Stomach Obesity – Serious Threat to One’s Health

There is only one number-one reason why you should lose weight – to prevent disease and improve one’s overall health. Having excess fats or being overweight or obese has serious health risks – most especially – if you have a large tummy.

Excess fats located mostly on one’s tummy or stomach area places you at a much higher risk for type-2 diabetes and other related diseases, and this means – a possible threat to your life or quality of overall health.

What is Stomach Obesity? Obesity

Stomach obesity, also known as Central obesity is a type of obesity classified as having too much fat deposit under the skin around one’s abdominal/ mid-section (subcutaneous fats), as well as inside the body around ones internal organs most especially the stomach (visceral fats).

Typically, a person is considered clinically obese if he has a BMI or Body Mass Index (weight-in-kg/ height-in-meters2) of 30 and up, and considered morbidly/ extremely obese if he has a BMI reaching up to 40 plus (Type III Obesity). On the other hand, BMI is not the only indication of a person’s risks to the various diseases associated to being overweight or obese. Waist circumference must also be taken into consideration.

For instance, even if a person falls under the normal BMI weight range but have a waist circumference of 35 inches for women or 40 inches for men, then it means he or she is considered at a high risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, or stroke.

Visceral Fats – High-Risk and Hard to Lose

Having a large waist circumference is a sure indicator that you have too much visceral fats inside your body (surrounding your organs), not just directly underneath your skin. Visceral fats promote Type-2 Diabetes and what is worse is the fact that these types of fats are the hardest ones to lose.

In rare cases, an obese individual may undergo a strict weight loss program for quite some time yet still have a lot of remaining visceral fats in his system. During these times, a doctor may already prescribe him or her some weight loss medications to help remove the stubborn fats.

Another note that might be worthy of mention is that visceral fats cannot usually be removed by invasive methods or surgery such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. Some surgeons may attempt removing one’s visceral fats but without posing a serious threat to one’s life.

As always, the best way to lose any kind of fat, even visceral fats is maintain a permanently healthy lifestyle for at least one year or more. A balanced diet that is low in sweets, fats, or carbohydrates as well as a fitness routine of at least two times per (total of at least 30 to 40 hours a-week) is necessary.

So have you measured your weight and waist circumference lately? If you are concerned about your health and greatly value your life, then don’t just care much whether you look sexy or not based on your shape or weight. Much more important is monitoring your weight and size of waist so that you can know whether you are already at risk for serious life-threatening diseases.

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