SOURCE: Slim & Fit AZ

Slim & Fit AZ

September 09, 2010 12:20 ET

Men's Health Danger -- Belly Fat

Slim & Fit AZ Addresses the Problem with Lifestyle Solutions

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  Men who gain belly fat are at greater risk of serious health problems than are those who accumulate fat in other areas -- and men are more likely than women to gain weight around the waist, claims Michael Jensen, M.D. of Mayo Clinic.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates the prevalence of obesity in the United States continues to be high, exceeding 30% in most sex and age groups. "Weight management is now a growth industry," asserts Chris Lombardo, owner of Slim & Fit in Scottsdale, Arizona. He continues, "The formula is simple -- eat smart and move more. A mere ten percent reduction in body weight can have disproportionate health benefits including the reduction of complications most commonly associated with obesity."

The growing waistline of the country is a public health concern, as chronic ailments and disease can be traced to excess weight, especially around the waist. For men, an excessive girth contributes to...

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • High triglycerides
  • Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

Dr. Jensen gives the simple formula for weight management. Reduce calorie intake and increased physical activity. But, the question remains, what is a good way to overcome current habits and choices?

One system reviewed was Slim & Fit. Chris Lombardo says his involvement with this national franchise is more than a business -- it is a personal mission. "When I discovered this company, I knew it was the way to go," says Lombardo. "I liked that it was a complete system to support the goals of the individual. We don't consider we are in the weight loss business, rather we are here to help people establish a healthy lifestyle."

Weight loss companies tend to take one of two approaches. They are either nutrition based or exercise based. The Slim & Fit formula is to combine the two, excellent nutrition and guided exercise, with coaching and educational support. Founded by fitness guru Jaime Brenkus, the originator of "8-Minute Abs workout" and the Kathy Ireland workout videos, Slim and Fit is a total support system. 

Since men tend to have problems with portion control, a combination of counseling support and choosing proper foods is essential. Reducing belly fat has enormous positive results, from increased energy to improved health -- leading to avoidance of physical ailments as men age.
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