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Fit Life with Stephen Cabral
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Did you know that you actually have 2 types of stomach fat?

Did you also know that 1 type only really responds to a specific type of exercise in order to get rid of it?

stomach fat explained
This is actually pretty interesting and explains why some people have a roll of belly fat (the old "spare tire") that hangs over their belt buckle, while others have what's referred to as a "pot belly."

Neither one is obviously all that healthy or attractive to have, but the latter hard pot belly is actually more dangerous for your cardiovascular health. More on this in a second...

So here are the 2 types of fat:

1. Subcutaneous fat
Subcutaneous fat is the noticeable layer of fat that lies just below the skin. It's the type of body fat that makes us look softer in appearance

2. Visceral fat
Visceral fat is located beneath the muscles and typically surrounds vital organs. It's also often referred to as intra-abdominal fat because of its proximity to the organs beneath your muscle. Additionally, visceral fat is metabolized by the liver which turns it into blood cholesterol and can lead to significant health risk factors.

Now although I've become known for helping people transform their bodies, what I'm really all about is helping people live healthier, more rewarding lives. I believe that if I can help people lead balanced healthy lives the weight loss will take care of itself (which it always does).

That's why I have to tell you that one of the greatest risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and other health issues is having an unhealthy waist size.

That means any man with a 39 inch waist or larger (ideally below 36") and any woman ...    Continue

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