by Mark Wassell
As Americans grow larger, one of the common reasons given for joining a health club is that someone wants to learn how to lose stomach fat.
In addition to being unsightly, stomach fat is a health risk. It causes vital organs to work harder. Some people join the health club because the extra weight has already taken its toll and they have suffered a heart attack. Those who have had such health risks are still able to lose stomach fat.
The loss as well as other conditioning may be helpful in preventing a second heart attack. Additional weight makes the heart work harder. The fat in the body usually means a higher cholesterol count. Cholesterol is deposited in the arteries and they lose their elasticity. This makes it harder for the body to regulate blood pressure and may cause a heart attack or stroke.
One of the best gifts a person in poor health can give themselves is to lose stomach fat in order to improve health. Joining the health club can also have other benefits. There is a social aspect. Many times the same group of persons comes at about the same time. Friendships can be made. For the older person living alone, this can become a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Not only is the club fun, it is beneficial as the member gets to lose stomach fat and become healthier.
Many times when the holidays come, we search for a meaningful gift for our older relatives. They often have everything that they need and another shirt or tie will simply sit in a closet unused. A membership given as a gift to an older person with limited income can be one of the best gifts ever given. It allows him to lose stomach fat, but make friends and find a new reason for living.
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