by @kentaseki “Fitness Facts: CELLULITE:
Cellulite is the dimply areas of skin that can mostly be found on the buttocks, stomach and thighs
it is caused by enlarged packets of body fat that push up against the underlying connective tissue, because packets of fat are uneven dimples form on the skin
Over 80% of women over the age of 20 develop cellulite at some point in their lives. Although men can get cellulite, 90-98% of cellulite cases occur in women
having cellulite doesn’t necessarily mean you are overweight even fit people can have cellulite
healthy skin can reduce cellulite appearance, so moisturizing and exfoliating trouble zones can be beneficial. Exposure to sunlight can also help to stimulate collagen to firm the skin, and cellulite tends to be less noticeable on darker skin
avoid tight underwear that can constrict blood flow around the butt and thighs since this can speed up cellulite development. Cellulite is also more common in smokers
there are many methods and procedures that claim to remove cellulite, but many of them are ineffective or have short term effects. Even liposuction can make cellulite appear worse, since it just removes deep fat and not the fat beneath the skin that cause cellulite
eating a healthful balanced diet and exercisiong maybe the best way to reduct the fat content in cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite
cardio exercise is very helpful at decreasing fat. Some of the best resistance exercises to stimulate circulation in cellulite prone areas are squats, deadlifts, lunges and hamstring curls. Massage and foam rolling can be beneficial as well!
You have to have a strong WHY… your reason WHY you do fitnesss has to be soo strong that it will drive you out of your bed at 5am in the morning o a cold and rainy day! Your WHY has to be soo strong that it will force you to worout after a long stressful day at work! Your WHY has to be soo strong it will make you go to the gym in 1 foot of snow! Your WHY should be soo strong that if there were a 10 food brick wall in your way, you would climb it or SMASH it to pieces to get your workout in!!
Did you know that the first step of the digestion process is not your first bite of food, or when the food finally hits your stomach, but the first step of the digestion process is your THOUGHT!! When you start thinking aout what you will eat today (cephalic phase) your nervous system begins releasing digestive juices in preparation for foodentering the GI tract. And alot of times we will feel pain or a rumble in our stomach and say “my stomach istalking to me” or “my stomach is saying FEED ME”… but thats all part of the beginning of the digestive process! If you didn’t know, well now you know!
The stomach is a J-shaped organ and that the size of the stomach is fairly individual but in general it’s volume is about 6 fluid ounces (3/4 cup) when empty and when it’s full it can expand to about 32 fluid ounces or about 4 cups!! Well if you didnt know, now you know!
Why is alcohol so bad for the liver?
Simply answered, the liver is one of our most important digestive organs, because the liver plays a huge role in the digestive process. one of the livers most important functions is to filter out our blood. So when a person consumes alcohol, the liver then filters the blood by removing wastes and toxins brought in from the alcohol. Your liver works hard to replace the cells poisoned with alcohol but over time scar tissue forms. The scar tissue blocks the free flox of blood through the liver, so that any further toxins accumulate in the blood, causing confusion, coma, an ultimately death.
“Iv’e reached my goal but now it’s hard to stay motivated” …”I just feel like I’ve reached my peak, and I don’t know what else to do with my workouts?”
This is common to hear from others or feel from yourself in the fitness industy but what I love so much about fitness is that its sooo versitile and sooo dynamic! And Once you grasps how wide and deep fitness itself is, you should never get to a point of boredome! I personally always set new goals, it might be to have broader shoulders, or to lift up my chest more! One goal I had recently this year was to have a triangle shape on my backside, that takes more dedication on back workouts. Maybe your goal is to tone or enhance your legs or arms more, for crossfit atheletes, they compete against themselfs to set better numbers each day. For marathon runners it’s always to run fast, further or longer. So constantly after you reach a goal, set new goals, enter into competitions or find a new exercise in fitness industry that interest you so that you will always stay motivated!