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Why Does Rebounding Reduce Cellulite?

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Van Thompson is an attorney and writer. A former martial arts instructor, he holds bachelor's degrees in music and computer science from Westchester University, and a juris doctor from Georgia State University. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a 2009 CALI Legal Writing Award.
Why Does Rebounding Reduce Cellulite?
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If you notice cellulite -- dimply fat that resembles the surface of an orange peel -- you're not alone. According to "Scientific American," 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men have some cellulite. Rebounding doesn't necessarily cause cellulite to vanish, but it can help you reduce body fat, which in turn potentially reduces the appearance of cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite isn't a disease or medical condition. Instead, it's the way many people -- and most women -- store fat. It tends to appear in your twenties and thirties, as collagen decreases and fat cells enlarge. It's most common around the thighs and hips, but you can develop it anywhere. Decreased circulation can also play a role in cellulite production, but cellulite doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem with your blood vessels.

How Rebounding Can Help

Rebounding is a form of high-intensity cardiovascular exercise, which means it can help you burn calories and shed fat. Reducing fat will reduce the appearance of cellulite since cellulite is a type of fat, and some people find that with less body fat, cellulite disappears entirely. Rebounding also increases circulation to the lower portion of your body, reducing your risk of cellulite due to decreased circulation. For the most benefits, aim for 300 minutes of cardio per week.

The Limitations of Rebounding

Although rebounding can reduce your body fat, it won't eliminate it entirely, which means you may still have some cellulite. Some people are more prone to cellulite than others due to a cocktail of genetics, lifestyle and luck. If you have a lot of cellulite, you may see less improvement than someone who only has some cellulite.

Other Cellulite Strategies

Miracle creams don't address the causes of cellulite. While they can plump up your skin, they won't eliminate cellulite altogether. Laser treatments and massage machines can help improve circulation and reduce cellulite. Some people opt for fat or silicone injections to eliminate and fill out the dimples, but results from these treatments can be mixed. Scientific American advises eating a healthy, balanced diet, staying active and wearing clothing that doesn't constrict blood flow.

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