Self-massage of problem areas: how to overcome cellulite and an “apron” at the waist
Surely you know that cellulite provokes heredity, increased estrogen production and malnutrition. Anti-cellulite self-massage is an easy, fast and cheap way to get rid of the hated orange peel.
How to do it and how to make it effective, rather than just kneading the skin with your fingers?
The cellulite problem is typically female. It is not a disease, but refers to cosmetic skin defects. Orange peel is a consequence of thinner skin in women than in men, increased production of leptin by fat cells and a malfunction in the synthesis of hormones that regulate the activity of their receptors. Continue reading
Pilates for harmony of body and soul
Each of us seeks to enjoy life.
As a rule, we begin to get this pleasure only when we are healthy, mobile, live without stress and unnecessary stress. But in fact there are only a few such people. For such sensations and life in full, a person needs to achieve a balance of physical, mental and spiritual qualities. Through visualization, muscle strengthening, stretching, proper breathing, supplying oxygen to cells and organs, we cleanse the blood and use more brain cells.
Such a resumption of the work of the whole organism, its general strengthening and healing becomes the first step towards harmony and getting the most out of life.
Unleashing the potential always begins with faith in one’s abilities, and Pilates pays a lot of attention to the correct psychological attitudes – setting the goal and the desire to achieve it. Continue reading
Body types: how genetics affect your figure
There are three types of physique or somatotype that affect our appearance. Details on why some of us are prone to gaining fat, while others are lean, read in the article.
There is no denying the fact that in addition to our lifestyle, eating habits and sports, there are other factors that influence how our body looks. It is often called the word “genetics”, meaning that some features of the figure are inherited in us and we cannot change them. So, there are people who, despite the fact that they eat a lot, remain thin, and often even have unhealthy thinness. Many will say that this is a small problem. But such people cannot gain weight even at the cost of tremendous effort. There is another class of people who, even eating moderately, always remain quite full and have excess weight, which is difficult for them to get rid of.
There is also a third group, the rarest, – those who always look quite athletic and fit. Even short moderate physical activities very quickly affect their appearance. They quickly develop muscle proliferation and it seems that they are not at all prone to weight gain. Continue reading