A Brief Overview
Cellulite is a skin condition that affects almost 90% of women worldwide at some point during their lives. Broadly speaking, it is not a medical condition but a cosmetic condition that every woman even the ones who are healthy and fit suffer.
A cellulite skin is a condition where the skin appears to have where fat deposits give a lumpy appearance, and this condition is most conspicuous on thighs and buttocks.
Sadly, tens of millions of dollars each year are spent on cellulite treatments, but all in vain as none of these treatments provide satisfactory results. Sometimes, it is difficult to completely remove cellulite as genetics do play a pivotal role here. However, there are some effective cellulite removal exercises that do help in getting rid of cellulite to a certain extent.
8 Cellulite Removal Exercises!
Read further to know what these moves are!
Lifting weights do help in reducing the appearance of cellulite. Weightlifting helps in stimulating blood flow and lymph movement, which aids in reducing cellulite. Besides, when you weight lift, your muscles grow and every area of your muscles tightens up, thereby giving a tighter and fuller look to the skin.
#2 Reduce The Excessive Fat
By reducing the overall body fat percentage, it will undeniably help in reducing cellulite. For instance, if you are overweight, bring your body fat to an athletic range.
True, even skinny women have cellulite issues, but bringing body weight to a normal state will surely help in alleviating cellulite.
#3 Consume Omega-3 Fatty Acids
It is a good idea to include omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet. Omega-3 fatty acids provide enormous benefits to the skin, and one of the benefits include stimulation of collagen production and a reduction in skin inflammation. Both these benefits help in reducing cellulite.
#4 Do Dumbbell Squats
You need to stand with your back to the chair and your feet at shoulder-width apart. Now hold dumbbells in each hand down by the sides and keep palms facing in. By keeping your back straight, slowly bend from the knees and hips as if you are sitting down on a chair. Ensure that you don’t let your knees move forward over the toes. Then slowly come back to the standing position.
#5 Do Lunges
This is another excellent move to combat cellulite on thighs and butt. Stand on both the feet together and hold dumbbells on each side while keeping the palms facing inward. Now take one big step forward with your right leg. Keep the right foot and then slowly lower your left knee toward the floor. Ensure that your right knee at is a 90-degree angle, and your back straight. Now press the right foot and push the body back to the starting point.
Repeat the process with your left leg.
#6 Side Lying Inner Leg Lift
In this move, you will target the inner thighs. Get into side lying on your left side while keeping the left arm beneath your head in order to support the neck. Now place the right arm in front of your belly and slowly bend the knee of your top leg and place the foot in front of the bottom leg. Then slowly raise the bottom leg while keeping the position stagnant.
You will be working your gluteal muscles in this move. Get down on your knees and forearms, and support your weight on your forearms instead of your hands. Now keep your back straight and remember not to hunch or arch your back. Then keep your head in line with your back and your eyes looking down.
Slowly swing your right leg back and lift your right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel to the ground. Hold this position for 1 or 2 seconds, then return to the starting position.
Repeat the set with your left leg.
#8 V-leg Pull
With V-leg pull, you will be working out the outer thighs. For this particular move, you need an exercise band. Keep your back flat on the floor and do not arch your lower back. If, for whatever reasons, maintaining the balance is a concern, take a chair and hold on to one of its legs for support.
Now very loosely tie the exercise band around your ankles and lie on your back, keeping the arms down at your sides. Then extend both legs straight upwards directly above the hips with keeping the feet spread wide. Remember to flex your feet. Slowly open your legs as far as possible and when the tension becomes too much to pull farther, slowly close the legs to the starting point.
In conclusion, women shouldn’t spend ridiculous amounts of money behind creams and lotions that produce no results in reducing the visibility of cellulite.
With the help of above mentioned cellulite removal exercises or workouts, you are likely to see positive results in your entire lower body, including the thighs and butt where cellulite is heavily visible. These moves are incredibly effective and by regularly exercising just 3 times a week, you are likely to see a noticeable reduction in your cellulite.
About the Author: Clair Roberts is a well know beauty blogger. She has published many articles on diy tips and natural products for healthier and beautiful skin. Check out her recent article on “Cellulite Removal Tips”. When she is not blogging, she is probably cooking or playing with her daughter. To know more about her, follow her on twitter @vairclair