Cellulite, the cottage cheese-like rippling effect on or under your butt, is one of the biggest complaints of women. Because the leading cause of cellulite is genetics, there is little a person can do to cure the effects of it. Women are predisposed to cellulite because of the way their fatty tissue is structured, which is why many healthy, even thin, young woman can have it, while other, seemingly overweight woman do not. While cellulite has everything to do with fat, it has nothing to do with being fat. Everyone stores their fat differently and, for some, the skin around their butt is thinner and unable to contain the tiny cells of fat that push through and cause the dimpling. There are no magical cures or creams and even surgical procedures will only temporarily hide the effects of cellulite. The only way to reduce the look of cellulite is to reduce the fat cells in your bottom and this comes with diet and exercise. Here’s how to do exercises to reduce cellulite on your bum.
Change your bad habits. Many lifestyle choices can add to an increase of fatty cells in the butt. Smoking, alcohol, high-calorie foods and a lack of exercise will only contribute to the bodies pour health. Keep your body healthy internally and externally by eating right and exercising and you’ll be more likely to look and feel healthy.
Tone your muscles. An exercise program that includes muscle building and toning can significantly reduce the unsightly cottage cheese effect of cellulite on your butt. Building and then toning muscles not only tightens the buttocks, but it also helps your body burn more calories, which ultimately helps you burn fat. For every pound of muscle in your body, you will burn an extra 50 calories per day. Do leg and butt exercises that include squats, lunges and leg presses for the ultimate in butt toning.
Exercise your heart. Do 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 4 days a week. You don’t need to implement a running program or clog your day with gym schedules, but 45-minutes of cardiovascular exercise every other day will significantly decrease the cellulite on your butt. Jogging and walking are all great ways to get your heart moving, but the ultimate cardiovascular workout is swimming.
Eat more fiber. Fiber is the body's ultimate cleanser. It absorbs and scrubs the body clean of fat and toxins toxins and helps to digest all of these products. Additionally, fiber will improve circulation and skins texture, which will help smooth cellulite.
Drink more water. Appropriate hydration is the body's wonder drug. When your body is properly hydrated, your skin is healthy and elastic and is more likely to stay firm. Water also helps the body to self repair. It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces every single day, more when exercising or on a hot day. If you feel thirsty, you are past dehydration, so drink water constantly and consistently throughout the entire day.
Try a surgical procedure. Mesotherapy is a new treatment that is said to combat the signs of cellulite. Mesotherapy is less invasive than many fat-reducing surgeries and works by injecting a special formula to dissolve fat bands that cause the dimpling associated with cellulite. Mesotherapy will cause inflammation and bruising and will not get rid of cellulite completely. Mesotherapy will need to be repeated several times a year and will only reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Consider the use of hormonal treatments. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what kind of exercise you do, how healthy you are or how thin you are, you’re still going to see cellulite. Hormones play a dominant role in the formation of cellulite. Studies show that hormones, such as estrogen, insulin and prolactin, for example may participate in the development of this rippling effect. Talk to your doctor about a hormone treatment program and if it’s right for you.