An inactive lifestyle can contribute to low muscle definition, decreased muscle mass, and weight gain. These factors may worsen cellulite's appearance. Regular exercise and strength training can help patients increase the elasticity of the connective tissues and the amount of muscle definition visible in places where cellulite typically appears, including the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Thus, these exercises could improve the skin's appearance.
Experts recommend aiming for at least thirty minutes of activity spread over five days of the week. Moderate to intense activities such as running, weight lifting, swimming, and tennis are often the most effective method for improving muscle definition and reducing cellulite. Ideally, patients should combine some aerobic exercises with strength training activities. Individuals can use dumbbells, elastic bands, or their bodyweight to build strength. Individuals who have been inactive for several years should consult their physician before beginning a new fitness regime to ensure they are healthy enough for exercise. Working with a personal trainer or taking part in an exercise class could motivate regular activity. Supervision helps build proper form and prevent injury.