Your belly is one of the most prone places to carry body fat.
We don’t expect you all to have abs and a six pack but having excess belly fat can put you at risk for some common health diseases. A lot of us may be a bit more self-conscious if we have a protruding belly and one or two tires on our side but this is more than a vanity issue.
It has actually been proven dangerous and you might want to think twice before not giving a damn about your ‘curvy’ figure. Excess fat can be found anywhere on your body but it is specifically more of a risk on your abdominal area.
Types of fat
In your abdominal area there are two types of fat i.e subcutaneous fat and this is what lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles. The other type is visceral fat and this type lies deeper beneath your muscles and surrounds your organs. This is what is responsible for the notorious ‘beer belly’ and is harder to get rid of. It poses a greater risk than the subcutaneous fat by far. www.healthstatus.com
Excess belly fat increase your chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, some cancers and stroke. What makes visceral fat more dangerous is the fact that it releases more inflammatory molecules into your body which is why it’s so hard to get rid of in the first place.
Losing belly fat
It may be hard and you might have even tried and not seen any results but nothing comes easy. It is possible, though, with a bit of exercise and most importantly, a healthy diet. You can never get quick results when it comes to this, but if you want to reduce your rsk of some of these lifestyle diseases a little sacrifice will come a long way.