Belly fat is the fat that accumulates around your abdomen. It is also known as visceral fat or abdominal fat. Belly fat is different from other types of fat because it surrounds your internal organs.

Visceral fat is more metabolically active than other types of fat, meaning that it releases more hormones and inflammatory chemicals into your bloodstream. 

This can increase your risk of developing a number of health problems, including:

#Heart disease #Stroke #Type 2 diabetes #Some types of cancer #Metabolic syndrome #Fatty liver disease #Sleep apnea #Alzheimer's disease

How much belly fat you have is more important than your overall weight. For example, even if you have a normal BMI, you can still be at increased risk of health problems if you have a lot of belly fat.

To measure your waist circumference, stand up straight and wrap a tape measure around your waist at the level of your belly button.

#For Men, a waist circumference of 40 inches or more is considered to be excessive.  #For Women, a waist circumference of 35 inches or more is considered to be excessive.

There are a number of things you can do to reduce your belly fat, including: #Eating a healthy diet that is low in processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats. #Getting regular exercise, including both cardio and strength training. #Managing stress. #Getting enough sleep.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. Some good exercises for reducing belly fat include: #Running #Swimming #Biking #Dancing #HIIT (high-intensity interval training) #Strength training

Yoga is also a great way to reduce belly fat and improve your overall health. Yoga can help to reduce stress, improve digestion, and strengthen your core muscles.

Reducing your belly fat can take time and effort, but it is important for your overall health. By following the tips above, you can reduce your belly fat and improve your chances of living a long and healthy life.

Remember, you are not alone on your journey to reduce belly fat. There are many people who are also working to lose belly fat and improve their health. Find a support group or online community where you can connect with other people who are on the same journey.