The dangers of having alot of abdominal fat

Abdominal Fat

Recently, it seems that the ” beer belly ” is back in fashion, it is said that life is to be enjoyed and that there is no need to be aware of aesthetics. Although such a belief of self-acceptance and enjoyment emanates from good intentions, the reality is that having a lot of fat in the abdomen represents a health risk. If you do not lose the fat around the belly fast enough, you run the risk of falling victim to the so-called “deadly quartet”.

Abdominal fat has a very fast metabolism that produces and releases hundreds of chemical messengers . These substances trigger inflammatory processes. In this way, toxic accumulations in the liver can occur and, in the worst case, liver failure occurs. If abdominal fat is added to high blood pressure, alterations in lipid metabolism or a high glycemia value, doctors talk about metabolic syndrome.

With three of these four factors, the probability of a life-threatening heart attack or stroke increases. Therefore, the metabolic syndrome is also described as a ” deadly quartet “.

Not all abdominal fats are the same . Doctors distinguish between internal abdominal fat and external abdominal fat. The external one can be taken between the fingers. These are subcutaneous fatty tissues or the famous “handles”. The internal abdominal fat, on the other hand, is the most dangerous, because in principle it is not noticeable.

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You can check if you have a lot or little abdominal fat . For this you have to measure the waist between the ribs and the hip bone. The danger begins when abdominal fat exceeds 102 centimeters in men and 88 centimeters in women. In those cases, it is imperative to lose weight.

If you want to reduce abdominal fat, you have to give up alcohol for a good time and give up very fatty and heavy foods . However, food is not everything. Physical activity is also very important. You should exercise at least three times a week for about 45 minutes.

In order to sustain the physical activity, it is important to practice a sport that you like . If you have to gather courage to go to the pool, maybe it’s better to choose another physical activity such as biking. What must be clear is that to eliminate the calories of a 530-calorie chocolate bar, you have to run for 57 minutes or ride a bicycle for 76 mins. That is to say that physical activity alone does not work if the diet is not adequate.

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Emy Torres

Emy holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and currently freelances part-time for The Talking Democrat.