Are you Skinny Fat?
Just because one is skinny doesn't mean they're body fat is at a healthy range. If you've never heard the term "Skinny Fat" than you're in for some eye-opening info.
The term Skinny Fat refers to someone who has a weight and BMI that is normal for that person’s height but has much more fat than and not enough muscle recommended for optimal health.
People assume that because they look good, they're in perfect health. Unfortunately, that attitude is exactly what causes people to become skinny fat in the first place. The appearance of being skinny seems to outweigh being fit and healthy. However, because of the way fat can be stored, skinny fat people risk having serious health problems.
If you're carrying visceral fat, which is most likely the fat that someone who is "Skinny Fat" carries, you're looking at the possibility of developing:
Increased risk of heart disease
Insulin resistance, leading to type 2 diabetes
Lower bone mineral density
Loss of cognitive function
So while on the exterior, skinny fat people might look amazing, on the inside, their bodies may be at high risk for a number of health problems and syndromes.
One of the best ways to determine whether you may be skinny fat is to have your body composition analyzed and your percentage of body fat determined.
So are you ready to take that next step in your health journey?