We’re exceptionally good at finding reasons not to work out. We tell ourselves that our bulging belly isn’t that much of a threat, or that we can’t afford to pay for a gym membership every month. In fact, if we put as much effort into staying in shape as we did into avoiding it, then we’d probably be a nation of fitness fanatics.
You would not see every 6th person in America who is overweight or obese that is for sure.
It’s about time that we recognize just how dangerous the extra weight around our stomach can be. If you’ve been spending your free time pinching your fat but doing very little about it, you might simply need some motivation to help you get up on your feet. The following are some of the most important reasons why it’s crucial not to allow yourself to simply stay overweight.
This is your health, and your life we’re talking about – after all!
1. Your Fat Suffocates You While You Sleep
Plenty of men (and women) snore, but most have no idea that the majority of their grunting is caused by extra weight hanging onto their midsection. When you have too much fat clogging up your body, you end up clogging your airway, and preventing oxygen from properly circulating around the bloodstream.
Usually, it’s extra soft tissue around the throat that causes this problem, but there has been evidence from recent studies that suggest additional abdominal fat could link with sleep apnea. In other words, if you want a better night’s sleep, then you need to start ditching the extra pounds.
If you think fat is unattractive, combine that with snoring and you have a very worrisome combination. No one wants to think about that!