Why Do Certain Areas of Fat Not Respond to Exercise?

So, here we are. Another year has almost come and gone, and you might be thinking about your New Year's resolutions for the next go around the sun. While many people resolve to join a gym and slim down, you might be feeling that you have tried this in the past and seen little of the results. You might have worked out five times a week, only to find certain areas of stubborn body fat would not respond, no matter how much you exercised. But why does this happen, and what can you do about it? 

There are many fat deposits in the body that might not respond to exercise in the way you’d hoped, and there are many reasons for this. Dr. Ramin Tayani and the rest of our team at the DermaBare med spa want to help you look exactly the way you want. Fortunately, there are several options for dealing with areas of fat that don’t respond to exercise. 

When exercise isn’t enough

We always want to believe that, with hard work, fortitude, and self-discipline, we can get rid of stubborn fat. But this isn’t always true. For example, studies show that exercise cannot be counted on to reduce fat in a specific area, even in the area that’s most engaged in the specific exercise. 

Why exercise doesn’t help with all types of fat

There are certain areas of fat on the body that we need, even if we don’t want them. This includes subcutaneous fat, which is stored below your skin, and visceral fat, which is stored over your abdomen to protect your organs. Too much visceral fat can certainly be a problem, but what if you’re exercising and doing everything right, and you still can’t seem to lose that belly? This might be due to your genetic makeup. Some people simply hold onto fat because of the way their bodies are made, and different people will often hold onto it in different places. 

How you can lose exercise-resistant fat 

If you have areas of fat on your body that are resistant to exercise, it might be because your body isn’t built to lose fat easily in that area. 

If you are concerned about these areas of fat, however, you have options. Certain exercises, such as upper body exercises, can strengthen your core and allow you to stand straighter, which will make you look thinner. Cardio workouts can also help you lose more weight faster, even if it isn’t in the specific area of concern. 

You may also choose to seek out a service like body sculpting, which will allow you to get rid of the stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to exercise. Dr. Tayani can help you get rid of that excess fat in areas like the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, back, and more, which will allow you to have the slimmer, more streamlined look you’ve always wanted. 

Can I get rid of certain areas of body fat? 

Even if some areas of your body are resistant to exercise, you can potentially rid yourself of the unnecessary fat stored there and start looking thinner with body sculpting. The DermaBare team in Laguna Niguel, California, can help. Call 949-545-6600 to set up an appointment, or you can make an appointment online at your leisure. 

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