I often get questions about how to get a nice firm derriere and great legs. Believe it or not, the key to get these great attributes starts with what you put in your mouth. Proper hydration and nutrition is actually 80% of obtaining that show stopping pair of legs. Drinking plenty of water will help with that dreaded cellulite that we often complain about. Cellulite is actually uneven fat deposits trapped between your muscles and your skin and it presents itself in an appearance that is similar to that of cottage cheese. Since water is what our body needs to rid itself of toxins and waste, increasing your water intake is a key component to washing away those fat deposits otherwise referred to as “cottage cheese”. We often hear the old adage of drinking 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water. Since our body is made up of 60% water, the best way to get your proper intake of water is to drink half of your body weight in ounces. For example, if a person were to weigh 120 lbs, then an adequate amount of water per day would be 60 oz. That is taking their 120 lbs and dividing it by the number 2. Another way to increase your hydration and keeping those legs smooth is to eat more fruits and vegetables. You may not realize it but we do get water from our food, so the more we can intake the better.
In addition to drinking water and increasing your intake of fruits and veggies, your backside and thighs will be thanking you once you incorporate so good old -fashioned exercising! Cellulite can be dramatically reducing with the combination of these two things. Here are a few exercises you can do to tone up it up:
~Front Lunges: 3 sets of 12 to 15. Make sure that your front leg is vertical to the knee and your knee should never goes past your toes. Make sure to contract and squeeze those gluteus.
~Squats: These should be your best friend! 3 sets of 12 to 15. Keep your feet shoulder width distance apart and your back straight. Squat until your legs are parallel to the ground.
~Donkey kicks: Kneel down on your knees and forearms. Keeping your right knee bent, slowly lift that leg behind you so your foot rises up toward the ceiling. Again make sure that you are squeezing your gluteus. Do 20 and then repeat on the opposite leg.
Those are just a few great tips to get you started and on your way. For further information and more great tips, you can always contact me directly.