Although excessive belly fat can be an indication of poor health in both men and women, males may be less likely to change their exercise or dietary habits solely to address abdominal fat. This is a problem considering that excessive belly fat, especially fat located deep within the abdomen surrounding the internal organs, can lead to an increased risk of diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, and colorectal cancer.
This datagraphic explains in greater detail why it’s important for health, wellness, and nutrition educators to get men to worry about belly fat. Despite what some men (and women) think, abdominal fat is much more of a health concern than a cosmetic issue. That’s why anyone who is committed to empowering others to live healthier lives should know how to talk about the dangers of male belly fat.
In addition to learning about the health risks of excessive male abdominal fat, check out this datagraphic to learn about the different types of belly fat and a few tips to help your male friends, loved ones, and/or patients lose stubborn belly fat and lead healthier lives.
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