An apple a day keeps the doctor away is a proverb known to us since centuries. But how does an apple-shaped body fare in this regard? Consistently we have been hearing debates about the pros and cons of an apple-shaped versus pear-shaped body. Undoubtedly, men are famous for their beer bellies and their never-decreasing belly fats whereas women worldwide are more susceptible to a pear-shaped body. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why women lead a longer life than men anywhere in the world! BMI might be a great measure for assessing body weight and risk of obesity/overweight but they can help us in no way regarding body fat measures. Some of us have what is called the ‘puppy’ fat that’s easy to do away with the help of simple activities and a diet but when we have layers of visceral fat hidden underneath internal organs it becomes a matter of dire concern. Your liposuction and cryolipolysis operations help to do away with excess fat but in no way are they improving your metabolism which plays an extended role in defining excess weight lurking around different body parts.
Upper or Lower None is Slower in Reducing Risk of Heart Attack
A couple of years back scientists were very sure that upper body fat is terribly harmful to heart health compared to lower body fat. Some even wanted to prove to the world that being fat-enriched in the lower body parts such as the thighs and the buttocks offered health benefits. A large waist size and abdominal obesity were seen as obvious threats to longevity while lower body fat was established as being responsible for reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and increasing good cholesterol (HDL) levels-the result of many different reliable studies. A dip in LDL levels automatically guarantees better heart health thereby showing that a pear-shaped body is better-suited for improved heart health.
So, every now and then we see different researches showing difference in results and an apt example is that of drinking beverages such as coffee and tea. Until now we have had contradictory results regarding the positive and negative effects of caffeine. Newspaper results surprise us every now and then with a new study coming up with some new theory. Likewise, though research and evidence in the past show that fat in the thigh and buttocks are protective against heart health there is a new study now that says that losing weight in the lower parts of the body is linked to better cardiovascular health. The surprising element here is that studies supporting and denying the benefits of lower body fat have been published in reputed journals such as the International Journal of Obesity and the Journal of the American Heart Associationrespectively.
Pear-shaped body is associated with gluteofemoral fat which is linked with eliminating harmful fats that are released into bloodstream when you eat foods that are rich in bad fats. But when some researchers got curious about this issue and wanted to know what would happen in the absence of this fat layer they came up with this amazing discovery!
If your body stores fat in the lower regions and now if you are eager to lose weight and these regions start dissolving fat cells are you at an advantage of weight loss or at a disadvantage of lost heart-protective fat layer in the body? When a research team tried to analyze data from 399 participants on how losing fat around the thighs and buttocks affected heart health, they discovered that weight loss in any region of the body was linked to improved heart health. An individual’s primary focus must be on losing weight and once this is accomplished, they can worry about muscle loss and increase their exercise durations. Losing even 5-10% of your body weight is advantageous for better cardiovascular health. Rather than focusing on where the fat is coming off your body concentrate 100% on removing excess fat from all parts of your body. Get in touch with reputed dietitian nutritionists at www.firsteatright.com for helping you in your weight loss endeavor with befitting diet plans and exercise schedules suiting your body requirements.
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