Why abdominal fat is dangerous

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Extra fat, as a rule, is something we all want to get rid of. Depending on where our bodies store the excess fat would decide how risky it is for our health. Based on this premise, abdominal fat is riskiest. Fat around the abdomen is worst, while the flab around the hips, thighs, and buttocks is slightly less risky. 

So – a large waist that is greater than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women means a higher risk of developing serious illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal cholesterol. 

Tackling that belly fat 
Exercise is a solution and while sit-ups will tone your abdominal muscles, a more effective way to get rid of that belly fat is do cardiovascular activities, such as walking, swimming, aerobics, and bicycling. Get that blood pumping and burn off that stored fat around your stomach, and other places as a bonus.  

Reducing calorie intake and adopting a balanced diet is the next step. This means including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, etc. in your diet that you don’t load on the calories yet feel full.  It also means staying away from fatty, fried and sugary foods. And oh, go easy on the alcohol as it has been linked to speeding up belly fat deposits.  

The third step is eliminating or handling stress – as stress is connected to putting on belly fat. Think relaxation techniques.   

Thus – fight that belly fat with exercise, a healthy diet and stress management – and feel the difference in your overall health!

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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.


  1. Bestmac1

    January 21, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Thanks for the Blog,this is a vital information on medics that you are publishing, i hope the Blog readers will know how important it is.I must thank you for such wonderful Blog posts.

  2. Vidya Sury

    January 21, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Thank you, Bestmac1. It is comments like these that make writing a pleasure for me.

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