Inner Thigh Cellulite

It is possible to reduce the appearance of cellulite. A combination of laser, massage, radio frequency, and suction treatments are available, but these remedies are pricey and only temporary. You’ll end up needing to fork over the moola for ongoing treatments in order to maintain your skin’s new look.

Don’t waste your money on cellulite lotions either since topical creams can’t penetrate the three layers of skin to eliminate the fat. What you can do is decrease overall body fat by doing calorie-burning cardio; try 60 minutes of cardio five times a week.

Unfortunately, cardio alone will not decrease the dimples. Flaccid muscle can increase the appearance of cellulite, so strength training is highly recommended.

Cellulite is more common in the lower body parts because everyone has natural layers of fat there. Here are exercises I use that helped me get rid of cellulite on my inner thighs. Note, while I cant speak for every woman out there, matter-fact I can only speak for me, so this is what I do:

Inner thigh squeeze for cellulite

For this Cellulite exercise of inner thighs, you will need an exercise ball. If your height is between 5”1 to 5”7, use a ball of 55 cm and if your height is between above that use a 75 cm exercising ball. Use a little deflated exercise ball for ease. Lie down on the floor and hold the ball between your thighs, while your legs are raised up in 90 degrees position. Apply only enough pressure to hold the ball between your legs. Once you have reached that position, now you press the ball with the inner thighs, applying as much pressure as you can. Repeat this exercise for at least 10 times. This exercise also targets the fat in your inner thighs.

Scissor Kicks for cellulite

Lie down on mat or the floor, keeping the legs straight in shoulder width distance and the hands straight on each side. Now lift one leg up, at least 5 to 7 inches up. Your leg should be diagonally straight, without bending from the knees. Now lift the other leg as well and move both legs back and forth, without letting you feet and legs touch the floor. Continue it for 30 seconds and then bring down both the legs and rest for 5 to 10 seconds. Take a deep breath and repeat the exercise again. Do at least 10 repetitions.

Question: What are some things you do for inner thigh cellulite?

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How To Lose Thigh Fat

This morning Amy Goldenberg, Consumer Research Analyst, SurveyStud, Inc, and I had a conversation about thigh fat–with the main point: Do women need to know how to lose thigh fat?

I mean we all have different body shapes, and pear-shaped women are more prone to having thigh fat than others. However, this doesn’t mean that anyone else is immune to the horrible title “thunder thighs.”

If you feel unhappy with your thighs and want to know how to lose thigh fat, there are several steps you can take to focus on losing weight around your legs. Losing weight around your legs is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it’d be healthier for your legs. So with that said, when we got back to the office, Amy gave me some data for the blogg:

1. CLIMB STAIRS

If it’s conceivable, avoid taking the elevator and climb stairs wherever you go to help lose thigh fat. This raises your metabolism and works your thigh muscles. This is a simple tip which doesn’t require you to drastically go out of your way to do, and is a great way to tone your leg muscles. To be the most effective, it’s best to use a good technique. Lean a little forward from the hips and keep your back straight.

2. JOG

Jogging is a lot easier than running, and one of the best forms of cardio exercise. It burns fat and calories and is also beneficial for your whole body. However, jogging may eventually hurt your knees and ankles so make sure you have good shoes or run on grass.

Generally the best time of day to jog is in the morning as there is more oxygen in the air which helps burn more calories.

3. CYCLE

Cycling is another great form of exercise that works your legs, especially your thighs.

This tip on how to lose thigh fat requires you to buy/use a bike, or go to the gym.

However, it would be worth it as you could also use it to save money on public transport or driving, which is also better for the environment.

Cycling builds stamina, endurance and is a great toning device for your legs!

4. WALK BRISKLY

Don’t just stroll when getting around to places, walking briskly is another way to lose thigh fat that doesn’t require any special effort.

Power-walking burns calories and trims down fat in areas more than just your legs.

5. SQUATS WHILE HOLDING WEIGHTS

This sounds horrid and strenuous but is one of the most effective ways to lose thigh fat.

Grab some manageable weights in each hand (a bottle of 500ml water would do), bend your knees with your back straight at a 90 degree angle and repeat.

Do this slowly and carefully, until you feel your thighs burn!

Do this regularly and expect toned leg muscles in no time.

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Addictive Power of Sugar

It is widely thought to affect the brain in a similar way to cocaine, and now a new study has suggested people addicted to sugar should be treated in the same way as other drug abusers.

According to researchers at SurveyStud, Inc, excessive sugar consumption increases the dopamine levels in a similar way to other drugs such as cocaine.

The study found that long-term consumption of sugar will eventually cause a reduction in dopamine levels. That means, they say, people need to consume higher and higher levels of sugar in order;to reach the same reward levels and avoid mild states of depression.

The researchers also found in a separate study that chronic exposure to sucrose can cause eating disorders and change the behaviour of individuals.

Amy Goldenberg, Consumer Research Analyst, SurveyStud, Inc, says the research indicates that drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could be used to treat addiction to sugar.

“Excess sugar consumption has been proven to contribute directly to weight gain,” she said. “It has also been shown to repeatedly elevate dopamine levels which control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres in a way that is similar to many drugs of abuse including tobacco, cocaine and morphine.

“We have also found that as well as an increased risk of weight gain, animals that maintain high sugar consumption and binge eating into adulthood may also face neurological and psychiatric consequences affecting mood and motivation.”

Goldenberg added: “Our study found that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs like varenicline, a prescription medication trading as Champix which treats nicotine addiction, can work the same way when it comes to sugar cravings.”

“Like other drugs of abuse, withdrawal from chronic sucrose exposure can result in an imbalance in dopamine levels and be as difficult as going ‘cold turkey’ from them.”

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Carbs & Weight Loss

Eating Carrots reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet is one of the best ways to lose weight.

It tends to reduce your appetite and cause “automatic” weight loss, without the need for calorie counting or portion control. This means that you can eat until fullness, feel satisfied and still lose weight.

Why Would You Want to do Low-Carb?

For the past few decades, the health authorities have recommended that we eat a calorie restricted, low-fat diet. The problem is that this diet doesn’t really work. Even when people manage to stick to it, they don’t see very good results.

An alternative that has been available for a long time is the low-carb diet. This diet restricts your intake of carbohydrates like sugars and starches (breads, pasta, etc.) and replaces them with protein and fat.
Studies show that low-carb diets reduce your appetite and make you eat fewer calories and lose weight pretty much effortlessly, as long as you manage to keep the carbs down.

In studies where low-carb and low-fat diets are compared, the researchers need to actively restrict calories in the low-fat groups to make the results comparable, but the low-carb groups still usually win.

Low-carb diets also have benefits that go way beyond just weight loss. They lower blood sugar, blood pressure and triglycerides. They raise HDL (the good) and improve the pattern of LDL (the bad) cholesterol.

Low-carb diets cause more weight loss and improve health much more than the calorie restricted, low-fat diet still recommended by the mainstream.

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Chafing A Runner’s Nightmare

Chafing is the runner’s constant companion. No matter what the season, there’s always the risk of red, irritated, raw-feeling thighs (and that’s just one common area for runners). Some people are more prone to it than others — but fortunately, there’s no shortage of solutions to this dreaded issue.

We spoke with Amy Goldenberg, Consumer Research Analyst, at SurveyStud, inc about this topic, and she gave us some insite on runners chafing.

Goldenberg recommended to start by staying hydrated while you run — not only is it important for your health, but salt crystals left behind when you stop sweating and the perspiration dries actually become an irritant.

She gave us five key recommnedations to stop the irritation of runner thighs while running:

1. Proper Clothing

Goldenburg mentioned too often, running clothes are at least part of the problem when it comes to irritated thighs. Seams on shorts can rub up against skin and exacerbate the issue. If your running shorts are the culprit, try switching to another pair, one that’s a bit longer. As an alternative, you can try wearing a pair of compression shorts, which tend to be a bit longer, under your running shorts.

Material choice is important, too: Cotton shorts are a bad idea, because once they’re wet, they stay wet. Synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties, such as Lycra or Spandex, are a much, much better option.

2. Lubricants, Gels, and Balms

Chaffing on the thigh from a trail runA gel-like lubricant on your thighs can ease friction and reduce chafing while running. Petroleum jelly is an inexpensive, widely available option that works well, but you can also find more specialized products for runners, including BodyGlide, Run-Goo (and its sibling product Hike-goo), as well as Red11 (originally meant for nipple chafing, it can also be used on thighs). This can be a slightly messier solution than other alternatives

3. Powder

If gels and lubricants aren’t to your preference, some powder products can also stop thighs from chafing during your run. Baby powder (or talcum powder) is a simple no-frills option. More specialized products include Lush’s Silky Underwear or Anti-Monkey Butt powder, which also has a ladies’ variant.

4. Bandelettes

Bandelettes are a great option to prevent thigh chafing while running. Made from a soft synthetic microfiber, they are specially designed to prevent skin irritation caused by the friction of skin on skin or even skin on fabric. Bandelettes won’t slide down your thighs thanks to nonslip silicone. They only cover the area that needs to be covered, making them a more comfortable, breathable option, especially in warm weather. Unisex bandelettes area available in either black or beige, in a variety of sizes.

5. Proper After-Care

Taking care of your legs after a run will also help minimize your discomfort. Start by showering as soon as possible, in lukewarm water. Hot water and chafed thighs is just a recipe for pain! Pat your skin dry — don’t rub — to minimize irritation. And then be sure to follow up by moisturizing your skin with a good lotion, coconut oil or shea butter. If you are dealing with raw, irritated skin, skip the moisturizing step and instead go for a diaper rash cream like Desitin or A+D Zinc Oxide cream. It sounds crazy, but the active ingredient is zinc oxide, which makes it antibacterial as well as soothing.

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