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learn about: dangers of obesity; how to burn fat; benefits of exercise
June 14, 2009
ALL 4 NATURAL HEALTH – Attaining Good Health Naturally
Being overweight or obese is one of the biggest known risk factors for serious illness, perhaps even as grave as the danger posed by smoking. With diets that are full of processed and oily foods, as well as embarrassingly sedentary lifestyles, it's no wonder that obesity has reached epidemic proportions.
What exactly are some of the dangers of excess weight? They include lower life expectancy, higher risk of heart ailments, higher cancer risk, and lower likelihood of surviving cancer, among many others. In particular, there is research evidence suggesting that belly fat is especially dangerous, with wider midsections being linked to earlier death.
Being Overweight May Shorten Life; Effects May Be as Bad as Smoking
Today, I have published a few articles on how to burn fat, with some focusing specifically on abdominal fat. Written by a few writers, the articles present numerous perspectives on fat burning and weight loss, although the fundamentals remain largely consistent.
What are some of these basics? Firstly, we cannot expect to binge on refined and fatty foods and expect to stay slim. In addition, part of a weight-maintaining diet involves consuming a lot of fiber and drinking lots of water. And, of course, exercise is a critical component of weight loss.
But there is some information which may not be so commonly known to many. For example, certain foods actually increase the rate at which our bodies burn fat. Further, besides the usual aerobic exercise (e.g. jogging), which is frequently advocated by authorities and experts, weight training and interval training (e.g. sprint, rest, and repeat) are in fact very important for burning fat. Learn more about burning fat by following the links below.
How to Burn Body Fat - The Facts
Exercise, of course, has way more benefits than simply helping you to keep your weight down. For example, vigorous activity helps to prevent breast cancer in women. And, did you know that exercise also helps to prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, too?
And there's great news about the benefits of exercise. Firstly, one study has revealed that, unless there was prior injury, exercise does not actually damage the joints, as is commonly believed. Now, that's a myth debunked, it seems.
Another study has suggested that exercise can lengthen one's lifespan, and that even folks who only start exercising in their latter years can actually "catch up" with their counterparts who had begun exercising earlier. It's never too late to start an exercise regime, then!
Statin Drugs May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer in Obese Men
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