Products and potions aside, the most effective (non-surgical) ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite are exercise, seven to eight hours of quality sleep, and proper nutritional habits, which also includes staying well-hydrated. And, I'd have to say that nutrition and sleep are by far the most powerful pair, as they comprise the vast majority of our day-to-day lives.
As for the exercise component, some workout strategies are definitely more effective than others for helping you burn of those fatty deposits. It's important to note that genetics play a large role in the amount of cellulite on your body, but if you implement the three key factors above, you can dramatically reduce its appearance.
Many women think that low-intensity cardio and lifting light weights for a high number of repetitions (and/or aerobic-type classes) are the answer to ridding their body of unwanted fat. But despite what you may hear from your favorite fitness personality or read in the latest fashion magazine, this is not true! The reality is that you'll never see the results you want in the time that you would expect by employing those methods.
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The good news? It's my job is to supply my clients (and you) with real, no B.S., scientific information so that you can spend less time in the gym and still get the results you're after. The real key is to combine strength-training moves with regular high-intensity interval-training sessions. Strength training not only improves the tone of muscle tissue, but it also helps maintain and/or slowly increase the amount of lean muscle tissue in your body over time, meaning your legs and butt will eventually look smoother. Finally, by incorporating high-intensity interval training, you'll burn more calories in a shorter amount of time while also keeping your metabolism elevated for hours after you leave the gym. Try one of the fat-burning cardio workouts below.
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