The growing problem of obesity
It is very easy to gain weight and very difficult to get back in shape. Obesity is one of the most common health problems. In fact, about 5 million American children are obese. In England, obesity has reached an all-time high among English children in their final year of primary school, according to a government report. Between 2010 and 2014, obesity increased by 24% in Singapore, 27% in Malaysia, and 38% in Vietnam.
Not everyone stores fat in the same places
There are many guides and articles on the Internet explaining how to fight obesity and lose weight, but what may work for one person may not work for another. Why did this happen? Because everyone’s body is unique and it’s important to understand how each person gains weight. Simply put, you have a certain body type. To lose weight and get in shape fast, you need to know your body type and do the right thing. Here at Wellaholic, we offer a list of body types and how to target each one for the best weight loss and fat loss results.
Body Type 1: Totally Obese (Android)
Full upper body fat refers to people who tend to overeat and are physically inactive. This type of fat accumulates quickly because the person consumes more calories than they can burn. The prevalence of upper body fat is thought to be associated with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and hyperlipidemia.
The best way to lose type 1 body fat
If you fall into this category, you need to exercise. Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise is essential, as physical activity will help burn excess calories. Try to walk fast first and then gradually move to a slow jog. You might consider swimming because the buoyancy of water helps you exercise without increasing the risk of injury from running. It is also beneficial to limit your intake of sweets, especially refined sugar. Always avoid soft drinks and sweets as they contain unnecessary sugar.
Body Type 2: Stomach-Focused Obesity (Android)
Fat and cellulite are easily stored in the stomach and abdomen. This is called stomach-centered obesity. Abdominal obesity or central obesity is the accumulation of excess fat around the stomach and abdomen, which can adversely affect health. Central obesity is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other metabolic and vascular diseases. Excess visceral fat and cellulite are known as central obesity, a “pot belly” or “beer belly” with excessive abdominal protrusion.
As with obesity, the main cause is a net energy imbalance, where your body consumes more calories than it can expend. The main culprits are sugar or fructose consumption, meat consumption, as well as smoking. Alcohol consumption is also directly related to waist circumference, with men having a higher risk of abdominal obesity, but not women, according to the study.