Many people with excess belly fat suffer from a variety of health risks. Here, we have listed a number of these common health risks -
Metabolic SyndromeThis syndrome includes Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, and Heart Disease. It is a well-known fact that belly fat is bad for health. However, many people are still ignorant about the fact that visceral fat is the cause of various metabolic diseases. Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of at least three out of five clinical risk factors: abdominal (visceral) obesity, hypertension, elevated serum triglycerides, low serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and insulin resistance. It is estimated to affect over 20% of the global adult population. Abdominal (visceral) obesity is thought to be the predominant risk factor for metabolic syndrome, and as predictions estimate that 50% of adults will be classified as obese by 2030, it is likely that metabolic syndrome will be a significant problem for health services and a drain on health economies. Unlike other body composition measuring devices, 'Bello' predicts the cut-off value optimized for each individual through an algorithm developed and patented by the company to provide metabolic health index and abdominal fat indicators.
There are two types of ways you can be overweight - through Abdominal Fat and Visceral Fat. Abdominal fat is fat you gain around your belly, and visceral fat is fat you gain around your organs. Both of these types of fat can lead to health risks such as heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, and asthma, among many others.
This type of fat refers to having a relatively high body fat percentage and a low amount of muscle mass, even if you have what is considered a normal BMI. Although it is not a medical terms, it generally is used to describe those that have less muscle tone and strength. People with this kind of body composition may have a heightened risk of developing diabetes. It can also lead to insulin resistance, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Around menopause, belly fat has a tendency to move towards the abdomen. This is most likely due to a decrease in estrogen production that comes with age. Excess belly fat can cause abnormal side effects in postmenopausal women. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, and abnormal cholesterol. Thankfully, lifestyle and diet changes can influence loss in excess belly fat.
Not taking care of your metabolic health can lead to postpartum obesity after pregnancy. Many women retain weight after pregnancy, and it is often hard to return to your original body and body weight. This is because abdominal skin and muscles expand more than they did originally, so it can take longer for them to tighten and shrink after having a baby. A healthy diet and consistent exercise will be effective in losing this excess belly fat.
While there are many situations that can lead to risks in your health and negatively affect your body, Bello can decrease these risks by allowing you to tangibly see your belly fat loss results. Through such a physical reminder, you are likely to be able to overcome all of these health risks and stay on track of your health goals.