Who doesn’t want that svelte figure which can make everybody turn their head in awe and wonder? Yes, it is the truth! When you see a person with a well-maintained body, you just cannot stop admiring that person consciously or subconsciously.
The fact is that we need to maintain our body because due to many reasons the fat content gets deposited in the various parts of our body, which becomes a herculean task to shed after a certain period of time.
What is Body Fat?
It is really necessary for us to know about body fat? The answer of this question will definitely help you to deal with this body fat issue more effectively.
Like many other components of the body such as muscle, water, bone and other organs, the body fat makes the structure of the body. The body fat can be divided into two types, such as essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat helps for the normal functioning of the body and gets deposited in central nervous system, bone marrow, organs, and muscles. Storage fat is the fat that gets accumulated beneath the skin. And it is the fat that increases along with weight gain which becomes difficult to shed.
Causes of Body Fat
There are various reasons due to which the fat gets deposited in the body. Read on to know more about them.
Energy Imbalance: If there is not a proper balance between your energy IN and energy OUT, then you will very accumulate fat tissues in your body. Energy IN is the amount of calorie we get from the food and drink and energy OUT is the amount of energy our body uses for digesting our food, breathing and other physical activities. The body should maintain a balance between these two energies to maintain a healthy body; else it will lead to fat deposition in various parts of the body.
Inactive lifestyle: One of the main reasons of fat accumulation in our body is less physical activities. And this often leads to obesity or makes the person fat as he/she is not able to burn the excess calorie that she /he has taken through the diet.
Now people are spending most of their time by watching TV or indulging in leisurely activities. The advancement of technology has made the work much easier and the human beings inactive, which in turn make them fat and in the long run make them obese.
Genetics: It also plays a great role in deciding a person’s weight. It runs in the family history. You may become fat or obese if any of your parents are suffering from weight issues. The genes determine the capacity of your body to store the fat. Often the children adopt the food habits of their parents. So if the parents are obese, the chance is there that the children will also accumulate fat tissues in their body.
Health Issues: Some health conditions also make a person fat. Some of these conditions are polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Cushing’s syndrome, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), etc.
Medicine: The consumption of certain medicines like corticosteroids, antidepressants, and seizure medicines make the person to gain weight, the main reason of fat deposition in the body.
Age: It also plays a crucial role in making a person fat. When the person gets older, he or she/he tends to accumulate fatty tissue in the body. With age the person also becomes less active, which means he/she burns less calories than the calorie she/he gains from the daily diet.
Less Sleep: Insufficient sleep also makes the person fat. According to some researches, sleep balances the hormones, which make you hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). So when a person does not get enough sleep, the hormone ghrelin grows up which means the person feels hungry and eats more food. Sleep also affects the insulin level in the body.
Pregnancy: During pregnancy, women tend to gain weight to meet the demands of the body and for the growth of the child. But after delivery, sometimes it becomes difficult to shed that weight. It makes the woman fat and sometimes obese.
Emotional Factors: Sometimes people tend to eat more when they are angry, stressed or happy. So this factor over the time makes the person to eat more and deposit more calories in the body. The excess calories in the body often make the person fat or overweight.