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How do you get rid of cellulite on your legs?

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While it may not be possible for those with cellulite to completely rid their legs of cellulite due to genetic disposition, cellulite may be effectively reduced through exercise, improving diet and boosting circulation in affected areas. As of 2014, there is no proven method to spot treat cellulite effectively.

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  1. Exercise regularly

    Regular cardio exercise such as interval training reduces body fat, improving the appearance of areas prone to cellulite. Strength training results in firmer muscles and smooths the surface of the skin. Practice effective lower-body weight-training exercises, such as step-ups, lunges and squats, at least twice each week.

  2. Improve diet

    A low-fat diet effectively reduces body fat and diminishes the appearance of cellulite. Your diet should consist of lean proteins and vegetables. Limit your consumption of sugars, starches, alcohol, processed foods and fruits with high sugar content. Choose foods with a low glycemic index, which have been proven to aid in weight loss. Reduce overall carbohydrate intake.

  3. Improve circulation in affected areas

    Cardio exercise improves circulation in the areas of the body affected by cellulite. Another method for boosting circulation in cellulite-affected areas is to get regular massages. You can also improve your circulation by taking showers while alternating water temperatures between hot and cold.

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