For most people, excess weight is largely accumulated around the belly. While it might seem harmless, it's far from it.
This may come as a surprise, but excess weight (fat) does not just sit quietly in your body. It is causing trouble all the time!
Think of it as a back-bencher in school that is always up to mischief. The same is true for excess weight, it's a very active part of your body. The longer it is around, the more it will mess with your health by sending confusing hormonal signals, create issues with cell growth etc and all of this spirals into major health problems. All as a direct result of the excess fat.
The science is in - excess weight has been linked to most of the health disorders we are seeing in the world today:
- various forms of cancer
- heart disease
- fertility issues
- arthritis and bone issues
In short, it will cause harm so the sooner you deal with it, the better.