Losing weight from any part of your body can be hard, as many of us know all too well. But the good news is, shedding belly fat can be a tiny bit easier than slimming down your hips, thighs, or other parts of your body.That’s because women tend to store more temporary fat in their bellies. “The fat stores are gained and lost,” says Lawrence Cheskin, MD, chair of the department of nutrition and food studies at George Mason University and director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. “By and large, belly fat comes off easier in the sense that it comes off first. That’s where a good amount of the fat is lost from.”But just because belly fat comes off a bit more easily doesn’t make it less dangerous. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. “Belly fat is unfortunately the most dangerous location to store fat,” says Dr. Cheskin. Because belly fat—also known as visceral fat, or the deep abdominal fat that surrounds your … [Read more...] about 12 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat for Good, According to Weight Loss Experts
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Have a hefty weight loss goal? You don't need to spend hours upon hours in the gym to drop pounds—in fact, you probably don't need a gym membership at all. One of the most powerful ways to lose weight is simple: Walk! Walking for weight loss may even be more effective than running, according to a recent British study. Researchers found that people who regularly took brisk walks weighed less than those devoted to other types of physical activity, including running, swimming, and cycling. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Why walking is so good for youWalking is astonishingly powerful and scientifically proven by study after study—walking transforms your body and mind. In fact, research shows it can add almost two years to your life. Of course, there’s the major perk that sneaking in those steps helps you shed unwanted weight; one Canadian study found that an hour-long brisk walk every day reduced belly fat in women by 20% over 14 weeks. But going for a trek can … [Read more...] about How to Start Walking for Weight Loss (Even When You Have 50+ Pounds to Lose)
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. We now know that this type of fat, called visceral fat, is metabolically active and churns out stress hormones like cortisol and inflammatory substances called cytokines that affect you body’s production of insulin. The result is worse than just being generally overweight; you’re looking at increased risks of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and even dementia.Unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs. Sometimes, it’s genetics—maybe your mother was more apple-shaped. Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good
Health Obesity Fat Diet Excess storage of fat is linked to many different chronic diseases. But some areas of fat storage on the body are worse than others. In general, women have greater absolute body fat percentages than men. Typically, women carry more fat around the legs, hip and buttocks, as well as the chest and upper arms. Women have more subcutaneous fat—the fat you can pinch under your skin—while men typically have more visceral fat, which is stored in and around the abdominal organs. People who have greater fat stores around their butt and thigh (gluteal-femoral) regions are at lower risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, than those with greater fat stores around their middle. Why is belly fat more dangerous? Excess fat around the tummy is subcutaneous fat—which you can pinch—as well as visceral fat, which is in and around the organs in the abdominal cavity and only visible using medical scans. Researchers have found excess … [Read more...] about Why Is Belly Fat the Most Dangerous Fat of All?
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