FOUR EXERCISES TO ELIMINATE CELLULITE
According to a study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, almost 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. Of course, men are less prone to cellulite, with only 10% of the same age group having any appearance of it. The appearance of cellulite on so many of our peers does not make us more comfortable going swimming with our dimpled thighs on show, though. The best way to eliminate cellulite is to decrease fat deposits. The best way to reduce fat deposits is to eat right and try some of the exercises we’ve compiled for you here.
Just because you work long hours, and have too much to do, doesn’t mean you can’t get a quick workout. The office staircase is a great place to squeeze a little extra workout into the day. At first, your coworkers might stare a little, but when they see the results you’re getting, they just might join you. You can burn at least ten calories a minute simply by walking up and down them, according to the National Wellness Institute.
Squats work by both burning calories and producing muscle. Squats are a good workout for the entire set of muscles in the leg, including hamstrings, lower leg muscles, and quadriceps. Adding dumbbells to squats can increase the intensity once you’ve become a squatting pro.
To do a squat, start with your feet shoulder width apart, in a standing position. If using dumbbells, keep them at your sides, palms facing in. With your back straight, bend at the knees and hips, almost as if you were about to sit down. Keep your knees from going beyond your toes, then return to a standing position.
This exercise should be done in 1-3 sets of 8-15 repetitions, depending on your fitness level.
Lunges can be performed either in a stationary position or while walking. In both forms of this exercise, the target is the entirety of the set of lower body muscles.
To do a lunge, take a large step forward and lower your body so that your knees form 90-degree angles. Make sure your front knee remains over your ankle. Return to the starting position, and repeat for 8-12 reps on each leg.
Surfer burpees are physically demanding and improve the mobility of your hips and back.
To do a surfer burpee, bend over or squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, just on the outside of your feet. Jump both feet back so that you are in a plank position. Drop into a push-up that goes far enough that your chest touches the floor. If you cannot perform a full push-up, drop onto your knees instead of your feet.
Push back up into a plank position while also jumping your feet to your left side, attempting to land side on, much like you would see a surfer standing.
Jump back into a plank position and repeat, this time on the other side.