Weight Loss & Management Palos Heights
Weight loss and management are probably the most important things you can do.
If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn’t a good idea. Carrying extra weight – especially belly fat – can be risky. The trouble with belly fat is that it’s not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat -which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs.
Regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
- Colorectal cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Premature death from any cause
- High blood pressure
You can tone abdominal muscles with crunches or other targeted abdominal exercises, but just doing these exercises won’t get rid of belly fat. However, visceral fat responds to the same diet and exercise strategies that can help you shed excess pounds and lower your total body fat. To battle the bulge:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Keep portion sizes in check
- Replace sugary beverages
- Include physical activity in your daily routine
What We Do?
We measure your body composition and display it on an organized, easy-to-understand Result Sheet, which gives you a detailed analysis of where your fat and muscle are, where your body water levels are at, and is a guide to help you achieve your goals: whether that is shedding a few unwanted pounds or a complete body transformation.