To prevent and reduce cellulite, regular exercise is key. Regardless if the goal of the exercise is to reduce cellulite or not – regular exercise is one of the best habits you can adopt.
An important part of the treatment
When specifically addressing exercise to ward off cellulite, it is an important part of a successful approach. Other factors in the approach can be a healthy diet as well as an active treatment with lotions or some of the other alternative treatments out there.
It is a fact that women doing regular exercise have lesser problems with cellulite. Exercise is effective towards cellulite mainly in two different ways:
1 Regular activity and exercise keeps the body fat and subcutaneous fat on a healthy level. This means a lower risk of developing cellulite.
2 The other effect exercise has on cellulite is that with exercise the body is toned with firm muscles. Since the subcutaneous fat rests upon the muscles, their appearance can affect how the skin appears. With weak and sloppy muscles, the risk of the skin taking on the lumpy, dimply look of cellulite increases. If the subcutaneous fat rests on firm, well toned muscles, the bumps and dimples might even out a little bit.
Different forms of exercise
The type of exercise or activity that suits each person best is very individual. What is important is that you do some activity a couple of times a week, and that it is something you enjoy. It does not have to be a high intensity training. For instance; long walks, jogging/running, dance aerobics, swimming and rowing are all good examples of activities. It is very good if the exercise includes some kind of cardio-vascular training. Cardio training is a great way to burn fat. Work a little extra on thighs and buttocks. These are the parts of the body where cellulite most often occur.