Belly fat has been shown to be the most dangerous form of body fat. It is called a variety of names but it all means the same thing...deposits of excess fat around the stomach area.
It seems that Americans are busier than ever, surviving on little sleep and bad fast-food diets that seem to get oversized too frequently. Coffee, often purchased at a drive through on the way to work gives temporary relief but there never seems to be enough time to work-out.
There are three ways to to get rid of the belly fat:
1. Eat foods that burn fat 2. Exercise more and on a regular basis 3. Try to get more sleep
Until recently, BMI or body mass index (a measurement of weight in relation to height), was used as a key factor in determining the likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancers. Now, researchers around the world are discovering that BMI is the wrong number to rely on and dangerously misleading.
Researches comparing body types say that have pear shaped bodies have higher health risks than those with apple shaped bodies. Excess weigh concentrated in the middle of you body presents real problems.
Dr. Tobias Pischon, lead author of a recent study that focused on the correlation between abdominal fat and colon cancer, stated in a Reuters Health report that this type of fat is more alarming. Belly fat is "metabolically active" and could possibly increase colon cancer risk by raising levels of certain hormones that affect cell growth, including the growth of cancer cells.
Check with your doctor to see what your waste-to-hip ratio is and to see if you are above or below average.
Decide to make the changes you want in your life...and follow a sensible proven plan for weight reduction.
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