Cellulite, which is fat stored in pockets just below the skin, gives the body a dimpled surface. Studies have shown that exercise provides the most long-term benefit in efforts to minimize the appearance of cellulite, even though it sometimes may briefly be more apparent immediately following a workout,
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Working Out and Cellulite
A study by Dr. Wayne Wescott found that a balance of strength training and cardio exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite. If your cellulite looks worse after working out, it could be due to another factor, such as dehydration. When you are dehydrated, fat cells rise to the top of your skin. This creates the dimpled appearance. Drinking plenty of water while avoiding caffeinated drinks, taking an antioxidant and consuming a diet with healthy fats will help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.