Over 3 million Americans struggle with cellulite, which manifests itself as the the dimpling of skin or bumpy tissue around the¬†pelvic¬†region, buttocks,¬†lower limbs, and¬†abdomen. This issue is more predominant in females over males due to how¬†fat¬†within fibrous¬†connective tissue¬†is stored. For men, a lattice of overlapping crossed fibers keeps¬†cellulite from forming as easily while in women this lattice is composed of parallel fibers resulting in fat being stored differently, yielding bumps and lumpy skin. Factors like hormones (estrogen), genetics, and even stress (cortisol) can increase an individual’s risk for¬†cellulite formation. Recent research has shown that proper diet and exercise can help to reduce¬†cellulite through weight loss. There are other techniques to reduce these fat deposits such as radio frequency treatments and non-invasive skin care therapy.
My Health Studio recognizes how common cellulite is and the desire to treat it, which is why we have recommended Power Plate since its introduction to our facility. Originally intended to be used as a way of reducing abdominal fat, this machine works by using vibrations to engage muscle groups to compliment a normal exercise routine. Common exercises performed on the Power Plate, such as squatting or balancing, expand and loosen muscles increasing blood flow while burning fat. Continued use of the Power Plate has been shown to improve circulation which translates to faster recovery from injuries or muscle atrophy. Other benefits include increased bone density, reversal of bone loss, reduced pain and it can be used to eliminate osteoporosis. Aside from increasing strength, balance and endurance, research has also yielded interesting results regarding Cellulite.¬†When using the Power Plate alone, users reported a 25% reduction in Cellulite, while users who add Power Plate to cardio exercises show as 32% reduction in¬†Cellulite. This is significant considering the Power Plate can be a simple addition to any normal work-out routine.
There are many powerful benefits of the Power Plate, backed by extensive research, proving that this piece of powerful equipment can be used to fight both Cellulite and¬†osteoporosis. Its recovery effects also warrant at least one trial run for anyone curious about the machine. Join us at My Health Studio to try the Power Plate or speak to us about reducing Cellulite through a dedicated weight loss exercise routine. More information about the Power Plate can be found HERE. Catch up on this topic and more in our weekly Facebook Live video series found HERE.