Cellulite is one of those panic-inducing words that has been freaking out women of all ages for years. I remember my mom giving me a look if I added cheese to anything I was trying to enjoy. “Maybe skip it or you’ll see it on your thighs,” she’d always warn. I’d roll my eyes; but as much as I hate admitting it, my mom was onto something.
Cellulite is a pest that causes that dimpled-looking fat on your thighs, hips, butt and belly. It’s tough to get rid of it, especially since it’s the DNA card some of us were dealt—but there are ways to prevent it (or at least slow it down). Here are 23 things you may not have known were causing cellulite—and what you can do about it!
The following are 20 things you should know about cellulite, and try to avoid:
1. Sitting at Your Desk All Day
If you’re lucky enough to have a job that doesn’t require you to sit all day, we have some good news: you’re a step ahead in the war against cellulite. But if you can’t help but be chained to a desk all day, it’s not all doom and gloom, since small changes can go a big distance. Dr. Jill Waibel, founder and owner of The Miami Dermatology and Laser in Institute, recommends spending a certain portion of the day standing up at your desk “or simply take small breaks to walk around your building.”