Author: Troy Theodosiou
Subcutaneous fat appears just below your skin (and) is actually healthier than belly fat; unfortunately, it is also harder to get rid of. Subcutaneous fat is associated with healthy cholesterol levels and fewer heart attacks, but it also has less blood flow and holds onto calories, which makes it tough to burn off.
The fat contents within the foods we consume either visceral fat or subcutaneous fat. As a point of reference, visceral fat is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs, such as the liver, pancreas, and intestines. Subcutaneous fat is simply the excess fat lying directly underneath the skin; most stubborn areas of fat are the hips, butt, thighs of women and the love handles on men.
- A rigorous exercise regimen cannot overcome the bad foods we eat
For subcutaneous fat to shred, we must strike a balance between the two. Bad dietary habits cannot be overcome by a demanding exercise routine.
- Weight Training
Though cardio and interval training is thought to be the superlative method of eliminating subcutaneous fat, experts state that we shouldn’t be dismissive of weight training – and its myriad of benefits. The main advantage of weight training is that it boosts metabolic rate and burns calories, even while at rest.
- Don’t train alone
Another aspect of fitness that is often ignored is the sociological perspective. Signing up to spinning or Insanity classes not only gives you a fun training session to enjoy, it also gives you that social contact and motivation which helps to stimulate long-term success. Don’t turn your nose up at fitness classes. They provide a very powerful way of ensuring you stay motivated and disciplined with your training. It’s all about creating the right environment to sustain your fitness regime and working out with other people is an essential part of that.