Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal Obesity, a.k.a. belly fat, love handles, muffin top, spare tire, beer belly, pot belly…

Is your waistline expanding?   Having a healthy body is more than just about your body’s weight, but carrying extra weight around your abdominal area can further increase your risk of serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and certain cancers.  When there is increased abdominal fat, or visceral fat, it not only lies just under the skins surface but also surrounds your vital organs which causes the serious health problems!

Your waist-hip ratio can let you know if you are at an increased risk for serious health conditions.   Take your waist measurement (over your belly button) and divide it by your hip measurement (over widest part of the hips).   

________ ÷ _______   = ________________
(waist)          (hip)          (waist to hip ratio)

Ideal Waist to Hip Ratios:
Men should be less than .90
Women should be less than .75

Toning and strengthening your abdominal muscles are great exercises, but spot exercising will not reduce your abdominal fat.  A healthy lifestyle with routine exercise and daily physical activity will help fight obesity.  To lose the weight, the calories you burn must surpass the calories you consume.

A customized nutrition treatment program at NMR can help jump start your progress.  You will be guided through the steps to help clean out and eliminate foods that are toxic or “addictions” to your body.  Break your habit of eating foods that are not helping with your weight loss and start learning how to replenish your body with quality low fat proteins, healthy carbohydrates and fats, as well as supplements when needed.


About The Author

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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