Fit Bit

Shed your lower body fat

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS -

Fun­da­men­tally, let’s try and un­der­stand what we mean by lower body weight! It is of­ten seen that men gen­er­ally have 18-24% body fat, while women have rel­a­tively more, 25-31%. Most of the time, body fat is dis­persed con­sis­tently, although it is ob­served that a few prob­lem parts per­sist in our body, de­pend­ing on the body types and shapes. An in­di­vid­ual with an ap­ple shape body wit­nesses a ma­jor por­tion of weight around the ab­domen area, caus­ing big­ger waist sizes in ap­pear­ance. On the other hand, pear–shaped bod­ies have more weight around the thighs and hips. Women are gen­er­ally more ex­posed to the sub­cu­ta­neous fat in the hips, thighs and trunk, while men are ex­posed to in­ter­nal fat in the chest and ab­dom­i­nal ar­eas.

Let’s take a closer look at the rea­sons one puts on weight on the lower body: 1. Sit­ting for long hours

Thanks to tech­nol­ogy for mak­ing our life so easy by of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing at our fin­ger­tips, one of the key rea­sons why most people put on weight is that they barely get up from their of­fice chairs and com­puter/ TV screens. There­fore, the lack of phys­i­cal move­ments leads to gain weight in the lower body. It is ad­vis­able that one should at least do any ex­er­cise min­i­mum 45 min­utes ev­ery day.

2. Con­sump­tion of junk food

It is a proven fact that junk foods con­tain large amounts of sodium, ar­ti­fi­cial food col­orants, calo­ries etc. They may be de­lec­ta­ble in taste but give rise to over­all weight gain. Con­sump­tion of al­co­hol and smok­ing also give rise to belly fat.

3. Lack of sleep

Proper sleep is ex­tremely vi­tal for a healthy lifestyle. Sleep­ing less than seven hours a day leads to re­duc­tion in lep­tin and rise in star­va­tion sub­se­quently.

4. Stress

A lot of re­searches have been car­ried out to un­der­stand the re­la­tion­ship be­tween stress and the in­crease in weight. Un­der stress, the cor­ti­sol hor­mone is re­leased and one starts to binge which leads to fur­ther weight gain in belly ar­eas.

Ex­er­cises to shed lower body weight

In or­der to shed your lower body fat, one must at­tempt to burn more fat/ calo­ries in­stead of eat­ing each day. One of the most ef­fec­tive ex­er­cises is weight train­ing com­bined with car­dio­vas­cu­lar ex­er­cises such as cy­cling, jog­ging, swim­ming, danc­ing and skip­ping. The prac­tice of these for a cou­ple of days in a week will cer­tainly help you get closer to your weight loss goals. The en­tire mo­tive should be to at least put the heart rate up for about 30-60 min­utes daily.

your In or­der to shed one lower body fat, to burn must at­tempt more fat/ calo­ries in­stead of eat­ing of each day. One the most ef­fec­tive ex­er­cises is weight train­ing com­bined r car­dio­vas­cula with as ex­er­cises such cy­cling, jog­ging, swim­ming, danc­ing and skip­ping.

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