Many women will have to battle with this at one point in life, and the majority of women over the age of 20 will in fact have cellulite. Just because it is such a common thing, does not mean that we are all fine to accept it and wear the clothes we wish to wear, it leaves many feeling insecure. The key to reducing and getting rid of cellulite is to decrease the fat deposits your body holds.
We have our 4 favourite exercises that you can easily do in order to get rid and keep cellulite away.
1 – Stair Climbs
A great exercise that can be done at home, in the office or at the gym. Take advantage of any staircase you have access to, you might look a little strange in the office walking up and down stairs, but once past this, you will find that stairs can help you quickly target areas which are prone to cellulite. Burn at least 10 calories per minute climbing stairs.
2 – Squatting
Squats will not only burn calories but they will help to build and strengthen muscle. In doing squats you will work your entire leg and all its muscles. By adding weight to the movement, you can further intensify the exercise.
Starting out standing with your feet shoulder width apart, hold the weight by your sides or across your shoulders, keeping your back straight, bend for the knees and hips as though you are going to sit down. Perform 3-5 sets of 8-12 repetitions for results.
3 – Lunges
Both iterations of this movement will help to target all lower body muscles. Walking and stationary lunges can be performed at home or in the gym.
Start by taking one large step forward and lower your body so both knees form a 90 degree angle. Keeping your front knee over your ankle for balance, return to the starting position and switch legs. Aim for 8-12 repetitions per leg.
4 – Burpee
A burpee is a challenging move that can help target your entire body and work your cardio. The movement can also help to improve your mobility in your hips and back.
Aim for 10 to 15 repetitions of the burpee before stopping for a rest period of 45 seconds to 1 minute before repeating 3 to 5 times.