Weight management 5 important things you should know to help you lose arm fat

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How to lose arm fat effectively.

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Spot reduction is virtually impossible. The human body wasn't designed to lose weight in specific areas. But there are tricks of the trade that can be learnt to help deal with stubborn arm fat.

It requires what all weight loss regimens do: a lifestyle change and discipline.

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But before you embark on a journey to help the flab under your arms to go away, here are 5 things you need to know.

1. Where the arm fat comes from

Fat cells are deposited in certain places in the body depending on genetics. According to Vixen Daily. This is why some people gain weight around their hips more than they do they belly.

2. How to get rid of arm fat

There is no escaping it. Getting rid of arm fat requires healthy diet and effective exercise.

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3. What kind of diet is best

More vegetables should be included in your diet as they are low on calories, high in fibre and increase metabolism.

Reduce intake of alcohol, processed foods, junk foods, red meat and candies.

Increase your water intake to at least 2 litres a day.

4. What kind of exercise is best

Exercises that help with the arms include triceps workouts. These include doing aerobics while using dumb bells. Others are bicep curls, skipping, push-ups and running.

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