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What Are The 5 Interesting Myths About Body Fats

What Are The 5 Interesting Myths About Body Fats

There are few people who actually understand what body fats are, why they have it really and what all they can’t do or can do to get rid of it completely. Here are some of the myths about body fats you need to know.

Without exercise, muscle will turn into fats

Many people believe without exercising their muscles will turn into fats. The truth is muscles and fats are at all interchangeable. Just like you cannot turn bone cells to nerve cells, your muscles too cannot turn into fat.

You can target the body part you want to lose fat

Spot reducing is what most people believe. In fact, people try different methods to achieve it as well.  But the truth is when you lose body fat, you lose it almost in an uniform way. If you begin with curves, you tend to lose weight with curves. So, when you lose fat, your silhouette will be more or less the same, only smaller.

Fat cells are a place to store fat

Till recently, people believed that fat cells were places or more likely bags to store fat.  in reality, fat cells are known to produce hormones that are released into your bloodstream that sends signals to your body parts. Also, it simply doesn’t sit in a place, it moves around the entire body, moving in and out of the cells.

Try to get the body fat as low as you can

Even though having excess fat can be a threat to your health, but you need some fat.  Body fat is important since it produces hormones, provides insulin and more. For men, the healthy fat levels are around 15% and for women it is around 22%.

Fat weighs quite less than the muscles

This is something that many people believe, but this is not correct. A pound is just a pound, be it a pound of muscles or fat, both have same weights. But you can say muscles are denser. This means a pound of fat can take up more space than muscles.

You need to have a clear understanding of saturated and unsaturated fats to know how it is helpful or harmful.