Belly Fat Causes
Belly Fat Causes – Check your Lifestyle for Clues
To lose unhealthy 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.
Common Causes of Belly Fat
Unhealthy Eating Habits - Wrong Food, Wrong Time of Day, Lack of Nutrients
Muscle nutrition offers insight into healthy eating (ReadÂ muscleÂ science and nutritionÂ for tips)
Sleeplessness and Insomnia - Both the amount and the quality of sleep we get each night is of great importance. Sleep isÂ a period in theÂ 24 hr circadian cycle that is where we do our best maintenance on the body, right down to the cellular level. Delta waves are present in deep sleep and GH peaks in this environment, offering a highly anabolic arena from which to benefit. Sleep loss, particularly that which occurs regularly, has the ability to promote hormonal dysfunction. Weight gain is often the resultÂ ofÂ sleep deprivation., the amount and quality of sleep we get each nightÂ is important to the maintenance of our health.
Chronic Stress – High Cortisol Levels Â –Â Stress levels are high in today’s world. The number of roles we play, the number of chemicals we have exposure to, our bodies are under constant attack with cortisol levels being elevated consistently. Chronic stress has been linked to weight gain. We need to learn how to reduce high cortisol levels so our health does not suffer the consequences of hormonal dysregulation.
Inactivity – Lack of Physical Exercise and Activity
As we grow older, we often become better-educated regarding the right way to exercise in order to maintain muscle mass andÂ vitality. Studies haveÂ revealed thatÂ the intensity of our training regime is of the utmost importance inÂ maintaining a healthy weight. We must support muscle hypertrophy by keeping in mind, what our muscle cells need to grow bigger and stronger.Â
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.
The Dangers of Visceral Fat
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