Whether you call it a beer belly, a spare tire, or a mommy pouch, having belly fat is not only unattractive, it is also unhealthy.
Carrying fat in your abdomen means you are at risk for a number of health problems, including the development of heart diseases and diabetes.
But a new study has shown that exercising the abdomen—even if you don’t diet—can help you avoid these health risks. In fact, the study showed that either diet or exercise worked to lower your risk, and that either alone worked as well as both in combination.
Fat cells release chemicals in the body that lead to inflammation; more and more medical science is discovering that inflammation is at the root of a number of serious health problems, particularly those that affect us most as we age.
To target your belly fat, you can do specific exercises for the abdominal area, such as crunches [Abdominal Exercises]. But you will get better results if you also exercise regularly. If you aren’t used to exercising, start slowly and work your way up.
A little exercise done consistently is better for you than a lot of exercise done sporadically. Walking is a good way to begin to get fit.