Exercise changes the way fat is stored

Exercise changes the way fat is storedExercise is the number one way to keep our body in healthy condition. Following a close second is our diet. The term “you are what you eat” is very true. It can be very hard to change your diet and stick to eating healthy food.

This is especially true if you suffer from a sweet tooth. Most of us know that with added unhealthy food comes added fat. Once you have the extra fat, can you really ever get rid of it? If you watch what you eat and exercise consistently, fat will be reduced and more muscle will be present.

The actual number of fat cells in our body stays about the same. As fat cells die, new cells are developed to take their place. According to a doctor at the Mayo Clinic, fat cells die at about 10 percent per year and new fat cells grow at the same rate.

Even those who decide to fight fat in a more invasive way such as bariatric surgery still have the same re-growth rate. These patients may lose a large amount of weight, but the number of fat cells stay the same. The only difference is the reduced size.

Liposuction is another popular way to reduce the appearance of fat. Unfortunately, many studies have shown that the weight lost is generally regained within a year. This could be from a production of new fat cells or an expansion of the existing fat cells in our body. Obese people have more fat cells naturally compared to thinner people and more fat cells are produced after a large weight loss regardless of the method.

This is just a simple explanation about becoming and staying healthy. There is no lasting quick fix. Your best bet is to eat a sensible diet everyday and get the recommended amount of daily exercise as well. This will keep the mind and body healthy along with boosting your self esteem every time you look in the mirror.

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