Cellulite: Can We Really Get Rid of It?Written by Danna Schneider
It has been bane of every women's existence since dawn of time - 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 to fact that it is here to stay, or is there a way to fight and get rid of cellulite?
Thankfully, answer is yes, we can fight cellulite, or at least appearance of cellulite, through several therapeutic treatments that are available on market today. It is not, however, a one-time deal. Once you stop treatments, cellulite will inevitably return. So, 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 of over-the-counter cellulite treatments actually do quite a good job of significantly reducing appearance of cellulite (for reviews of 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 massage affected areas vigorously for a few minutes when applying treatment. In addition to smoothing and tightening ingredients in treatment, massaging stimulates circulation and helps break collagen bands that have constricted and resulted in "puckered" look of 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 not most effective ingredient in product.
In addition to 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 to process of a rolling pin rolling out dough to make cookies. This action kneads problem areas with substantial pressure to break down aforementioned collagen bands, and smooth 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 when 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 exercise 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 tone 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 always 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 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 after 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.