Is your waistline becoming a wasteline?

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Folks, an expanding waistline is NOT a sign of prosperity.According to medical research, your risk of health problems increases based on where your body stores extra fat. Belly fat, which is fat around your abdomen is the worst, with hips, thighs and buttocks ranking close behind.
If you have a large waist (40 inches for men and 35 inches for women is the limit), you could be sending out a mass invitation to a variety of serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal cholesterol.  

How to get rid of belly fat?

Eat healthy, lose weight
  • Excerise: You can tone your abdominal muscles with sit ups – but the ideal way to get rid of belly fat is cardio vascular activities that include walking, swimming, aerobics, and bicycling. Basically, you need to get your blood pumping so your body can burn off the excess fat around your tummy and other places.
  • Healthy diet:  Reduce your calorie intake, but stick to a balanced diet. This means including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, etc. that fill you up, but are low in fat and calories.  Obviously, avoid fatty foods, fried stuff and sugary foods. You might also think of going easy on the booze as that is proven to cause abdominal fat deposits.
  • Stress relief:  Stress has a clear link to abdominal weight gain. So if you are always worried or stressed out, it is time to do something about it. Think relaxation techniques like yoga and other stress management methods.

Try these. They work.

It is also nice to be able to see your feet, right?

Stay healthy!

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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. Susan Deborah

    July 3, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Loved the title. Super.

    Thanks again for this post.

    Joy always,

    • Vidya Sury

      July 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      😀 Thanks Susan. I had a Eureka-ish feeling when I wrote it 😀 Joy to you, too!

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