People who are sporting a beer belly or large stomach may be in danger of more than just being overweight. People that are heavier are thought to have denser bones. This really isn’t the case at all. Carrying around that extra weight is actually weakening your bones.
Men and women should both be aware of this. The more belly fat you have, the higher the risk for a lower bone density exists. The hip bones are affected the most since much of the fat and fatty muscles surround them.
People who have a sedentary lifestyle or are just couch potatoes in general are more at risk. When you eat less and healthier foods in proper portions, move around more you will not gain but lose belly fat, decrease the fat in the muscles and reduce the strain on the bones that are weakened by excess fat.
Types of belly fat are liver fat, visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Liver fat is normal in the liver to an extent without causing symptoms. Excess fat present in the liver, causing inflammation can increase triglycerides in the liver cells, lead to cirrhosis, fibrosis, scarring and hardening of the liver as well as liver cancer. Visceral fat is fat that is bad for your health and is a health risk. It wraps itself around internal organs, protrudes the stomach, it has been linked to dementia due to leptin, a hormone released through the belly or visceral fat that helps regulate appetite, memory and learning. Excess visceral fat increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and strokes. Subcutaneous fat is fat that is found just under the skin. When subcutaneous fat is in excess it can be dangerous to your health and cause large bellies to show. Some subcutaneous is necessary under the skin especially around the buttocks and thighs until it becomes excessive.
Some ways to control excessive eating, which can increase weight and weight is to be more active. Don’t eat or snack on the couch, don’t eat or snack while watching television, talking on the cell phone, working on the computer or sitting down and reading. People tend to consume more when multi-tasking and eating at the same time. Start with light exercise, consuming healthier foods, limiting portions, doing something else to try and curb the munchies and seek medical advice to get a healthy diet to follow to start a healthier lifestyle and lose that belly fat and be on your way to sculpting your shape to a healthier figure.