As we get older, our body fat tends to increase, and usually the increase is around your midsection. A growing pot belly not only makes it difficult to zip a pair of jeans, but it’s also not good for your health. Tummy fat may contribute to health problems, but you can lose the belly and improve your overall health by following a healthy diet and exercise plan.
What is Belly Fat?
The two types of fat in your body are subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat you can pinch. And, in addition to contributing to your pot belly, this type of fat is also the fat on your hips and butt.
However, visceral fat is the primary contributor to your growing mid-section. This type of fat is found deep in your abdominal area, surrounding your vital organs. Visceral fat is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer in women and gallbladder problems. While extra fat anywhere on your body is no good for your health, visceral fat is especially concerning.
Let’s find out five simple steps by which we can avoid losing our beauty especially when it comes to the embarrassing ”pot-bellies.”
1.Sleeping Late At Night
A good night’s sleep is absolutely medicinal especially for that tummy as we have been made to believe our bodies through a good night sleep release the needed antigens which burns all forms of unwanted fats and oils. But just imagine if these antigens are absent, where does the oils and fats all go? Your guess is as good as mine.