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Exercise and Fitness

Spot Fat Reduction

07/20/2001

Question:

Are there any exercises I can do to target fat reduction? I am especially concerned about my upper arms. Thank you for your help.

Answer:

Weight reduction occurs throughout the body, not in specific areas. `Spot reduction` is not possible. Aerobic exercise helps burn calories and therefore should be encouraged for weight reduction in general. Cardiovascular exercise performed 3-5 days per week for 30-60 minutes per session will help shed body fat.

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Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati