If you aren’t familiar with the term “Skinny Fat;” don’t worry, most people aren’t! This is a term that trainers use to describe skinny people with high body fat. Trainers administer hundreds of body fat tests over the years. To us (as trainers), you are ONLY as healthy as your body fat percentage. If you are thin, but your body fat is 35% then it’s only a matter of time before it affects you in some negative way. Here’s some negative aspects of high body fat.
- Increased risk for Heart Disease
- Increased risk for Diabetes
- Decreased energy
- increased risk for stroke
Body fat and your body type
– Subjects A, B and C are identical in height
– A and B are the same weight
– C is the heaviest
– B and C have a good body fat percentage
– A has a high body fat percentage
These are just some of the negative side affects of high body fat. Decreasing your body fat not only makes you look better; it also makes you feel better about yourself. Body fat is directly related to your eating patterns. If you want to change your body composition then you must commit to a healthy life style. Don’t focus on your weight, focus on your body fat percentage because that is where true health lies.
(PES, CES, CPT, BS)