How to Shed Off Your Belly Fat
Recently, a survey was conducted asking American readers to vote for the body part that they least like. The result is overwhelmingly high for belly. There is more to the flabby belly, however, than not looking your best in a swimwear.
Causes and Ill Effects of Belly Fat:
The two primary reasons for having belly fat are unhealthy eating habits (like eating junk food) and no time for exercise. Trans fat and stress brought about by working late in the office also help pile up the inches in the midsection of our body.
A stigma in American society is the reality that Americans are workaholics. We work to the bones. Everyday, more and more people are being sleep deprived and stressed because our nation is a nation of winners and hard workers, therefore, putting pressure on the average office employee.
Seemingly harmless, belly fat can pose a risk on your health. Studies have shown that a large presence of belly fat in our body leads to cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, and some types of cancer. It is best to watch your weight to avoid frequent visits to your family physician.
Tips to Burn Belly Fat:
The following are tips that can help you lose inches off your waist:
- Avoid Trans Fats: An American University study has recently shown that Trans fat is one of the leading reasons for the accumulation of belly fat as well as cardiovascular diseases.
- Get More Sleep: Studies state that people who lack sleep (sleeping for only four hours a day) are likely to become obese compared to people who get enough sleep (seven o nine hours).
- Proper Stress Management: Our body releases a variety of hormones such as cortisol, insulin and adrenaline when we are stressed. High levels of cortisol in the body leads to increased appetite, food consumption and creation of fat, thus more fat in the stomach area.