“It’s simple, if it jiggles, it’s fat”, this quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger really holds water. And, when it starts to jiggle, you should start working on your body to remove the belly fat. There is a long list of major and minor diseases caused due to obesity. It really has some dire health consequences. Apart from health, it sometimes also affects your social life. If you are too stressed due to increasing weight, you will gain more weight. It is clinically proven that the stress hormone (cortisol) released by our body increases belly fat. Here is the list of diseases caused due to obesity:

  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Some cancers (pancreas cancer, esophagus cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, gallbladder cancer, colon and rectum cancer and a few more)
  • High blood pressure
  • Gout
  • Gallstone and gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing problems

When you are gaining weight, you are vulnerable to these diseases. However, possibilities of heart diseases are far more than other diseases.

When It Is Too Much

Doctors use body mass index to find out how much weight is too much for a person. A person having BMI less than 18.5 is underweight. BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is normal. A person having BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. BMI above 30 indicates obesity. A person with height 5’10” and weight 175 pounds has body mass index 25 which is the highest limit of normal body weight.

How Being Overweight Is Harmful to Heart  

Fat increases the size of the human body. Therefore, a person suffering from obesity needs an extra amount of blood. As the weight increases, the demand for blood is also increased. As a result, the heart has to pump more blood. This increased flow of blood causes high blood pressure and high blood pressure is one of the major causes of heart diseases. Moreover, this extra workload is not good for the heart.

To pump more blood, the heart also grows slightly larger. This reduces its squeezing power. As a result, chambers of the heart are not emptied completely. Blood begin to pool in the heart and results in congestive heart failure.

Protecting Heart from Obesity

Getting lean and trim body is not easy. However, a healthier heart is. Even when you slice off 10 to 20 pounds, blood pressure will be dropped and the size of the heart will be reduced to normal. This will also improve the cholesterol level. For burning fat, you can join weight loss programs in Townsville. You can achieve you weight loss goal through healthy diet and workout. In these programs, professionals suggest you the right diet plan and exercises that will assist in weight loss.


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