Pot Belly? Do not Blame Your Age

Age is often the culprit something. By reason of old age, a justification for us to just sit at home, no need to actively work. Age is also often a pretext to take for granted what you perceive as an illness when she was young. After gradually so old no more. Your back pain, knee pain, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease is considered normal when a complaint comes after you get older. In fact, due to the age considered old, fine man later died.

Belly fat, which is known as a risk factor for several diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes melitus, and even malignancies, are also considered to be working well, normal if there is a person that he was already getting old. In fact, the kids belly fat now is not something strange anymore. And Worse yet, many have assumed that a distended stomach was regarded as something that can not be avoided, as they age.

As per the above phenomena, many of my patients who think and those who blame abdomen was distended due to their older age. For example, Mr. A. Men aged 52 years, came in consultation with heartburn and stomach complaints suffocating, especially after eating. When I tell you that the complaint had to do with a distended stomach, patients such as do not believe, and feel that a big belly is normal because of his age he considers getting old.

Another patient, a 55-year-old woman with complaints of pain in one knee. When I explained that one of the risk factors for knee pain no association with obesity and a large belly, also think so. "How about another doctor, my age it is quite old," said the patient

As we know, life is indeed a risk factor for the occurrence of belly fat. The older you are, then chances are you are getting bloated belly the greater. Why does this happen? Frequently asked questions my patients. One reason is related to the decrease in the metabolic rate of our body along with our aging. This decreased metabolism be caused by loss of muscle mass, hormonal changes, and internal organs caloric needs of our increasingly decreases with after us.

Hormonal changes that occur, it can increase a person's risk of becoming more obese. Decrease in testosterone and DHEA in men and estrogen in women in women can reduce muscle mass and fat deposition around the abdomen. However, that does not mean that we can not maintain a healthy life and hormonal balance with the aging us. Research shows that a decrease in muscle mass due to increasing age, mostly under our control. The healthier the food, the less healthy we live, and the more you move, the sport, the more the better balanced hormones and our metabolism.

Then, life is just one risk factor is getting distended belly. Diminishing muscle mass much less physical activity also decreases your food intake and the same or even more of an important factor in the increase of fat around your belly. Reduced muscle mass causes decreased metabolism. This decrease will reduce the average calorie needs us. So, if we continue to eat the same portion, while the caloric needs decrease, fat it will still happen. Therefore, it is important to maintain muscle mass while you age. As is known, muscle tissue burns three times more calories than fat tissue.

Then, because of the age can not be controlled, that we can do is regulate caloric intake and maintain adequate physical activity. So, so fat that does not happen, then you should reduce your daily caloric intake or increase calorie output. Caloric intake can be reduced by reducing the intake of foods high in calories such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, saturated fat, and reduce the dose of your dishes, and instead choose foods that contain lots of fiber, such as vegetables and fruits.

To increase the output of calories, you can do with regular aerobic exercise at least 30-40 minutes every day, at least 5 times a week. And, to increase your muscle mass, doing stretching exercise, and light loading, 2-3 times a week. God willing, with attention to your food intake, exercise you do, the threat of belly fat as you age, can be avoided.