Work out to keep cellulite in check.

Cellulite Cure by Exercise

by Tiffany Silverberg

Yes, it happened. You looked in the mirror one day and there it was. Cellulite is puckering up out of the skin on your thighs. The good news is you're not alone. The bad news is you can't completely remove the dimples in your skin. The University of Maryland Medical Center explains that cellulite cannot be cured, but it can be alleviated with exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Reduce the appearance of cellulite by tightening the muscle beneath.

1 Jump on the treadmill or stationary bike five times a week for 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Burn calories and challenge yourself without burning out, as this will cause you to stop your routine.

2 Run for 15 seconds and walk briskly for 45 seconds, repeating the interval throughout your workout.

3 Pick up your hand weights, one in each hand, and step out into lunges 10 to 15 times, working up to more repetitions.

4 Lift weights with your legs on a leg press machine. Work up to 15 repetitions at a time.

Items you will need

  • Treadmill or stationary bike
  • 5-lb. hand weights
  • Leg press machine

Tip

  • Eat a healthy, low-calorie diet. Drink lots of water to keep up with your exercise to fight new cellulite.

Warning

  • Talk with your doctor and a personal trainer to develop the best workout for you.

About the Author

Tiffany Silverberg has written grants and copy materials for over three years. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in linguistics. Silverberg has conducted research regarding language development in deaf children and worked as the lead reporter at the Kingsville Record and Bishop News in Texas.

Photo Credits

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