Sunday, September 12, 2010

Belly Fat Can Damage Blood Vessels

Even a little belly fat can hinder the function of blood vessels causing higher blood pressure, blood vessel disease and other problems. It doesn't take much of a weight gain (like around the holidays) to produce these potentially harmful effects.

The damage occurs when the abdominal fat interferes with blood vessel's contracting and dilating.

But there's good news: The dysfunction is entirely reversible once the person loses the excess weight and abdominal fat.

1. Think about what you eat and why

2. Cut down on portions

3. Resolve stress and negative feelings

4. Get support from family and friends

5. Get a buddy to give you moral support

6. Don't be hard on ourself if you slip every once in a while

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

Runs in my family, so I have to really watch it. Any time I gain it goes right there! Good advice!