So many of us fight it—the spare tire—that bulging belly that seems to increase every year—especially around the holidays. You may see it as an inevitable part of aging, but too much of a spare tire could leave you with a major health blowout.
The American Cancer Society has released a report linking wider waistlines with dramatically greater risks of dying from cancer and heart disease. Similarly, people with the smallest waist sizes had the lowest risk.
The message here is watch your waist size regardless of your weight.
If trimming your waistline is a New Year resolution, here’s my tip: the best way to reduce belly fat is to balance caloric intake with physical activity and restful nights of sleep. In other words, eat wiser, sleep better, and exercise more—my New Year’s recipe to help you deflate your spare tire.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Normal-weight people with fat bellies may have higher mortality risk than obese
- Daily sugared cola consumption increases belly fat
- New Year’s Resolution – Adopt and apply some highly healthy habits
- So, just how much activity is needed to improve your health?
- Even for the overweight, exercise helps the heart
- Walk or Run?
- Being thankful can make you healthier, happier
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