The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about fat is often negative. “It’s bad”. “It’s ugly”. It may seem that all fat is the same but that is not true. In fact, do you know that there are two kinds of fats and that their impact on our health is different too?
Having an excessive amount of both types of fat is unhealthy. So here are some tips on burning them.6,7
Physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle contributes greatly to increased fats. A great way to get rid of fats is through exercises. Aerobic exercises such as cycling, jogging, swimming, which target the cardio helps to increase heart rate and burn away fats faster and effectively.
Our diet plays an important role in our health. Avoid foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats, such as confectionery and fried foods. Eating a balanced diet that consists of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains is crucial to reduce fat.
Emotional health is essential for those trying to lose weight. Stress induces the body to release a hormone called cortisol. In short-lived bursts, cortisol is not harmful to the body. But if prolonged, it will increase fat accumulation. Do relaxation techniques like meditation, breathing exercises and yoga to improve mental and physical well being.
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Factors Affecting Weight & Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). (2018) (Web Accessed April 2022), Web link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/adult-overweight-obesity/factors-affecting-weight-health&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1649568773221273&usg=AOvVaw0uzeF_FMGxXAJQ3RYZtdv2