Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Deadly - Excess Abdominal Fat

Below is an interesting article contributed by Mike Geary which I would like to share with you.
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Why excess abdominal fat is more DEADLY than you think
Wed, January 13, 2010 7:05:33 AMFrom: Frank Mangano Add to Contacts
To: liew


Hi Liew,

Below is an article contributed by Mike Geary,
the founder of Truth About Abs. I thought
this was an important topic to share with you
because the reality is that most people simply
don't realize how dangerous their excess
abdominal fat really is to their health.

The Hidden Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal
Fat - It's More Serious Than a Vanity Issue!

by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist,
Certified Personal Trainer

Did you know that the vast majority of people
in this day and age have excess abdominal fat?
The first thing that most people think of is
that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly,
is covering up their abs from being visible,
and makes them self conscious about showing
off their body.

However, what most people don't realize is
that excess abdominal fat in particular, is
not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk
factor to your health. Scientific research has
clearly demonstrated that although it is
unhealthy in general to have excess body fat
throughout your body, it is also particularly
dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

There are two types of fat that you have in
your abdominal area. The first type that
covers up your abs from being visible is
called subcutaneous fat and lies directly
beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal

The second type of fat that you have in your
abdominal area is called visceral fat, and
that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your
muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral
fat also plays a role in giving certain men
that "beer belly" appearance where their
abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same
time, also feels sort of hard if you push on

Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the
abdominal area are serious health risk
factors, but science has shown that having
excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous
than subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly
increase the risk your risk of developing
heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure,
stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer,
and other degenerative diseases.

Part of the reason visceral fat is
particularly dangerous is that it apparently
releases more inflammatory molecules into your
body on a consistent basis.

If you care about the quality of your life and
your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat
should be one of your TOP priorities! There's
just no way around it. Besides, a side-effect
of finally getting rid of all of that
excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your
stomach will flatten out, and if you lose
enough stomach fat, you will be able to
visibly see those sexy six pack abs that
everyone wants.

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? Is
there actually a REAL solution beyond all of
the gimmicks and hype that you see in ads and
on commercials for "miracle" fat loss

The first thing you must understand is that
there is absolutely NO quick fix solution.
There are no pills or supplements of any sort
that will help you lose your abdominal fat
faster. Also, none of the gimmicky ab rockers,
rollers, or ab belts will help get rid of
abdominal fat either. You can't spot reduce
your stomach fat by using any of these
worthless contraptions. It simply doesn't work
that way.

The ONLY solution to consistently lose your
abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to
combine a sound nutritious diet full of
unprocessed natural foods with a properly
designed strategic exercise program that
stimulates the necessary hormonal and
metabolic response within your body. Both your
food intake as well as your training program
are important if you are to get this right.

I've actually even seen a particular study
that divided thousands of participants into a
diet-only group and an exercise/diet group.
While both groups in this study made good
progress, the diet-only group lost
significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet
& exercise combined group.

Now the important thing to realize is that
just any old exercise program will not
necessarily do the trick. The majority of
people that attempt getting into a good
exercise routine are NOT working out
effectively enough to really stimulate the
loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see this
everyday at the gym.

Most people will do your typical boring
ineffective cardio routines, throw in a little
outdated body-part style weight training, and
pump away with some crunches and side bends,
and think that they are doing something useful
for reducing their abdominal fat. Then they
become frustrated after weeks or months of no
results and wonder where they went wrong.

Well, the good news is that I've spent over a
decade researching this topic, analyzing the
science, and applying it "in the trenches"
with myself as well as thousands of my clients
from all over the world to see what works to
really stimulate abdominal fat loss.

The entire solution... all of the nutritional
strategies, as well as training sequences,
exercise combinations, and more have all been
compiled in my Truth About Six Pack Abs

Keep in mind that the point of this whole
program is NOT abdominal exercises (that is
only a very small portion of it). The main
point of this program is showing you the
absolute most effective strategies for losing
your stubborn abdominal fat, so you can get
rid of that dangerous health risk, as well as
get a flatter more defined midsection.

If you follow the guidelines, you WILL lose
your belly fat that has been plaguing you for
years. This is not guesswork... it is a proven
system that works time and time again for all
of my clients on every corner of the globe
that actually apply the information I teach.
If you apply it, the results will come. It's
really that simple.

The only reason most people fail in their
fitness goals is that they have good
intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle,
yet after a few weeks or months, they abandon
their good intentions and slip right back into
their old bad habits that gave them the excess
body fat in the first place.

I want to help you succeed in finally getting
rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not
only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS.

Don't waste another day allowing that nasty
abdominal fat to kill your confidence as well
as contribute to your risk for MAJOR diseases.

Get the solution to rid yourself for life of
this problem at...

==> Truth About Abs

Train hard, eat right, and enjoy life!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs

"Success Is HAVING what You WANT.
Happiness Is WANTING What You HAVE
Health Is Not Valued Till Sickness Comes"

May you be happy and healthy always.

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