How to lose belly fat found in multiple 2011 studies

2011-12-29 12:39

Thanks to researchers, we've learned much about how to there are steps get rid of dangerous abdominal fat that can lead to heart disease, diabetes and cancer, found in multiple studies from 2011.

This year, researchers have discovered even more about the power of regular physical activity for beating depression, curbing migraine headaches, keeping the brain fit , preventing and managing diabetes, reducing pain and more. One of the most important findings is that getting rid of dangerous abdominal fat can lead to long-term health and longevity.

Remember to speak with your doctor before starting an exercise program, especially if you’ve been sedentary.

Fat in the belly is now known to be the worst kind for raising the risk of disease. It’s important to understand it’s not just unsightly fat around the middle that causes health problems – it’s the kind that accumulates in the abdominal cavity and can surround organs that lead to disease.

Researchers know abdominal fat can promote diabetes and cardiovascular disease in ways not previously understood because of hormones that are produced that adversely affect health. Fat in the belly is biologically active.

Aerobic exercise
If your New Year’s goal is to burn fat in the mid-section, consider aerobic exercise – anything that uses large muscle groups. Examples include swimming, ‘power walking and cycling.

Duke University researchers found aerobic exercise is the best way to get rid of fat that lies deep in the abdominal cavity.

According to their research, published August 2011, aerobic activity helps rid the body of visceral fat – the kind that lies under the skin and can lead to heart disease, diabetes, asthma and even cancer. In their study, aerobics was compared to resistance training and a combination of the two. Aerobic exercise was found to burn 67% more calories that lead to weight loss in the comparison.

The good news is you don’t have to start out with high intensity exercise. According to Cris Slentz, Ph.D., lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Physiology, "What really counts is how much exercise you do, how many miles you walk and how many calories you burn," he says. "If you choose to work at a lower aerobic intensity, it will simply take longer to burn the same amount of unhealthy fat."


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