6 Things You Can Do Today to Kick Cellulite’s Ass

August 3, 2015
These smart strategies could make all the difference.

This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.

Just about all women have cellulite. What causes that dimply flesh? When fat cells push up against our skin and the fibrous tissue that connects our skin to our muscle pulls down, we're left with those signature bumps. Although you can't get rid of cellulite completely, here are some simple things you can do to reduce its appearance.

1. Melt Away Fat With Cardio
Cellulite is a type of fat, and the tried-and-true way to get rid of fat is to burn it off. Intense cardio workouts such as running, cycling, hiking up hills, or taking cardio classes are your greatest weapon. Note that it may take several months to decrease your overall percentage of body fat and notice a difference in your skin's appearance.

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2. Tone Up
Once you decrease the fat on your body, tone strong, lean muscle by doing strength-training moves that target cellulite-prone spots. Try this video that tones the hamstrings and glutes, or grab your mat and move through this leg- and core-strengthening yoga sequence to improve the tone of your muscles, which will help make your legs, tush, and abs appear smoother. This 30-minute video workout combines cardio with strength training for an effective and fun workout.

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3. Eat Right
Of course, eating a healthy diet goes hand-in-hand with maintaining a healthy weight. The less fat you have on your body, the less cellulite appears. Eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains.

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4. Stay Hydrated
Reducing the appearance of dimply skin is as simple as drinking a glass of nature's beverage. Staying hydrated improves the texture of your skin because it helps your body release excess fluid it may be holding on to.

Click here to learn more ways to fight cellulite today from POPSUGAR FITNESS.

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