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Can Cellulite Go Away With Exercise? Facts vs. Hype

This post looks at the question: Can cellulite go away with exercise alone? We examine the benefits of exercise on cellulite reduction, as well as identify 5 types of exercise to try. 

Cellulite is a struggle for most women no matter how much they weigh! And the usual advice? Try changing your diet and increasing your exercise to get rid of it.

In fact, a quick scroll through Pinterest and YouTube will show you hundreds of cellulite busting diets and workouts that could miraculously melt away those unsightly dimples.

But do the exercises really work? And if they do, why are so many healthy, fit women still struggling with cellulite?

This article answers the question – can cellulite go away with exercise? It also looks at some real solutions to help you tone up trouble spots and minimize those cellulite dimples.

Can Cellulite Go Away with Exercise?

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Before we can answer the question as to whether cellulite can go away with exercise, we have to take a closer look at what cellulite actually is.

Many people believe that cellulite is simply fat, however, the truth is that cellulite is caused by fat pushing against the connective tissue bands (also known as fascia) that exist under the skin.

This is a particular issue for women because of the unique anatomy of their connective tissue, and explains why even thin and fit women can have cellulite.

Because exercise targets fat and builds muscle (not connective tissue), it can’t eliminate cellulite on its own. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just sit on the couch and give up the squats!

Exercise does play a role in reducing the overall appearance of cellulite, especially if you combine it with other tactics to help fight cellulite.

3 Ways that Exercise can Help Reduce Cellulite

1. Exercise burns fat

While body fat itself isn’t the main factor behind cellulite, it definitely plays a part. The more fat you have, the more it will push against the fascia or connective tissue. Exercise can help to reduce the amount of body fat you have.

2. Exercise tones muscles

Weak or flaccid muscles contribute to the overall jiggly appearance of cellulite prone areas. Toning and tightening these areas can give your skin a firmer and more youthful look.

3. Exercise increases circulation

Exercise is also great for boosting circulation, including lymph flow. The lymph is what moves fluid and toxins out of the body. Water retention can emphasize the appearance of cellulite, so this helps further reduce its appearance.

5 Best Exercises to Reduce Cellulite

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1. Rebounding

Rebounding increases lymph flow and is one of the most amazing cellulite busting exercises you can do. Rebounding involves jumping up and down on a mini trampoline and helps get rid of any fluid build up or retention that is causing your cellulite to look particularly unsightly.

2. HIIT workouts

One of the best workouts for burning fat and simultaneously toning muscles is the HIIT workout, or High Intensity Interval Training. This is a short period of intense exercise that gives you maximum health benefits in the shortest amount of time.

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3. Walking

Another great way to boost circulation and lymph flow while burning calories is with one of the most traditional forms of exercise – walking. Whether you’re doing it to increase your time spent outdoors, or to give your puppy a workout, walking provides a great way to burn fat, tone up, and diminish cellulite dimples.

4. Barre workouts

These effective exercises focus on the lower body and tone the muscles in your legs, thighs, and butt without adding bulk. Inspired by ballet, barre workouts use a mix of pilates, yoga, and dance to tone your body and improve posture while reducing the appearance of cellulite.

5. Squats

Squats are one of the most effective ways to target your glutes and thighs – two of the areas most prone to cellulite. Tighten up those muscles and create less space for fat to push up against your fascia.

Boost Your Workout with the Bye Bye Cellulite Kit

Exercise is an important part of your cellulite fighting game plan. It burns fat, tones muscles, and boosts circulation. However, exercise alone will not remove cellulite.

You must also address the connective tissue and skin with a skincare regime such as the Bye Bye Cellulite Kit. This kit includes two must-have products that will complement your exercise efforts.

The first product is our Cheeky Cups, which are a cupping massage set based on ancient cupping techniques. Cupping is an incredibly effective way to target the fascia under the skin – which is the main cause of cellulite! This technique acts like a deep tissue reverse massage technique that smooths out cellulite dimples.

The second product is Contour Sleek Cellulite Firming Body Oil, which is designed to be used with Cheeky Cups. This firming body oil is packed with detoxifying ingredients that boost circulation while leaving skin hydrated and glowing.

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