Monday, April 13, 2009

3 Ways to a Healthy Heart

If you want to have a heart attack, then drink a lot of soda, eat french fries, and build up a big old belly of fat.

Researchers have found that hard belly fat, known as visceral fat, is the most dangerous fat of all for you to have. If you have one of those hard bellies full of fat, you need to change your life in a hurry, and lose that belly fat in 3 simple steps.

Researchers from the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine confirmed that your risk of cardiovascular disease is associated with the amount of belly fat that you have. The nasty visceral belly fat secretes inflammatory compounds, and inflammation is associated with heart disease.

Reference: Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2009 Apr;7(2):169-79. Visceral adipose tissue and atherosclerosis.

I've dedicated my life to helping men and women lose belly fat and improve their health, and there are 3 simple steps you must do to get rid of visceral fat.

First, start eating fewer calories than you need by eliminating sugars and foods from a bag or a box. Replace those with whole, natural foods, focusing on fruits, vegetables, and raw nuts. Frankly, you could stuff your face with fruits and vegetables and you'd still lose weight.

Second, do short, burst exercise training focusing on total body resistance training and interval training to burn belly fat. Research shows interval training is just as good, if not better, than long cardio workouts for losing belly fat.

Third, get social support. You can't do this on your own. You'll lose more belly fat if you exercise with a friend who is also losing belly fat, or if you spend time on weight loss websites getting support from others on the forums. It is proven to help folks lose weight.

Let me know about your success,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

1 comment:

skinny said...

...Research shows interval training is just as good, if not better, than long cardio workouts for losing belly fat.... I thought it was a given that HIT was more efficent for burning belly fat, in that it will raise your RMR more than steady state. Am I missing something here?