VERY DAMAGING BELLY FAT
OFICIALLY THE WORST and VERY DAMAGING BELLY FAT!!!
No doubt, excess body fat poses significant health risks and most are aware of the fact. BUT the location of the fat deposits may even be a better indicator of disease risk. The WHR (waist-to-hip ration) helps differentiate android (apple-shaped) individuals from those who are gynoid (pear-shaped).
Those who are apple-shaped carry excess fat in the abdominal area, while pear-shaped individuals carry excess fat in the hips and thighs. though any extra fat weight is detrimental to a person’s health, those who are android and have a high WHR have a greater health risk.
Visceral fat contributes to android fat distribution and is VERY DAMAGING, not only because it encroaches on the vital organs of the body, but also because excess abdominal fat has been associated with insulin resistance. There is a strong correlation between excess abdominal fat and a number of health risks, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. Moreover, belly fat contributes to mortality factor, it increases the risk x 2 if not x 3.
According to a study presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress, belly fat is the worst!
“Of the 2,562 subjects who have passed away since this data was initially collected, 1,138 deaths were cardiovascular related. The RISK OF DEATH for people of NORMAL WEIGHT with CENTRAL OBESITY was 2.08 times higher than for people with both a normal BMI (body mass index” and a normal waist-to-hip ratio. The risk of cardiovascular death, specifically, was 2.75 times higher for the former group. Both total and cardiovascular mortality were also higher in the group with normal BMI and a HIGH WHR (waist-to-hip ratio ) than even in those with BMIs in the obesity range.”
HOW TO calculate your WHR “Waist-to-Hip Ratio”?
STEP 1: Determine your circumferences for waist an hips
1) measure your waist at the smallest part of your belly
2) measure your hips at the fullest part of your hips
STEP 2: The waist measurement is divided by the hip measurement
STEP 3: Determine if you are “AT RISK”
The worst rates are:
*MALES: >0.95 (you are at risk!)
*FEMALES: >0.86 (you are at Risk!)
Excellent RATES are as follows:
LET'S DISCUSS WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
For every 1-inch (2.5 cm)l increase in waist circumference, the following associated health risks are found:
- Blood Pressure increases by 10%
- Blood Cholesterol Level Increases by 18%
- Metabolic Syndrome risk increases by 18%
- Triglycerides increase by 18 % as well
Many studies have shown that weight loss is effective in lowering both the blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
HIGH RISK CATEGORY as follows:
*FEMALES: 35.5-43.0 inches (90-109 cm)
*MALES: 39.5 – 47.0 Inches (100-120 cm)
VERY HIGH RISK CATEGORY as follows:
*FEMALES: >43.5 inches (>110 cm)
*MALES: > 47.0 Inches (>120 cm)
If you fall into these categories, you might want considering changing your lifestyle by paying more attention to your daily nutrition, stress levels, and getting into habit exercising regularly.