Can we target specific areas for fat loss through exercise?
Unfortunately, the answer is no.
While it’s true that our bodies store fat in different areas, such as muscles and under the skin,
fat is not sourced from the exercise area alone.
In order to use fat as energy, it must be converted into free fatty acids that can travel through the bloodstream to be utilised. This means that the fat energy we use is initially stored as triglycerides in the muscle or skin, then converted into free fatty acids and delivered through the blood to wherever it’s needed in the body. As a result, we have no control over where the fat comes from or where it goes.
This is why exercise alone cannot lead to targeted fat loss in specific areas of the body. To achieve weight loss and maintain good health, it’s necessary to focus on a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.
In addition, incorporating other healthy habits into your lifestyle, such as getting enough sleep and managing stress, can also contribute to overall wellness.