Monday, April 07, 2008

Battling Belly Fat

The evidence keeps piling up and growing stronger: Women who carry excess fat around their waists are at greater risk of dying early from cancer or heart disease than are women with smaller waistlines -- even if they are of normal weight. That's the conclusion of researchers from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health.

Previous studies have shown that the tendency to deposit fat around the waist increases the risk for health problems. The current study is to date the largest and most comprehensive of its kind and shows that accumulation of abdominal fat can increase the risk of death.

As Gray Iron Fitness readers know, the solution to excess body fat is sensible portion control eating -- not crash diets -- and regular, consistent exercise that includes both cardiovascular and resistance movement such as weight training.

Go here to read the full report from the National Institutes of Health.

2 comments:

Zach Hunt - personal Trainer Spokane said...

You hit the nail right on the head ,sensible eating along with resistance and cardio training will work 90% of the time.

MarkFu said...

I think there is a bit more to what zach says. Define "sensible eating" to me. A lot of people think they know, most don't and a handful truly do. Estrogen plays a huge role in stubborn bell fat. I recommend reading Ori Hofmekler's work at www.defensenutrition.com. He as a lot of free articles to read and download.