Most probably, excess body fat and obesity are the biggest problems that people in the modern world face. According to the World Health Organization, or WHO, more than 1.9 billion adults have been overweight in 2014. This is about 25 percent of the human worldwide population.


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When talking about excess body fat, it’s important to know that there are different types of obesity. Hence, we should treat each obesity in a different way.

Types Of Obese Personalities

As of now, studies have specified that there are 6 different types of obese personalities. Obese persons are classified as follows:

1. Healthy and young females – obese women who have some health complications, such as type 2 diabetes;
2. Heavy drinking males – obese men who have some health complications, accompanied with an increased alcohol consumption;
3. Unhappy and anxious women and men, middle-aged – increased weight, poor physical and mental health;
4. Healthy and affluent elderly – increased weight, accompanied with high blood pressure. The overall health is mostly good;
5. Happy, but physically sick elderly – increased weight, accompanied with chronic diseases. They are happy in general;
6. With the poorest health – increased weight, chronic diseases and economically deprived status.

Identifying the different types of obesity can make a difference in the selected treatment and weight loss program. This is because each of the obese personalities has different problems, affecting their weight and obesity.

Obesity And Body Fat Distribution

According to the distribution of body fat, obesity can also be divided into 6 areas.

1. Obesity In The Upper Part Of Body

This is often a sign of excessive food intake. To put this type of obesity under control, it requires regular workouts and a healthy diet. If it’s not taken seriously and treated in time, it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and apnea.

2. Bloated Stomach

Usually, this is a result of excessive alcohol intake. If this is the case, the affected person should reduce the intake of alcohol. Also, it should start with a healthy diet and regular physical activities.

3. Excess Fat In The Lower Abdomen

This is a common symptom of anxiety and depression. The treatment requires regular workouts and a practice of stress relief methods, such as yoga.

4. Big Belly And Excess Fat In The Upper Back

Sedentary life is the biggest cause of this obesity. The treatment requires regular physical activities and a healthy diet. The people affected by it should try to keep their blood sugar level as stable as possible. Hence, a diet of small snacks throughout the entire day is more recommendable than three main meals.

5. Obesity In The Lower Part Of The Body, Particularly The Hips and Buttocks

This type of obesity is typical for women. Men rarely have it. Regular cardiovascular training has proven to be very effective when trying to reduce some weight.

6. Obesity In The Lower Part Of The Body, Particularly Affecting The Legs

This type is common for pregnant women. It’s best to consult training experts, to recommend you specific exercises for legs downsizing.

No matter where your fat is, you have to exercise regularly in order to burn it. You also need to incorporate a healthy diet and be careful what you eat, since your health is at stake.

Experts advise that all types of obesity can be solved with moderate aerobic exercises, from 30 to 60 minutes a day, for 5 days a week. You can also try hiking, running, cycling or swimming. All of these exercises are perfect for burning the body fat and weight loss. You should also practice exercises for the back, to strengthen the muscles and improve your posture.