I get asked a lot about how to minimize cellulite, and the good news is that with some consistent effort and targeted moves, you can minimize the appearance of cellulite! Since cellulite appears mostly on the legs and booty area, today we will look at ways to decrease cellulite – these moves work!!
First – what is cellulite? According to the Mayo Clinic, it is a common, harmless skin condition that results in dimply looking flesh in areas such as the legs, buttocks, thighs, hips and stomach. It happens when fat cells accumulate under the skin and push upwards, pulling down the fibrous connective cords that tether skin to the muscle. This creates an uneven – dimpled – surface.
OF COURSE us women are more likely to get cellulite, especially as we get older and skin loses its elasticity. But other key reasons people end up with it are hormones, genetics, body type, and skin texture. Weight, muscle tone and an inactive lifestyle can play a role as well – this is where a regular workout routine, healthy weight and specific targeted moves can help to downplay the appearance of cellulite!
Try my suggestions and you should see results if you stick with it!
Since cellulite does tend to accumulate in the lower body area, workouts that target those areas will help to build muscle tone, which helps to minimize the appearance of cellulite. Since my thigh area is my personal “problem” area, I have actively focused on keeping this part of my body toned throughout the years…and it was part of the inspiration for my new EVER BETTER™ AirWalker! This 5-in-1 home workout equipment was specifically designed to address inner and outer thighs as well as the booty and legs – so you can hit all those cellulite-prone areas in the same workout! The gliding motion moves forward and backward, but also side to side and even in circles, so you get a full range of motion while working that lower body area. I have been doing it daily and love the results it has brought – a more toned look and definition in the lower body area!
No doubt about it, regular fitness is good for so many things – not just to minimize cellulite! So even if cellulite isn’t your focus, you should be getting in regular workouts to improve your cardiovascular health, your mobility and flexibility, to promote healthy muscles, and to give you energy and a quicker metabolism! My suggestion is to get in 2-3 days of cardio every week (walking, running – my EVER BETTER™ AirWalker is also a cardio workout!) to help keep metabolism humming, promote heart health and boost your sense of wellbeing. Then add in 2 days of strength training – this is a great way to keep muscles strong and engaged, and to help build that muscle that can help to minimize cellulite. Use these tips on strength training to get started and do it properly.
Since cellulite has been tied to weight gain, a healthy weight is important to strive for if cellulite is a concern of yours. I have a variety of suggestions for losing weight, but in a nutshell, your best bet is to eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, and commit to sticking with both of these! You can follow a healthy diet and a regular exercise plan like I offer on DeniseAustin.com – you have access to a customizable meal plan and a personalized workout plan! (I also cheer you on to help you stick with and achieve your healthy weight goals!) And you can get in that extra weight loss if that is your goal via the EVER BETTER™ AirWalker, which is also a cardio and weight loss workout, in addition to target toning.
So if you want to minimize the appearance of cellulite, remember to target tone, eat healthy, and get regular exercise – all will help!!! And for the best results, try my EVER BETTER™ AirWalker to really target that cellulite… sexy, firm, lean legs, thighs and booty CAN be had!!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,