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Monday, May 20, 2013
Exercise and Fitness
Spot Fat Reduction
Are there any exercises I can do to target fat reduction? I am especially concerned about my upper arms. Thank you for your help.
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.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati