The sports category has moved to a new website.

Why it's easy for African women to gain weight

Why black women carry more weight

The reason for this could be the black culture of being more accepting bigger bodies and why African women find it easier to gain weight.

Here are 3 main reasons why it's easy for African women to gain weight

1. Our metabolic rate

ADVERTISEMENT

Studies show that black women have a lower resting metabolism. This means that you need less energy to conduct physical activities. Your body burns less calories which could lead to weight gain.

2. Higher chances of insulin resistance

Black women have a higher chance of insulin resistance. Which means that they more prone to excess fat storage.

3. Black women can be healthy with a higher BMI

ADVERTISEMENT

Even with a higher body mass index, black women can be physically fit.

This leads to the conclusion that lifestyle choices are the determining factor with regards to a black woman's health rather than the numbers.

Source:

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

7 attires to avoid if you struggle with sweaty feet and hands

7 attires to avoid if you struggle with sweaty feet and hands

Family misfortune that pushed Oparanya to have 2 wives & a girlfriend

Family misfortune that pushed Oparanya to have 2 wives & a girlfriend

8 fun activities to strengthen family bonds

8 fun activities to strengthen family bonds

Step-by-step guide on how to remove stubborn yellow stains from your toilet

Step-by-step guide on how to remove stubborn yellow stains from your toilet

Recommended foods & drinks to have after tear gas exposure

Recommended foods & drinks to have after tear gas exposure

Posting your kids online? They might never be the same—here's what to do

Posting your kids online? They might never be the same—here's what to do

Prevent sickle cell: 6 genetic combos to know before having kids with your current bae

Prevent sickle cell: 6 genetic combos to know before having kids with your current bae

Kenya’s fitness concert  set to make you dance & sweat

Kenya’s fitness concert set to make you dance & sweat

Pulse Live & ISBI launch innovative program to transform creative ideas into profits

Pulse Live & ISBI launch innovative program to transform creative ideas into profits

ADVERTISEMENT