Relieving Stress with Exercise... and Losing Body Fat in the Process!Written by Jamie Clark
Feeling stressed out lately? Don't worry, there is a simple and incredibly effective solution -- one that will help you lose weight in more ways than you might think!
Relieving Stress with Exercise
Research has proven that relieving stress with exercise is one of best ways to improve your overall health. Regular exercise provides an amazing array of anti-stress benefits to human body -- including reduced muscle tension, improved cardiovascular functioning, increased blood oxygen levels, and reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels, just to name a few.
Relieving stress with exercise also, of course, burns calories and helps to reduce body fat. Since most other anti-stress 'remedies' (especially pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, and overeating) cause you to gain weight it's obvious that exercise is best option.
Control Cortisol, Lose Weight
But, besides burning calories, there's another reason relieving stress with exercise helps you to reduce body fat. Exercise produces chemicals that help to lower cortisol production. Cortisol is a "stress hormone" that has gotten a lot of press lately because many new diet products claim to block it.
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.