Cellulite is a condition that affects about 90% of women and 10% of men. It occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue just beneath the skin, usually affecting the buttocks and thighs. Because of its dimpled, lumpy appearance, it can often lead to feelings of embarrassment and a poor self-image.
So what exactly causes cellulite?
There can be many causes, including genetics, age, hormonal imbalances and lifestyle factors, but primarily, it’s due to a lack of circulation, especially of the lymphatic system. As a result, wastes, toxins and fat accumulate just below the skin’s surface leading to that ‘orange peel’ look.
To help get rid of cellulite, these toxins and waste products need to be released from the body by increasing circulation and detoxification. Read on and I’ll show you an easy, inexpensive way to help you achieve this.
Cellulite can also occur due to a lack of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and is what helps give your skin its strength and elasticity. As you age, your levels of collagen decline leading to drier, thinner and more sensitive skin.
Do cellulite creams work?
They can help improve the look of cellulite, but to help eliminate it you need to get to the root of the problem, and that involves increasing circulation to your tissues.
Although there are many treatment options available, there are two very easy ways that can help increase your body’s natural levels of collagen and help your body rid itself of the waste products and toxins that contribute to cellulite.
1. DRINK BONE BROTH
Bone broth is the richest source of collagen and one of the best ways to help improve the look of your skin. Bone broth is also rich in glucosamine and chondroiton sulfate, two compounds that help support joint health (great for osteoarthritis) and L-Glutamine, an essential amino acid that helps to rebuild and repair the gut lining (many modern health problems such as autoimmune disease, depression, anxiety, cancer, and even heart disease have been linked to a comprised gut).
Making bone broth is both easy and inexpensive. Check out my easy to follow recipe here: http://www.onelifeonebody.net/recipes/bone-broth
You can use this broth as a soup base or simply drink it with a good pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt and cracked black pepper (it’s a comforting drink during winter).
2. JUMP ON A MINI TRAMPOLINE!
One of the most effective ways to help your lymphatic system rid your body of the toxins and waste products that contribute to cellulite is by bouncing on a mini trampoline. The unique way that your body moves through space helps stimulate your lymphatic system and is by far the most effective movement therapy to help increase lymph flow.
Just ten minutes of rebounding has been shown to be equivalent to 30-40 minutes of jogging and can help keep your body healthy and in harmony. It also helps to strengthen your bones (NASA uses it to help their astronauts regain lost bone mass as a result of zero gravity in space) and it’s a great low-impact, inexpensive way to reduce body fat.
Rebounding has been proven to miraculously rejuvenate your body, giving you more energy and helping you to look younger!
Remember to start off slowly (a few minutes at a time) and then gradually increase to ten minutes a day. Spend a few minutes warming up (jump up and down while keeping both feet in contact with the trampoline) otherwise you may experience sore feet and calves the next day. You can do star jumps or other combinations of movements that incorporate your arms but I prefer to jump up and down with straight arms to the sides (I feel this activates my lymphatic system the most).
**Remember to consult with your physician before starting an exercise program