light subcutaneous fat is a reserve energy reserve stored by the body with excess calorie intake against the background of a sedentary lifestyle. Most often, it accumulates in the abdomen, chest and thighs, negatively affecting the proportions of the figure.
In order to effectively get rid of subcutaneous fat, first of all, you need to understand the causes of its occurrence – and exclude them from the list of your daily habits. At the same time, training and sports, although they accelerate fat burning, are not as fast as is often believed.
// What does subcutaneous fat look like?
Subcutaneous fat is the upper layer of fatty deposits located between the skin and muscle tissue. In turn, under the muscle tissue lies internal visceral fat – it accumulates mainly inside the abdominal cavity, also called “abdominal”.
It is believed that in people with normal body weight, about 90% of body fat is represented by subcutaneous fat, while obesity is most often characterized by the growth of internal abdominal fat, squeezing the stomach forward and giving the figure the shape of an apple.
Unlike abdominal fat, which actively affects the work of substances (including through the saturation hormone leptin), subcutaneous fat itself does not pose health risks – however, the presence of large deadlocks can be a sign of metabolic disorders.
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Influence of age and gender
Most often, the body of young women tends to store more subcutaneous fat than the body of young men – for girls, the norm is 20-25% of body weight, for guys – about 10-15%. However, in both cases, an increase in the proportion of visceral fat is noted with age.
In men, the accumulation of internal fat in the abdominal area is affected by declining testosterone levels, and in women, hormonal changes associated with menopause. On average, after reaching the age of 50