4. How To Be Active On The Plan

By Kate Shapland

Exercise is key to any cellulite action plan.

Why? Because when you move your lymph – the body’s natural waste disposal network – moves; when you are stationary it gets sluggish and that’s how excess fluid builds up in the body.

So make yourself a promise now: that you will – somehow – take a minimum 8000 steps (and ideally 10000) daily.

This can be challenging to fit into your day. The best ways to do it are to walk everywhere – up the stairs (never the elevator), round the park with the dog (twice), to work or walk a few bus stops, jump on a treadmill at lunch time or in the evening, or join an exercise class.

Aerobic activity – the treadmill, a spinning class, running or swimming – will all benefit your lymph, your contours and skin tone. Low impact exercise like yoga, Pilates or barre core work are also extremely helpful as activities that target cellulite-prone areas like thighs, hips and buttocks.

We’ll bring you more specific cellulite-targeted exercises in the coming weeks, but at this point just try to be aware of putting in the steps. Fitbit at the ready ..

Next up, read how to eat on the Plan!