• HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP WITH CELLULITE

    on Jul 16th, 2018

Cellulite is a nusance for most women. Most post-adolescent women actually. Cellulites presence is determined by many factors - including genetics, diet, nutrition, hydration, circulation and exercise. This means that exercise alone will not remove it, but it can help minimize its distribution.


Fat burning exercise to reduce cellulite

One of the secrets to reduce cellulite is to remove as much excess body fat as possible. Cellulite is caused by a build-up of fat on the body caused by an excess of fat storage hormones in that area. If you can control those hormones with a healthy diet and nutrition and burn as much fat as possible with exercise, then you are certainly going to get on top of the problem.

Interval training is a terrific way of burning fat and if you stick to structured weight training workouts, you can also keep your metabolism elevated after your training to burn even more calories. Remember that the greater your muscle mass, the more effective your body needs to be to oxygenate those muscles. That means more calories required and more fat burned when you do use those muscles properly.

In terms of cardio exercise you have several options. Walking is a great way of burning up to 300 calories an hour, especially if you incorporate intervals of speed walking. A good posture and length of stride can also strengthen muscles in your glutes and bottom.

Running and cycling will also do the trick although again, remember the value of intervals. Warm up at a gentle pace before sprinting for a set period of time and then recovering for a similar time period, before going all over again. The more repetitions you can incorporate into your session, the better your calorie and fat burn.

Strength training

Firming and improving the tone of the muscle underneath the cellulite will help smooth the skin's appearance. It’s a good idea to focus on strength-training moves that build up the hamstrings, quads, buttocks and hips. Try to aim for training that targets the lower body at least two/three times a week, increasing the weight over time to really challenge and tone those muscles.

There are a variety of effective workouts to choose from but we’ve chosen a few you might like to try:

Whilst exercise is an important part of the cellulite equation, you need to supplement your workouts with a healthy balanced diet if you are to win the battle of the dimpled thigh and bottom. A low fat diet that is high in low fat protein and vegetables and avoids sugary foods and fruit is the key to success. Drinking plenty of water will help flush out the toxins that contribute to cellulite and try not to hit the caffeine too hard either. Herbal teas are a good way to go and as little alcohol as possible will help too.

Regular massage of your thighs and bottom will also have a positive impact as it will enhance circulation and lymphatic drainage, to help the body get rid of toxins that lurk in fatty cells, as well as well as helping the skin look smoother.


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