At this young age, do not let your excess body fat, especially in the waist, abdomen, and thighs. In addition to making the body is no longer sexy, fat accumulates in the thigh can affect your mobility in the old days.
A study conducted by scientists from Wake Forest University found that an increase in thigh fat can slow down the mobility of older adults. Other studies have also shown that even young children were likely to experience health problems associated with excess fat on the thighs.
This is not the first study linking fat thighs with the loss of strength and movement of a person’s mobility. A study published in the journal Geriatrics & Gerontology International in 2010, for example, stated that the fat in the thigh causing poor balance in the elderly and affects mobility.
But so far studies have not linked whether fat thighs have an influence on the metabolic effects such as abdominal fat, which includes heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
“The decline in walking speed and mobility not only age-related effect on muscle mass, but also associated with increased fat in the thigh area,” said Kristen Beavers, PhD, lead author of the study.
The researchers used data from the study of Aging’s Health, Aging, and Body Composition, involving several thousand adults aged 70-something years. Researchers looked at how changes in fat mass can affect the speed of walking, and found that the increase in thigh fat and thigh muscle decline is a significant independent predictor of the decline in walking speed.
Adults with fat thighs will ever faster lose thigh muscle strength, and has the greatest risk of decline in walking speed. Though parents are associated with slow cognitive decline, disability, and even premature death.
On the other hand, the muscle strength of older adults correlated to increased mental, mobility, and longevity. It is possible that body fat can affect mobility even at an early age.
In one study of children aged 9 to 12 years, published in the journal Bone and Mineral Research, researchers linked the lack of fat and thigh fat pads bone strength, indicating the risk for osteoporosis, heart failure, and fractures later in life.