Did you know that your belly area is the first to pack on weight and the last to lose it? Did you know also that belly fat, even when a person is otherwise very fit, can cause a ton of health problems? According to a study done by the American Journal of Hypertension “A larger waist measurement predicts the development of high blood pressure, regardless of total body fat.” Other studies have found that belly fat is linked to higher total cholesterol, insulin resistance, colorectal cancer, and diabetes.
So how do we take care of this problem area? After researching this, you can bet my Piyo CORE workout got a little extra attention today. Do we need more crunches and planks? Well, those are great for the abdominal muscles, but they aren’t necessarily going to get rid of the insulation. Belly fat is affected more by your nutrition and lifestyle than it is by your fitness level. Crazy!
Here are a few quick tips that can help you blast away the belly fat, revealing those pretty abdominal muscles you’ve been working so hard to find. Which of these tips do you think is YOUR problem area?