MBT Shoes and the Cellulite Fight
Have you heard about the new cellulite fighting shoe? They are MBT shoes (also known as Masai Barefoot Technology). You might be wondering how
can shoes fight cellulite? I asked myself the same question and decided to do some research on this wonder shoe and the causes of cellulite.
Together, I found that this may not be the solution for cellulite we all hoped for. Here's why:
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is primarily caused by genes and this is why it affects mostly women. Because men and women organize fat differently; most men don't
develop cellulite. Unlike women, men organize their fat smoothly underneath their skin. This is because the connective tissue which holds their
superficial fat runs parallel to their skin.
Women's bodies organize fat in connective tissue that runs perpendicular to their skin. This creates a "pulling down" effect that creates bumps in the
skin's surface or what you see as cellulite.
Now what we know what causes cellulite let's understand why it is so hard to remove.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is superficial fat. That is fat which is located just underneath the skin. This area is the last to be affected by diet or exercise which is why
weight management and cellulite reduction are two separate issues.
The fact that cellulite is superficial fat makes it so hard to remove. Today there are many alternatives to remove fat that is located in the deeper tissues
of our body. Some options are liposuction, diet, and exercise. Most people assume that cellulite is like the rest of the fat in our body and think it can be
reduced by traditional methods. They are wrong. You need specific cellulite treatments to remove cellulite.
Now let's see whether MBT Shoes are an effective cellulite treatment.
MBT Shoes and Cellulite
Before I discuss whether the MBT Shoes work to fight cellulite lets consider the factors that make an effective cellulite treatment. An effective cellulite
treatment must target cellulite. This sounds simple, but many so-called cellulite tre