully,repparttar 113057 answer is yes, we can fight cellulite, or at leastrepparttar 113058 appearance of cellulite, through several therapeutic treatments that are available onrepparttar 113059 market today. It is not, however, a one-time deal. Once you stoprepparttar 113060 treatments,repparttar 113061 cellulite will inevitably return. So,repparttar 113062 treatment of cellulite is an ongoing commitment, and it should be incorporated as part of your daily beauty regimen for consistent and lasting reduction in it's appearance.

Some ofrepparttar 113063 over-the-counter cellulite treatments actually do quite a good job of significantly reducingrepparttar 113064 appearance of cellulite (for reviews ofrepparttar 113065 best products see http://www.cosmeticsgalore.com/best-cosmetics-online-reviews.html ). In order to achieve maximum effectiveness with these products, it is imperative that you massagerepparttar 113066 affected areas vigorously for a few minutes when applyingrepparttar 113067 treatment. In addition torepparttar 113068 smoothing and tightening ingredients inrepparttar 113069 treatment,repparttar 113070 massaging stimulates circulation and helps breakrepparttar 113071 collagen bands that have constricted and resulted inrepparttar 113072 "puckered" look ofrepparttar 113073 affected areas. The most effective ingredients, and what gives these products their smoothing effects, are caffeine and aminophylline. Many also add seaweed extract as well, but this is notrepparttar 113074 most effective ingredient inrepparttar 113075 product.

In addition torepparttar 113076 cellulite creams, lotions and gels, there is a Procedure called endermology that has many women reporting extraordinary results. It is actually a large mechanical pressure device that uses a technique similar torepparttar 113077 process of a rolling pin rolling out dough to make cookies. This action kneadsrepparttar 113078 problem areas with substantial pressure to break downrepparttar 113079 aforementioned collagen bands, and smoothrepparttar 113080 sponginess and puckering out for an even and toned appearance. Drawbacks are it is expensive and does require return visits for maintenance, it can be an uncomfortable and even slightly painful process, and it may result in some temporary bruising.

6 Fun Fitness Activities...

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

Exercising and staying fit doesn't have to mean hard work. Simply being active will help you get or stay in good shape. So with that said, here are some enjoyable activities that can help with your fitness goals too.


When you ask many adults whenrepparttar last time they rode a bike is, they cannot answer. Although bicycling is a favorite pastime, many adults do not take advantage of this great option for exercise. Not only does bike riding exerciserepparttar 113053 body and build a stronger cardiovascular system, it allows you to get out and enjoy nature, fresh air, and see new sites.

Jogging or Walking

Both jogging and walking are GREAT ways to get fit. Not only do they tonerepparttar 113054 muscles, relieve stress, create a healthier heart, and improve lung capability, they make you look wonderful, which in turns helps you get excited about doing other exercise for fitness activities.


Swimming is an excellent way to get into and stay in shape. If you do not own a pool, many high schools have aquatic centers, or there is alwaysrepparttar 113055 YWCA or YMCA, or your local gym. Many offer water aerobic classes that will help you tighten your body, lose weight, and get a good overall workout.

Tennis Anyone?

Tennis is not only a fun sport, but also a great way to exercise. You do not have to be a Venice Williams to play; in fact, you do not even have to be good. Just running afterrepparttar 113056 ball alone will help get you into shape. This is a great way to strengthen your cardiovascular system and lose weight. You can find tennis courts in just about every city and if you would like to play but have no idea how, lessons are reasonable.

Tip: Raquetball is sort of a "one person tennis". If you don't have someone to play tennis with, or you aren't feeling sociable, try raquetball instead.

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