Cottage cheese should only be a reference for the actual food. No woman should ever have to worry about her thighs looking like the dimpled, lumpy food. Unfortunately it happens–even to the most avid exercisers and dieters. In fact, 90% of women suffer this condition in industrial nations. So, let’s first look at the cause to understand the solution. According to The Scientific American, cellulite occurs as women approach menopause and their estrogen levels decrease. This usually occurs around ages 25 to 35. As the estrogen decreases, so does your circulation. With less oxygen and nutrients, the collagen production levels decrease and the fat cells increase. When they begin to push through the thinning layer of collagen, they produce the bumpy look known as “cellulite.” However, as a society we have become more sedentary. Cellulite didn’t become a cultural issue, noted in publications, researched on until the 70s and 80s.
While the root of the problem is much more complex than a simple active lifestyle (check out The Cellulite Cure by osteopathic physician Lionel Bissoon), keeping your circulation at its optimum is easier to fix with exercise. Here are 5 moves aimed at tightening the thighs, saddlebags and glutes:
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Source - Skinny Mom