This week I read an interesting article published by John Hopkins entitled “8 Ways to Lose Belly Fat and Live a Healthier Life,” which discusses a combination of exercise and the right diet in relation to heart health but as relates to your waist!
This duo of exercise and right diet was reported to help you lose abdominal fat that is associated with a higher risk of heart disease. The research proves that losing weight can lead to a healthier heart.
We’ve all heard it and you’ve heard it before from me–a low-in-fat diet with low carbohydrates–but according a 2012 study by John Hopkins, this is the recipe to improve the function of arteries.
What’s more interesting about the study, when the dieters lost belly fat in particular, their arteries were able to expand better, permitting the blood to flow more freely.
Conclusively a trim midsection is not only sexy; moreover, the research is proving more and more that a larger waistline is linked to the risk of heart disease and cancer. Thus, losing weight–in particular belly fat–improves the function of blood vessels and leads to heart health.
Here are the 8 ways, according to John Hopkins, to lose belly fat:
1. Curb carbs instead of fats.
2. Think in terms of an eating plan rather than diet.
3. Move, and when you are done moving–move!.
4. Lift weights. Yes, even moderately or through aerobics.
5. Read labels. You will be surprised what you see!
6. Move away from processed foods.
7. Focus on the way your clothes fit more than reading a scale. Again, it’s the waistline!
8. Hang out with others who are focused on health.