While not exercising enough and eating too much are the most obvious causes of having excess fat, there are several other factors which can contribute to this.
Many of us find that we have a certain “problem area” on our bodies where fat tends to gather. For some it may be the stomach, while for others it may be the thighs or buttocks. Our bodies store fat in different ways and this is generally decided by genetics. This is why a certain body shape can be common amongst members of the same family – for example, you are more likely to be a “pear shape” if your mother is too, as your genetics have made it so that fat is stored around your hips and thighs.
Age can play a big part in the ways in which we burn and store fat. Our metabolism slows down as we age, which means that as we get older, even if we maintain an active, healthy lifestyle, we actually burn less calories than we did when we were younger.
Of course, women may also have to contend with pregnancy. Many women find that even after they have lost their pregnancy weight, they still retain a fat or flabby stomach. This is due to the muscles in the stomach stretching and splitting as the stomach expands during pregnancy. Hormonal changes can also contribute to weight gain, for example, the rising and falling levels of oestrogen which occur in the lead up to menopause often result in fluid retention
When the skin on the upper arms, underneath the tricep area, becomes loose and wobbly, this is often described as “bingo wings”
They are a common problem for women, although men can also suffer with them. There are three main causes of bingo wings; the first one is a sudden or dramatic loss of weight, which leaves the skin hanging loose underneath the arms. Being overweight can also cause bingo wings. The final cause is loss of elasticity in the skin brought on by ageing – even women who are very slim may find themselves developing bingo wings as they get older.
The most successful form of treatment for bingo wings is surgery, however many individuals would rather not go down this route as they can be left with quite severe scars.
Lipofirm combines two effective technologies - Radio-Frequency and Dynamic Muscle Activation, which stimulate fat reduction, while also helping to sculpt the body and tighten the skin.