There are four different body types in women, and dependant on their body type, women store fat in different areas. For instance, pear body types store fat mostly in the lower body, while apple body types store fat mostly in the upper body.
Identifying your body type is important in determining where you store fat. This in turn will enable you to focus your weight-loss activities in the correct manner, and lose weight more easily.
Regardless of your body type, if you want to lose fat, you must engage in aerobic activities, and eat the right kinds of food. By eating the right foods in the right amounts, you can reduce any future weight gain. Aerobic exercise will help you get rid of any excess fat.
Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will increase your heart rate and burn fat throughout your body. This kind of exercise is important in kick-starting the weight-loss process.
If you really want to slim down and shape up, you must first identify your body type. Once you do this, you’ll realize where your body stores most of its excess fat. You can then focus on those areas to reduce your body fat easily. Depending on your body type, you should focus your fat-loss activities differently.
Apple body types store most of their body fat in their upper body. In order to lose weight, they should focus on activities that engage the upper body. If you have an apple body type, you should try to engage the upper body muscles at all times. When you do aerobic activities, try to avoid activities that mainly engage the lower body, such as walking and running. Instead, choose activities like skipping, swimming, rowing, or using the elliptical machine. When you do strength training activities, focus on strengthening the upper body muscles: do lots of chest exercises such as pushups, back exercises, and arm lifts like tricep and bicep curls.
Pear body types store body fat mostly in the lower body. Their problem areas tend to be the butt, thighs and abdomen. If you have this type of body, it’s important to focus on activities that will burn fat in your lower body. You can engage in any kind of aerobic activity you chose, especially those that work out the lower body like running, spinning and dancing. When you do strength training activities, you may need to focus on abdominal exercises, like ab crunches and reverse crunches, which will help you to get a flat stomach and narrow waist. Exercises like squats and lateral leg lifts will help you lose weight around the hips and thighs.
Women with hourglass body shapes tend to have broad shoulders, narrow waist and wide hips. They usually store fat throughout their body, with little fat deposits around the waist and abdominal area. If you have an hourglass body shape, you should focus on losing weight from all areas, and emphasise cardiovascular activity. In addition, you should do specific strength training exercises for your arms, legs and back, as well as core strength exercises in order to have a strong and healthy core body. Women with hourglass body shapes generally don’t need to worry about doing extra abdominal exercises, unless they have excess fat stored in that area.
Women with rectangle body types store fat evenly throughout the body. If you have this body shape, you need to focus on whole-body workouts, including lots of aerobic exercises. You also need to do strength training, to increase your muscular capacity, as well as core strength exercises which will help you lose weight and tone your body.
As you can see, it’s important to identify where your body stores fat. If you don’t identify your problem areas, your weight-loss approach will lose efficiency. By first identifying which areas you need to focus on, you can target your weight loss approach so that you will lost more fat more quickly, as well as gain a shapelier and toned body.
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