Belly Fat Causes
What is Visceral Fat (Belly Fat) | How and Why is it Dangerous
Belly Fat Causes – Check your Lifestyle for Clues
To lose that harmful visceral belly fat, it is important to realise where it came from. We must also consider that although our bodies are designed to function in the same way, our sex, unique genetics and lifestyle factors play a massive role in how our fat is stored throughout our lifetime.
There are multiple causes for belly fat to develop. Various factors such as our eating habitsÂ and whether we know about nutritional science, the amount and quality of sleep we get each night, how often and the intensity of our exercise alongsideÂ how frequent our stress levels are elevated (chronic stress), all need to be placed into the equation. Our age and hormonal shifts such as menopause or andropause, also need to be accounted for when considering the cause for belly fat.
It is safe to say that by the age of 30 we should take an active interest in our hormonal levels and get them checked regularly. As you will come to find out, it is extremely important to acknowledge the power of the endocrine system, our hormones and keeping these levels within a healthy balance.
Understanding belly fat causes,Â (essentially what mistakes you have been making) and the dangers that present themselves when belly fat (visceral fat) is covering vital organsÂ will be discussed.
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