Category: Meditation

The Secrets about Cellulite-Fighting Products

Almost all women, even those who are still in their puberty stage, already know about cellulite; however, its real meaning is usually misunderstood. Most of the people use the term “cellulite” to refer to the ugly plump figure.

It is also often used to refer to the extra fat in the thigh and the belly.

It is a common misconception that only overweight and obese women develop cellulite. In fact, even young and slim women can develop cellulite. It has been proven that cellulite is caused by hormones because there was a high correlation between hormonal change and the appearance of cellulite. Hormonal change occurs during the puberty stage, pregnancy, up to the menopausal stage. Inadequate water intake, poor diet, and lack of exercise may aggravate the condition.

Presently, there aren’t any scientific studies published or reported about the effective treatment of cellulite. However, many products and therapies that claim to fight cellulite continue to flood the beauty and aesthetic industry. Even without medical prescription, different anti-cellulite products such as anti-cellulite cream, cellulite lotion, as well as cellulite potion are selling like pancakes. Cellulite massages treatments, such as deep massaging going to be much more popular, as it can also be used to improve the blood circulation around the problem areas.

Most people believe that anti-cellulite products will fight or control cellulite. However, cellulite products are topically applied to repair the texture of the damaged skin. These products actually do not have lasting effect. Moreover, they also require constant application to yield positive results. Most anti-cellulite products contain aminophylline. This substance is said to have the ability to reduce the dimpling and lumping of the skin, since it passes through the skin’s cell membrane and it is absorbed by the bloodstream for the conversion of fat cells into fatty acids. Cellulite lotion contains aminophylline as the primary ingredient must not be exposed to heat and must be consumed quickly, whereas Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and retinol in cellulite creams and lotions are the ones responsible for repairing and improving the texture of the skin damaged by cellulite.

Retinoids may also be an ingredient of anti-cellulite products. Products with this ingredient should be used at night because light has the tendency to destroy Retinol. The effectiveness of Retinols to remove or get rid of cellulite is still not proven, but one thing is sure, Retinol can improve the skin circulation and the texture of the skin. There are also some anti-cellulite products that contain herbs and caffeine. Herbal products in anti-cellulite products are also getting popular these days.

In the end, any woman with cellulite will realize that preventing cellulites is better that treating it. There are some things that an individual can do to prevent the appearance of ugly cellulite. Keep in this in mind – healthy lifestyle is the best prevention you can do.

MEDITATION: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS

Since ancient times, meditation has long been hailed because of its ability to cleanse the body of mental and physiological impurities because of its calming, healing and restorative effects not only on the body and mind but also the spirit. As such, it has been practiced for ages not so much for its de-stressing and calming effects after doing the routine, but more because of the many undeniable physical and mental benefits of meditation.

The known physical effects of meditation are readily seen in the calm state of being, generally relaxed persona and a healthier and more alert body of the person meditating. Doctors explain that when one achieves a deep level of self-awareness that can be achieved only through meditation, the brain cells are devoid of stress which produces toxins in the body. Without stress and harmful toxins, the body amazingly heals itself and repairs damages within its system. This miracle within is reflected on the excellent physical condition of the person doing the meditation.

The mental benefits of meditation are equally long and impressively well-proven. One such mental benefit that one can experience just within a few minutes after meditating is the calming effects it has on the neuron-sensory organ of the brain. This is the part responsible for such mental states like agitation and anxiety.

Studies on the brain waves of people under deep meditative state show a higher level of alpha waves compared to those persons that are not meditating. The alpha waves released during meditation is credited for the calmed nerves and quiet, normal and receptive states of both mental and emotional states. The studies also found a lower level of lactic acid in the bloodstream of people who are meditating. Lactic acid is responsible with high levels of anxiety.

The Journal of Clinical Psychology also published a report affirming the positive effect of meditation in people suffering from psycho-mental like depression, unstable emotions and various levels of hostility caused by long-term exposure to stress. These people have high levels of cortical hormones responsible for unmanageable stress levels. Doctors prescribe meditation therapy for patients suffering from hyper stress levels after studies proved that meditation is effective in reducing cortical levels in the bloodstream for hours.