You see it at the beach, you see it strutting around the mall in a pair of short shorts, you even see it strutting down the catwalk. What is it? It’s skinny-fat syndrome. Come again?Skinny-fat syndrome may not be the proper medical term, but I think we all know what it is and the signs. It’s what you’d call a person who by all the fancy height and weight charts or BMI rankings, and what the numbers on the scale reflect back to them, are not overweight at all. In fact there are plenty of skinny-fat people who are clinically underweight but should you look a little deeper than the scale you’d discover that their level of body fat is too high.
If you’re still grappling with this idea, think of some of the runway models you see; those girls may be pin thin but as they strike a pose, cock a hip, turn, and strut back down the runway the rear view is a bit jiggly. Their thighs are not firm and you may even see, gasp, some cellulite!The reason for this extra shake in the rear is that many people avoid strength training or exercise that is strenuous enough to firm up those muscles.