Tips to get rid of different types of body fat

Tips to get rid of different types of body fat

You've probably heard this countless times, but being overweight or obese can cause serious complications to your health. Some health problems that stem from being overweight include diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. If obesity is not managed, you increase your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.

What is being overweight?

Ideally, people should only eat a certain amount of calories every day because extra calories are stored by the body as fat. While a small amount of extra body fat will not put most people in danger, eating more than your daily calorie requirement will cause more fat to build up in your body.

If you continue to eat more calories than you should and your body stores more fat, you reach a condition doctors call obese or overweight.

What causes people to become overweight?

Some people seem to have a genetic tendency to be overweight, but others become overweight because they love eating unhealthy foods. Living a sedentary lifestyle is also a major contributing factor to being overweight.

How is fat distributed in the body?

Body fat is distributed in the body depending on your gender.

  • Android – This type of fat distribution is common in men where fat distribution is greater around the waist, resulting in an apple-shaped body.
  • Gynoid – Gynoid fat distribution is commonly seen in women where the circumference of the hips is greater than that of the waist. This gives overweight women that “pear” body shape.

What are the types of body fat and how to get rid of them

There are certain ways of getting rid of body fat depending on what type it is. This list will show you the different types of body fat, and how you can make them disappear.

#1 Upper body fat

Upper body fat is commonly seen in people who consume a lot of calories and are physically inactive.

How to get rid of it

  • Exercise regularly – Since this type of fat accumulates in the body due to inactivity, doing aerobic exercises like walking or running for at least 30 minutes daily can help get rid of it.
  • Reduce sugar intake – Avoid eating foods rich in refined sugar. Not only are these types of foods calorie-dense, but they also don't make you feel full, which increases the risk of overeating.

#2 Stomach centered fat

Also called lower abdominal fat, this type of fat accumulation results from stress, depression, and anxiety.

How to get rid of it

  • Relax – The best way to minimize the build-up of this type of fat is to learn how to relax and avoid being too stressed. Doing breathing exercises and meditating is a good way to lower your stress levels.
  • Make a cup of green tea – Green tea is known for its fat-burning properties and can also help you relax.

#3 Lower body fat

Lower body fat is mostly seen in women and primarily affects the thighs.

How to get rid of it

  • Lower-body exercise – Lower body fat can be removed by doing cardio exercises and resistance training. One easy way to do this is by walking up the stairs. It will help burn the accumulated fats in your thighs and help tone your leg muscles, too.
  • Eat breakfast – Eating breakfast will help jumpstart your metabolism in the morning and control your cravings.

#4 Swollen stomach

A swollen stomach is the direct result of drinking too many alcoholic beverages.

How to get rid of it

  • Reduce alcohol intake – Alcoholic drinks are nothing more than empty calories and end up as belly fat. You should minimize the amount of alcohol you drink in one day to curb fat gain.

#5 Lower body fat including the legs

This is most commonly seen in pregnant women and women with vein problems in their legs.

How to get rid of it

  • Water aerobics – Doing some water aerobics can minimize pressure on the legs and joints of the feet. Women suffering from this type of body fat should avoid sitting for more than half an hour without moving.
  • Lay down with feet elevated – This stops fluids from accumulating in the lower legs and reduces the risk of swelling.

#6 Protruding stomach and upper back fat

This type of body fat is caused by little to no physical activity.

How to get rid of it

  • Start exercising – The best way to get rid of this type of body fat is to start living an active lifestyle. In addition, getting enough sleep can prevent hormonal changes that can lead to increased fat build-up in your stomach and back.
  • Eat more fiber – Adding fiber to your diet will help reduce your calorie intake and make you feel full longer.

If you're looking to shed off excess body fat, the tips above will get you off to a good start. With businesses across the globe moving to a work-from-home setup, taking care of your weight is more important than ever.

Before starting an exercise routine or a new diet, it's a good idea to consult with an expert. Facet Seven's Remote Wellness program will help you exercise properly in the comfort of your own home. Call us now to learn more.

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