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
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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?
You probably already know what not to do for weight loss (like literally any of these things), but there are really only two things that work when you want to drop pounds the healthy, sustainable way: eating well and exercising regularly. TBH, though, both of those things are pretty vague (and can take a lot of time and effort to get used to). And sometimes, you need a few quick, healthy-eating tips instead of one big lifestyle overhaul. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Here are five simple tricks that can be added to any diet to help when you're feeling bloated or stuck, or just want to feel... better. Try one on for size or adopt them all—these small changes can jumpstart your weight loss, wherever you are in your journey.1. Eat meals, not snacksWe've long been told to eat frequently, in small amounts, to level blood sugar. But a new study found those who ate fewer, larger meals weighed less. How so? You burn more cals processing a larger meal than lots of little ones. … [Read more...] about 5 Rules That Actually Work If You’re Trying To Lose Weight
You likely already know that genetics significantly influence who you are. They mold your unique qualities that ultimately determine your thoughts, behavioral patterns, and of course, appearance. However, can your genes also influence how quickly you lose muscle mass over time? They sure can.Although everyone gradually loses muscle with aging, some people are genetically predisposed to lose it faster and easier, and starting at an earlier age, explains Julie Chen, MD, chief clinical officer at Vitagene, a DNA-based health and wellness personalization platform. Sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle mass due to aging, often occurs as a result of lower levels of growth hormones, such as testosterone, and difficulties absorbing key nutrients we need, Chen says. (This article on your aging muscles will terrify you, but it just might change your life.)Generally, around 30+ in age, men and women can start to lose muscle mass—although it’s more common in men—but the … [Read more...] about Are Some People Genetically Predisposed To Lose Muscle More Easily?
You’ve no doubt seen ads for them on social media—and maybe even had a friend or two post about how they helped her slim down quick. Fat-burning teas are everywhere, and their lure of fast, effortless weight loss can be super tempting.But are they legit? Testimonials from slim, toned celebs might make you a believer. (If it worked for her, it’ll work for me!) And since most of the brews claim to be made with all natural, herbal ingredients, it’s easy to assume that at the very least, there’s nothing to lose.(Sculpt your belly, butt, and thighs with the 20-minute workouts in the all-new Prevention Toning Transformation!)But experts disagree. The majority of dietitians and doctors alike say teas that claim to help you burn fat are ineffective at best, and they can be dangerous at worst. Here, three share what they wish everyone new about these products—and why you should steer clear. … [Read more...] about Do Fat-Burning Teas Really Work—And Are They Safe?