DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link

first_imgA new study on over 5000 Irish people has found that there is a link between excess belly fat and dementia.This come of the back of numerous previous studies that have linked being obese with other obesity-related diseases such as;• Heart disease• Certain cancers• Stroke• Diabetes• Gallstones• Osteoarthritis• Certain Breathing problems • And even Gout There has been an argument going around Online, on the different forums.The idea is that you can be overweight or obese and also fit and healthy.While you may be able to be Obese and fit for exercise, there is no doubt anymore that if you are overweight or obese, you ARE NOT healthy.In fact, the longer you spend in obesity, the higher your chances of contracting one or more obesity related diseases.I can sound like a broken record sometimes, but with over 50% of over 50-year olds being classed as ‘centrally obese’, where they are holding excess fat around their abdomen areas, the message has to keep being said. Dementia is on the rise. It is set to increase from 24.3 million in 2001 to 81.1 million by 2040.Obesity, as we already know is rising year on year.With this new study showing a direct correlation between the 2 of them, I think it is something that we need to be taking seriously.Taking action to combat the 2 can be as simple as becoming more active.Being more active has been shown to help brain function in older adults. This can be a mix of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness.Eating more fruit and veg, drinking more water, eating more protein and keeping carbs to healthier, wholefood sources can help to improve your diet and will help with your weight. Having a mix of exercise and good nutrition is the best way to help improve your health, weight and decrease your risks of obesity-related diseases.It doesn’t have to be excessively strict or over complicated, you just need to start slow and gradually build these better habits into your daily routine.Walking, cycling, swimming, hill walking, hiking, dancing and even cleaning the house can all be great ways to increase your activity levels and they are all free.The main thing is to start.So, get up, get a step tracker and start being more active throughout the day.Your body and mind will thank you for it.#leanin2018 DD Fitness: Belly fat and the dementia link was last modified: August 11th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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