How Well Do You Know Your Body Fat?

Body fat is known anatomically as adipose tissue. You would be hard pressed to find someone who actually enjoys the sight of this substance, especially if they have an abundance of it. However, although commonly maligned for being awfully bad, there is actually a good side to fat.

Think of it as any popular city across America. There’s a beautiful side and an ugly side. It is in your best interest to become well acquainted with both sides so you can act accordingly with your personal health and wellness.

Anatomy Of Body Fat

The most common type of fat is the stuff you can visibly see. It can build up pretty much anywhere on the body, but for men it is most common in the stomach and sides, while for women it is most abundant in the thighs, hips and butt.

In medical terminology, the area around the stomach is called android, while the hip and thigh region is known as gynoid.

Women tend to have more body fat than men because of basic physiological differences, including, hormones, breasts, and sexual organs. Plus, women need more body fat as it plays a role in ovulation.