Belly fat is more active than you think

No one who wants to feel comfortable and look good in Levi’s likes having a flabby middle. But there’s another, more urgent reason to be wary of abdominal fat: While it may seem to just be sitting there, dumb as a doughnut, around your waist, belly fat is actually very active, releasing more than 30 substances into the blood stream.

Some of these substances raise cholesterol, blood pressure, and insulin levels, putting you at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

There is even some evidence to suggest a link between belly fat and breast cancer.

Curves has the answer. Aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to lose abdominal fat and a great strategy for preventing weight gain at the waist as you age.

In a study conducted for Curves, women who exercised for 45 minutes a day, five days a week, lost between three and seven per cent of intro-abdominal body fat (the deepest and most dangerous layer of abdominal fat ). Strength training is equally important as it makes you stronger so that doing extended amounts of aerobic exercise is more comfortable and you stick with it.

For further information on Curves or to find your nearest Curves Club log onto or freephone 1800 932800. Contact Curves Castlebar on 094 925 0805.



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