Fact or Fiction: Spot Reduction

How many times have you heard a girl talk about getting a “thigh gap” and do a million squats to try to lose weight in her thighs? This is called spot reduction, and it is a weight loss myth. You cannot pick and choose the areas of your body you lose fat from. But you can control the areas you strengthen and gain muscle. By building muscle, your body will burn more energy with the potential to lose fat. However, you lose fat from the places you most recently gained it. Therefore, it is in your best interest to exercise for overall health benefits and appreciate your body for what it allows you to do, rather than what you wish it looked like!

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