Is your skin getting a bit flabby? Then learn about the health benefits of rebounding exercise for cellulite to regain that youthful look.
According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery (ASDS), over 85% of women over the age of 21 are afflicted with Cellulite. Wow! You can see that’s a whopping number. What is cellulite and why is it this widespread? Is it harmful? How can you get rid of it? Continue reading to know the benefits of rebounding for cellulite.
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What is Cellulite?
Cellulite, not to be confused with Cellulitis which is a bacterial skin infection, is the appearance of dimpling and textural irregularities, which occurs on the buttocks, thighs, and occasionally the abdomen of women. Another name for cellulite is orange-peel skin. It is formed when fatty tissues deep in the skin push up against connective tissues. Cellulite appears more in the thighs than any other body part because the area naturally has more fatty tissue.
What causes cellulite?
There have been speculations on the cause of cellulite. While it is generally agreed that there is no specific cause, some have agreed that the following are risk factors for its development: age, estrogen, family history, tissue inflammation, increased fatty tissue caused by weight gain, loss of collagen, poor circulation, poor lymphatic drainage, and thinning epidermis.
Who can have cellulite and why is it widespread?
Cellulite can affect both men and women but it is prevalent in women due to the same reasons stated above. Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but some lean people can have cellulite, as well. It tends to run in the family, making genetics the biggest determining factor.
An inactive lifestyle can also increase the chances of having cellulite, as can pregnancy.
All these are just risk factors, there is no specific cause of cellulite and there is no prevention as well, according to ASDS, hence the widespread nature of it. The risk of getting it increases with age and certain lifestyle factors.
Is cellulite harmful?
Having cellulite has no potential effect on your overall health, however, it can reduce the self-esteem of some women who have them and for that reason, many wish to get rid of them.
What can you do about Cellulite and Best Alternatives
Even though treatment is not necessary for cellulite, you can decide to undergo treatment if you are concerned about your physical appearance. There are many ways to get rid of or reduce the appearance of cellulite through processes such as applying topical agents to the affected part, massaging the affected area, to cosmetic surgeries that might not be pocket friendly.
If you wish to engage in any specific one though, you can see a dermatologist help you decide which procedure is the best for you.
To help you, the America Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) gave a comprehensive list of procedures to consider when ridding yourself of cellulite.
Not to Burst Anyone’s Bubble but Researchers have Tested Most of the Medical Procedures for Cellulite and Concluded that None of Them has a Long-term Effect.
In 2019, the International Journal of Women’s dermatology concluded, the results of many of these quick-fix solutions might last a year, sometimes a few years, sometimes just months. This without telling you how expensive these procedures can be. But, what about physical exercise?
- Ace fitness has said diet and exercise are the only safe proven methods to permanently reduce and prevent cellulite.
- Healthline has also buttressed this point and included that making certain lifestyle changes would go a long way in getting rid of cellulite, they then added that an exercise that combines aerobic with strength training should be chosen.
Look!, an exercise does not directly get rid of cellulite on its own but it can help tighten the skin which in turn would reduce the appearance of your cellulite. Exercise helps burn body fat and less fat reduces the appearance of cellulite. Exercise does help! Cellulite mostly appears in the thighs, and tightening the thigh skin would make sense in achieving your goal.
That’s where rebounding comes in (drumroll please!).
Does rebounding help tighten skin?
One of the most proven ways to get rid of cellulite is to exercise on a rebounder trampoline. An exercise routine using a mini trampoline is a high-intensity, cardiovascular exercise that rapidly burns calories and helps shed fat.
Besides shedding fat, using the rebounder would also help tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Even though the rebounder engages the whole body, the emphasis is placed on the legs. So as for the question of if rebounding tightens leg muscles, I think we can safely conclude that the answer is yes!
Rebounding does help with Cellulite.
And there is more,
- Rebounding is considered great cardio equipment. According to ACE, jumping on a mini-trampoline allow you to burn the same amount of calories as running at 6 miles per hour.
This non-traditional exercise is fun too!!!, I have never felt more committed to exercising at home until I started using my rebounder.
- Jumping on a Mini-trampoline also helps to activate your lymphatic system so your body can effectively detox.
To understand this, let’s explain,
The role of the lymphatic system in cellulite formation?
The lymphatic system plays a major role in clearing toxins, fighting infections, and cancer in the body. While toxins don’t generally lead to cellulite development, carrying those toxins out of the body has been shown to create impressive results in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
How does rebounding help to drain lymph?
“The lymphatic system relies on the movement of the diaphragm and other skeletal muscles to act as a pump and keep the lymph moving through the system.” says Lisa Raleigh, “All forms of physical activity will increase lymphatic flow, but studies have shown that rebound exercise has a much greater effect on this system than any other form of exercise.”
Cellular Health Innovations (Cellerciser), supported this by saying that rebounding is also the best possible exercise to pump your lymphatic system.
The physical motion of bouncing stimulates the immune system and helps your body get rid of toxins through increased lymph drainage. Also, a great thing about rebounding is that it stimulates the flow of lymph through the nodes increasing the circulation of immune cells throughout the body.
Just two minutes of gentle bouncing can triple your lymphocyte count, greatly enhancing your body’s ability to destroy cancer cells.
However, there is one more thing,
You need to DRINK ENOUGH WATER to get rid of these toxins.
Does drinking water help with the cellulite problem?
Water has been known to be a general body cleanser. It flushes out toxins and dead cells out of the body. Drinking plenty of water is an essential low-cost option that may help with cellulite. Not only does it keep you hydrated, but water helps with circulation and lymphatic flow.
Dehydration can make cellulite more noticeable.
Water flushes your body and removes the toxins that can cause cellulite. Make a point to increase your water intake. It is recommended that women drink at least nine cups of water each day. Added to your list!
How long does it take for cellulite to go away with rebounding exercise?
The answer to that is that it depends on the amount of body fat you have, the intensity of the workout, your diet, etc. Truly, there’s no telling of how long it would take because we all have a different amount of fat in our body. But the office of Disease prevention and health promotion recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week for optimum results.
Cellulite might be embarrassing but you should understand that a lot of people have it too. Making little lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite in the body. You can workout at home, if I did it, you can too!
Getting a piece of simple exercise equipment like a rebounder can also go a long way in helping you get rid of the embarrassing skin condition or reducing it to a great extent. Remember to always drink water too!
If you are a senior or have some health condition, remember to consult with a doctor before beginning any workout program. Start your workout routine slowly and don’t push yourself too much before you know your body’s limitations.
As you go through your routine, be positive, and have fun. Taking action every day is how you will see progress. You’re on your way to become the best version of you.
Don’t just sit there, take action TODAY!
Let me know if these tips worked for you and if you have any question or other suggestion leave as a comment below.
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Review of the Mechanisms and Effects of Noninvasive Body Contouring Devices on Cellulite and Subcutaneous Fat [research] by- www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – Oct 2016.
Cellulite Treatments: What Really Works, by American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
What You Need to Know About Cellulite, by ACE
How Much Water You Need to Drink?, by Healthline