Lose Weight to Improve Memory, Burn Belly Fat
The extra weight carried by nearly three-quarters of the American adult population increases the risk of many diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to metabolic disorders such as diabetes. New research indicates that memory loss and dementia should be added to the long list of health afflictions exacerbated by excess weight.
A study assembled with data from the Woman’s Health Initiative indicates as she ages, a woman's memory can decline by approximately 1% for every single-point increase in Body Mass Index, a statistical indicator used to determine normal and excess weight.
Researchers believe that excess weight around the hips increases inflammation in the body which is known to be detrimental to the normal function of many organ systems, including the brain.
Reversing Memory Loss and Belly Fat
Excess weight, especially when stored as abdominal fat, causes high levels of cortisol to be released which creates metabolic disturbance, increased blood pressure and weight gain.
It’s essential to control your metabolism through dietary and lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk of memory loss and lead to natural weight loss. Fortunately, there are important steps you can follow which will specifically target belly fat and lead to improved health and reduced risk of illness.
Proper Diet is Key to Burning Belly Fat
Abdominal fat is caused by a poorly balanced diet and lack of physical activity leading to metabolic disruptions in the body. The food you eat is the single most important signal you send to your body, and the composition of every calorie instructs your metabolism to either burn or store fat.
Consuming a diet full of refined junk food causes a surge of excess sugar in the blood. This is interpreted by your body as a sign that food is plentiful and the excess energy should be stored as fat. Your belly is the primary target for fat storage, and this is the most dangerous type of fat as it forces the release of cortisol and other hormonal and chemical messengers throughout the body.Continued on the next page