- Are you aware of the effects that carrying excess weight can have on the body? This includes your joints, lower back, and your internal organs.
- Did you know that excess abdominal fat is the most dangerous type of fat to have? This is because this is most active of them all. The fat is packed around your intestines, your liver and heart and interferes with the way those organs work. This fat secretes chemicals and hormones that inhibit proper function of those vital organs. It is also an indicator of Type II diabetes and heart disease.
For women if your waist is more than 35 inches at the belly button; and for men if is more than 40 inches, you are within the high risk category of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. It is time to lose weight.
Excess fat in the body causes the arteries in your heart to become clogged which raises your blood pressure to force the blood to your organs. Having just an extra 30 excess pounds forces your heart to work twice as hard to do the same job it did when you were just 30 pounds lighter.