Belly fat have been an issue that attracts great concern in the world today, especially to those that are mindful of their physique and fitness. Too many adults have accumulated a lot of fat in their midsection, which results in protruding stomach. This condition is mostly seen among the black race. In Nigeria today, people went as far as categorising it as "a sign of good living". They believe that their good way of life, diet (base on their beliefs), and healthy (still on the contrary) lifestyles are all manifesting in their big tummy.
All the facts and claims that they belief is quite positive to them, but looking at it from the medical perspective (which is authentic) you will come to realise that belly fat poses a lot of risks to our health. I know the question that some might be asking now is, what are the health risks associated with belly fat? Research have proven that abdominal fat can eventually lead to health issues like:
- High blood pressure
- Higher cholesterol levels
- High blood sugar and insulin resistance, and
- Heart disease.
With all these health risk associated with it, as many that are harbours the idea of seeing it as a sign of good living might be having a second thought right about now. Too many people might agree that belly fat deforms the shape of a person and makes him or her to appear overweight, but it is not simply being overweight that is the problem but where the weight is located and the risk it creates. For example, the fat around your mid-section is far more dangerous than an extra fat around your thighs or bottom.
As humans grow and attain a certain age, the men are more likely to have issues with belly fat, because the belly is the area that men normally pick up weight. The ladies, however, tends to gain weight at their hips and butt area more easily. The ladies gaining weight at the aforementioned areas does not mean that they do not pick up weight around the mid-section or abdomen too. This occurs especially during menopause when their oestrogen levels become lower and they start to pick up weight the same way that men do.
With the knowledge of the fact that women tends to pick up weight around the abdomen area during menopause, some women starts to stress about the idea of what will happen to them when they enter into the menopausal stage. This is indeed a bad move. Studies have proven that increased stress levels increases your chances of picking up weight around your abdominal area even higher.
Since we have know about the dangers associated with belly fat, is better we look for methods of reducing, reversing or checkmating it from occurring. The good news i am bringing to you is that belly fat can be prevented by matching your calories in with your calories out on a daily basis. That is for prevention. Now, i know some people might be asking, what about those that already have a bit of extra weight around their belly? well, there is also a good news for such group of people, because belly fat can actually be reduced and taken away completely.
Ways of reducing belly fat
The process of reducing belly fat is definitely not as easy as that of preventing it, because the deed have already been done. But the good news is that, definitely, it can still be achieved. The first tips or method you have to stick to in order to achieve a belly fat reduction is to:
1. Follow a good weight loss diet
There are lots of weight loss diet out there that have been proven potent and effective. Stick to one of them and ensure that you follow the instructions and consume foods that are listed in the diet. In subsequent post i should be talking a lot about diets involved in weight loss program.
2. Get plenty of exercise
Involving yourself in lots of workout is another working strategy of reducing belly fat and weight in general. Despite the fact that some people usually say, that there is no diet or exercise that is particularly tailored at fat loss in someone's tummy. The weight loss is definitely going to affect all the parts of your body, but the muscles in the abdomen can be toned with specific exercise which helps along the process. All these methods will definitely lead to a reduction in belly fat
Do you have a friend, colleague or family members that are eagerly searching for ways on how to lose belly fat? Kindly share this information with them because it might come out handy.