Have you ever noticed that you store body fat in certain areas more than others? Maybe you hold most of your body fat in your hips and triceps? Or maybe your back and thighs? Everyone holds their body fat in different areas depending on a few factors. Let’s look at why.
Genetics: You may have heard this many times but it is the case. First of all, men and women usually hold their body fat in different areas. Women tend to hold more around their glutes and thighs while men tend to hold it more in their trunk. Up to 60% of an individual’s fat distribution on their body comes from genetics. The fact that you cannot change your genetics can be a bit daunting. Just be aware if obesity runs in your family and learn to work with your body, not against it. There are ways to combat this such as living a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and overall knowledge.
Hormones: Hormone levels can have a major impact on fat distribution in the body. The endocrine system releases hormones through the human body. These hormones are used as chemical messengers that regulate different processes within the body. What are these hormones?
So let’s recap the possible causes of fat distribution in different parts of the body.
Everyone holds their body fat differently. Certain things, you can’t change such as genetics. But, you can work on creating a healthy, stable environment where your body thrives instead of attacking itself and creating inflammation.
At Hybrid, we work to keep an eye out for these different fat distribution areas to get to the true source of inflammation and fat gain.