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Ab Fat Risk And Reduction

Feb 13, 2008
Abdominal fat is perhaps the most dangerous type of fat in the body. The United States and many other thriving countries have an epidemic on their hands. Obesity is a major problem that is killing millions. Too much fat throughout the body is dangerous, but excess ab weight is extremely risky. No matter who you are there is a good chance that at some point you will have to battle against too much ab fat.

We all know that ab fat is not the most attractive thing in the world. Thousands of books, magazines, articles, infomercials, and more focus on the reduction of ab fat to form a hot sexy mid-section. What they don't focus on is the health risk of carrying around a lot of abdominal fat.

There are two kinds of fat in the area surrounding your abs. Research has shown one of these to be particularly dangerous to your health.

Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat just underneath the skin. This subcutaneous fat accounts for about 80% of the fat in your body. This is the fat that is often measured by fitness trainers using body calipers to determine your body fat percentage. Although you may have strong ab muscles they are often never seen because of this layer of fat.

The organs of our bodies are protected by a layer of fat called visceral fat. When an excess of this fat surrounds the organs it becomes a serious health issue. This fat often shows itself in the belly of men, and the hips and butt of women. Although these areas have flabby subcutaneous fat the visceral fat usually has a hard feeling to it. As when you push a mans belly and it really doesn't sink in.

When considering the dangers visceral fat is by far the worse of the two. So be concerned about just the outer layer of fat would be a mistake.

Visceral fat causes the body to release more inflammatory messengers. This is a major driving force behind inflammatory disease. These inflammatory messengers are used in your bodies immune defense system. However, when there are too many messengers the system turns on itself. It begins to attack healthy tissues. This can lead to many of the so called inflammatory diseases. These include Alzheimer's, cancer, and may include asthma, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and more.

Now that you are armed with this information you should walk into the gym with purpose. Reducing ab fat could literally save your life. At the very least you will help avoid many of the diseases that plague the world. Oh, and of course you will create hot sexy six pack abs.

Now that you know how dangerous ab fat is to your body, what's the solution? Most of the things you have tried or seen others try simply don't work. The first thing you need to realize is there is no magic bullet. No simple trick that will transform your abs over night. However, if you learn some sound principles there is an effective way to get results.

Don't fall into the trap of doing thousands of sit-ups and hours of cardio. After all most of the people you know who do these things don't have the ultimate abs. If you want to really have success then you need to follow sound nutritional advice and use strategic workouts. Try and do this on your own and you will probably give up before you succeed. Why is this?

It is no longer about whether you want to rip off your shirt and have others drool over your abs. I want that to happen for you, but as you have seen there are serious health issues involved as well. So stay focused and never give up. Your body will thank you for it.
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