ABDOMINAL FAT OVERVIEW:
Abdominal fat or obesity refers to the unusual amount of fat around our abdomen. It is now increasing rapidly among the people. Abdominal fat occurs due to insufficient nutrition, the poor exercise by adopting suitable activities and changing lifestyle. There are types of abdominal fats:
- VISCERAL: In this, an unusual amount of fat is present around the person’s organs.
- SUBCUTANEOUS: In this, an impressive amount of fat is current under the person’s skin.
Visceral fat is more dangerous and affects causing than subcutaneous fat. By changing their lifestyle and daily diet, people can get rid of this issue.
EFFECTS OF ABDOMINAL FAT:
Abdominal fat or overweight or obesity is the cause of many other human diseases or health issues such as:
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
If we notice that our weight will increase, then adopt a healthy diet, suitable activities, avoid bad things and nutrition and bring different changes in the daily lifestyle, it can lose our body weight.
WHY ABDOMINAL FAT OCCURS:
There are many causes due to which our abdominal fat increases:
1) BAD NUTRITION OR BAD FOOD:
Good nutrition is the key to health. Bad food means bad health or health issues. When we start getting bad or poor diet then our health effects. Carbohydrates that we eat converts into sugar in our body. When we intake many carbohydrates in our diet and a low amount of proteins, then our weight increases. Some sugary products like cakes, candy, soda also cause:
- Weight gain
- Slow down the metabolism
- Lower the ability of a person to burn fat in the body.
Fast food that we eat and baked goods such as muffins and crackers include a large number of fats also cause obesity. Before eating something, we have to read the labels that, then whether this food contain Trans fats or not. Avoid food with Trans fats.
Many people are abusing alcohol that causes many serious health issues, including obesity.
3) LOW EXERCISE OR LACK OF EXERCISE:
In today’s daily life, we are so busy that we have no time to do exercise, and due to which we gain unusual abdominal fats because more calories are gathered in the body than they burn off. We eat many medicines and follow different diet plans by lowering our body requirements but not exercising because calories cannot be burned without challenging exercise.
4) MORE STRESS:
Cortisol (a steroid hormone) is present in the human body, and it helps control stress. During any stress, human has to suffer from a high-pressure situation. As a result, cortisol is released into the body by the pituitary gland and brings changes in our metabolism.
During a stressful situation, most people eat more. And cortisol affects the metabolism, and calories do not burn and start gathering around the belly in fat.
Research also shows that genes also affect a person’s obesity. Gene causes many changes due to which behavior, metabolism, and diseases related to obesity increase.
MC4R is a gene that encodes the melanocortin four receptors is present in the human body. When this gene is affected, the person feels hungrier and eats more food. When a person intakes the food, its fat tissues, pancreas, and digestive tract activates. They send signals to the brain through different hormones like insulin, leptin, and ghrelin, brain. As a result of these signals bring changes in the body.
All of this process depends on the genes. So any change in the genes can disturb the activities in our body.
6) POOR SLEEP:
We are so busy that we have no adequate sleeping period that our body requires in today’s time. There are many reasons for poor sleeping:
- Our work
- Social media
- Mobile phone
Due to this situation, our body loses its energy, and we feel hungrier. Due to this, we eat more and sometimes eat some unhealthy food due to which abdominal fat increases.
Research shows that smoking also causes obesity but is not the direct way to generate fat. It’s a risk factor.
PRECAUTION TO REMOVE THE ABDOMINAL FAT:
1) GOOD NUTRITION:
By eating good and healthy food in our diet, we can lose weight and avoid unusual abdominal fat. And good nutrition also has many other positive impacts on our body, and we can enjoy a healthy life. We should avoid food that contains Trans facts. We should use a sufficient amount of proteins and carbohydrates in our daily diet.We should eat fruits and vegetables to balance our proteins and carbohydrates.
2) MORE EXERCISE OR PROPER EXERCISE:
In addition to the excellent nutrition, we should also take exercise. Due to the challenging activity, we are losing body weight.
3) REDUCE STRESS:
We should take meditation and yoga to relieve stress.
4) PROPER SLEEPING PERIOD:
We should take care of our sleeping to rest, heal, and recover our bodies. Proper sleeping is key to good health.
5) AVOID SMOKING AND ALCOHOL:
We should avoid smoking and alcohol because they cause many health issues. They both are not the direct cause of obesity, but they cause the health issues that result in obesity.
“We should attain a healthy diet and good activities in our daily life to enjoy good health.”