Put the brakes on your AGING BRAIN! (Here’s how)
Extra pounds around your waist do more than increase your weight – they can also increase your risk of major health problems.
By now, you already know excessive weight has been associated with major conditions like:
- Heart disease
Now, a new study sheds light on another health issue caused by extra fat around the waist—and it’s one of the SCARIEST diseases older folks can face!
Belly fat’s SCARY new threat
Beer belly… cookie pouch… spare tire…
Not matter what you call it, according to a new study, the bigger the waist – the larger the risk of dementia.
Previous studies have found a connection between obesity and dementia, but new research has found stomach fat is particularly risky.
For the study, researchers recruited and followed 870,000 people for 6.5 years. During that period, around 13 percent of participants were diagnosed with dementia.
Regardless of the participants’ weight, scientists found men with waists bigger than 35.5 inches, and women with larger waists than 33.5 inches had a higher risk of dementia.
Unlike previous studies, researchers concluded waist circumference is actually a BETTER indicator of fat than your weight!
And in seniors – who have lost muscle mass, but stayed the same weight – this is especially true...
See, the fat around your waist is called abdominal visceral fat – which sits between your organs, and has been linked to a variety of health problems.
Fortunately, there are simple tricks you can try to lose that belly bulge:
- Try the Paleo diet: By ditching processed foods, excess sugar, and chemical-ridden foods, you’ll lose weight without even thinking about it. This satiating diet encourages you to eat just like our ancestors did, with foods including: lean meats, fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruit.
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day: Having a consistent exercise routine will provide health benefits that go far beyond protecting your brain. It doesn’t mean you need to “pump iron” at a gym; low-impact activities like swimming, biking, walking, or dancing work just fine. The best exercise plan is simply the one you will stick with!