How Much Abdominal Fat Do You Have?

strong men stay youngAs men age, not only do they lose fat burning muscle tissue, but 2.6 pounds of body fat suddenly appear on their bodies each year as the metabolic rate is dialed down and the body can no longer burn all of the food eaten. And, guess what? It is stored as fat.

Many people have the mistaken belief that if their weight has not changed they are healthy but the truth is even without body weight change fat can be stored deep inside the abdomen hindering the functioning of major organs and increasing the risk of chronic disease. It doesn’t matter if the bathroom scale stays the same the body composition of muscle to fat ratio changes. [Read more…]