Do you have too much belly fat? Or is your belly too visible when you tuck your office uniform? Yes, belly fat in fact is something we all want gone. Some amount of fat is normal, it helps to cushion your bones and organs and provides your body with protection. However, If you carry too much fat around your waist, it might become a cause of concern. But then again You can cut any type of fat by exercising and following a strict low carb diet. Why do you think is the reason that most of the fat in body get stored on the belly? Here are few reasons.
Believe it or not, the one thing that could be a reason behind your belly fat would be stress and hypertension. Whether it's regarding your works being piled up, or having to do way more house chores, or the upcoming exams, stress can sometimes be a pain in your ass. It can quite increase the level of cortisol in your blood, which leads to fat accumulating in the body. That being said, when it comes to fat, your lifestyle behavior plays a vital role too. When was the last time you got involved in any physical activity? or the last time you actually stepped in a gym? Or will you rather spent more time infront of your TV, or reading a book on the couch? In short, a sedentary lifestyle is the major cause of occurrence in abdominal fat. So now, if you belong to that section you know what you need to do.
When talking about stress, the one thing we observe most would be stress-eating/over-eating. Most of us when we face a break-up or a harder time in life, we sit on the sofa, tune to a TV show with a ice cream bucket on your hands. For those, they are so focused into whatever it is that they are eating and for that moment everything seems to be all right. Do not get me wrong i am sure most of you have reached that phase by now. What did you get from that? Additional fat to your abdomen?According to medical experts, belly fat can be very dangerous, it can lead to a number of health problems including heart diseases, diabetes, strokes or sleep apnea. There are a lot more you can add to this list.
Though we all humans are created equally, something's work on us differently. Likewise, fat acts differently for different people. For some, the fat may accumulate in the lower section of your body, and for some of you the fat tends to store around the middle section. Genetics is a determinant of how fats are distributed among your body. meaning if your parents or grandparents have a history in excess belly fat, then you are more likely to have the same. So I guess after all, the statement " Like father, like son " is true. Other than genetics, the one thing that could be a reason behind your belly fat would be your hormones. As women progress towards their middle years, the ratio of the body fat increases compared to the body weight. This can be most seen during menopause, when the levels of estrogen goes down, and the amount of androgen increases, exposing you to a greater chance in fat accumulation in the waist. Hormones actually regulate the fat concentration in the body, and your figure depends entirely on it!
Lastly, did you know the way you sit could even be a cause in fat storage in your belly? If you have read this infront of your computer or your phone and you have been slouching all the time, sit-straight. And put more focus on your posture.