In some previous articles, we have already seen that to combat cellulite and localized fat deposits, it is important to implement a mix of multi-factor strategies that can help us reduce its progress, improving the blemishes.
The scientific term to define cellulite is "edematous-fibro-sclerotic panniculopathy" but we know it better as an imperfection caused by the stagnation of water and fat that forms between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.
Cellulite is often associated with many false beliefs that are struggling to disappear from popular creed: to understand what is true, and what is not, we must first of all start by clarifying what cellulite is, i.e. a disease affecting adipose tissue, the circulatory system, and the skin, which can affect both men and women.
Localized adiposities are particularly concentrated on the belly and hips, or in specific regions that become the preferential "reservoir" for the accumulation of excess lipids.
As we all know, lifestyle, nutrition, and physical activity are 3 fundamental pillars to prevent and fight cellulite: it is necessary to decrease fat mass and increase lean mass, tone the body, maintain an active metabolism, and improve circulation. Depending on the level of physical preparation...
Due to the sedentary situation and the pressure we experienced due to COVID-19, very high levels of stress were recorded which also affected our condition of cellulite: all this due to the production of cortisol, also called the "hormone of stress ".
Cellulite is a localized metabolic alteration, which creates blemishes on the skin level, hitting specific areas such as thighs, hips, buttocks, but also the abdomen.
Diet and sport are the two key pillars to eliminating cellulite, perhaps also assisted by lymphatic drainage massages, which can help by acting on the lymphatic circulation (which, if slowed down, causes stagnation of liquids and swelling), rehabilitating it through manipulation.