Belly Fat’s Devastating Effect On Man’s Sexual Function

Last updated: April 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

 

There are researches conducted that prove men having bigger waistline are more likely to have urinary track infections, and sexual problems than those who are lean in figure.

Belly Fat Health Risks

The fat found in the belly area is metabolically different from fats accumulated on other areas of the body. The bad effect of belly fat affects both men and women.

Back in July 2012, researchers at Weil Cornell Medical Center conducted a research on belly fat effect on 409 men.

The research found that men with larger waist size have more problems relating to urinary and sexual dysfunction.

In addition, previous clinical studies found a clear link between an increased size in waist can lead to cardiovascular diseases.

This made researchers think that a man’s waist size is just as vital as BMI(Body Mass Index) in disease risk predictions.

How Does Belly Fat Affect Sexual Function?

Erectile dysfunction(ED), or inability to get or maintain an erection affects 1 of 10 men globally. One of the causes of this devastating sexual dysfunction is obesity. Therefore, it is a smart idea to check or monitor one’s waistline measurement making sure it is not beyond what is normal. As one doctor said, sexy means healthy.

Belly Fat Omentum

The fat that accumulated in the belly area is called omentum. Omentum fat can do severe damage to the body’s blood vessels.

It can clogged the arteries restricting blood flow on the entire body significantly, and it becomes heavier and heavier while it is being accumulated.

 

Video Explaining In Details The Effect Of Omentum

When it comes to blood flow, it is crucial to maintaining a healthy sexual function. In fact, penile erection depends on proper blood flow through the erectile tissues of the penis. Hence, restricting or blocking proper flow of blood in the body can affect the genital area substantially.

Most men who have a problem achieving or maintaining an erection is due to issue of the circulation of blood. In fact, Male Extra, which is a natural male enhancement pills contain an ingredient that can produce Nitric Oxide enhancing the body’s blood circulation.

During the time omentum releases fat, some of the fats will go to the liver while part of it will go to the arteries. When the body is overwhelm with omentum, it takes up residence around the liver and other vital internal organs. All these vital internal vital organs are crucial to maintaining the body’s overall metabolism, as well as health in general.

The effect of omentum or belly fat accumulation affects both men and women as mentioned earlier. When this fat is not eliminated, it could cause a significant deterioration on one’s sexual pleasure leading to less sexual drive and libido. To maximize sexual pleasure and maintain an active sex life, start busting that belly fat today.

Video Showing Foods To Help Fight Belly Fat

Tips Help Lose or Burn Belly Fat

Fortunately, it is not impossible to get rid of belly fat. Follow these simple tips, stick to the plan until fat is reduced significantly. Moreover, once the fat is eliminated, it is crucial to maintain and prevent accumulation of fat right at the belly area.

Regular Workouts

Fat Burning Workouts

Interval Training

An interval training is a cardiovascular workout perform in short bursts such as running and squats. In fact, any intensive exercises done in short intervals are good for burning fat especially belly fat.

Stretch and Crunch

This can be done using an exercise ball. However, if exercise ball is not available, foam roller is a great alternative. Simply put a foam roller at the center of the back close to the edge of the shoulder blade. Once it is in place, stretch back over the roller with arms up. Repeat the process at the middle part of the back.

Build Muscles Through Weight Lifting

Weight lifting is just as important as a cardiovascular workout as it helps develop lean muscles. A body that is full of lean muscles can process calories, convert it to energy and burn the fat easily. It is no surprise those men and women who have great muscle figure do not get fat easily, even when they eat more than their body requires.

One study conducted by Dublin doctors lead by Dr. Frances Hayes of St. Vincent’s University found that regular exercise can boost a man’s sex life, particularly those who are in middle age. According to Dr. Hayes, it is at this age wherein men experience a decrease in testosterone level and easily become overweight resulting to diabetes.

The research discovered getting rid of beer bellies and losing weight reduce the risk of low testosterone level up to 50% in more mature men. Additionally, weight loss can delay or even avoid the onset of diabetes among those who are susceptible to the disease.

Moreover, study revealed the increase in testosterone levels is directly proportional to the pounds lost and decreased n waist size. Dr. Hayes added, losing weight not only able to help reduce the risk of pre-diabetic men progressing to diabetes, but also seem to boost the body’s testosterone production.

Overweight men diagnosed with low testosterone levels are encouraged to lose weight through healthy dieting, and regular exercise before they opt for testosterone replacement therapy as a final resort.

Of course, constantly overeating is not a good idea, either, which is going to be the next tip of getting rid of belly fat…

Healthy Eating Lifestyle

Healthy Eating Choices and Lifestyle

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated by drinking enough amount of water every day is critical to regulating the metabolic rate of the body. The metabolic rate is the body’s fat burning mechanisms, and maintaining it at the right level is key to making the body an efficient fat burning machine even while it is at rest.

Experts recommend drinking 8 glasses of water daily, or even more if doing intensive workouts such as cardio and weight lifting.

Avoid Snacking Before Going To Bed

Avoiding that before bed snacks can help the body burn fat that is in storage currently. Hence, avoid munching a slice of pizza or even snacks that are considered healthy as this can throw off the calorie burning momentum of the body while at rest.

Instead, eat the right amount of food during dinner, and stay away from the kitchen, or keep those snacks out of sight prior two hours before going to bed.

Eat In Small Portions

Eat Small Meals

Eating a small portion and spacing between 3 hours between meals can help. Moreover, it is not a good idea to skip meals, as well. Properly plan meal time and do it every time consistently.

It is not a good idea to eat huge meals on breakfast and eat lunch late. Eating small space on a regular interval has a substantial impact on the body’s calorie burning capacity.

Eat Green Leafy Vegetables

Practically, green veggies such as lettuce, broccoli, and kale are not only calorie free, but super filling and full of vitamins, as well. Making it a habit to eat any of these greens during lunch or snack time will fill the stomach and help avoid overeating on subsequent meals.

Avoid Alcoholism

Avoid Excessive Alcohol

Happy hour always comes, and sometimes in an unplanned manner. It is OK to drink, but avoid drinking alcohol excessively as it can end up packing on weight right at the belly area.

Alcohol is digested as sugar, and when there is an excessive sugar, the body stores it as fat. Hence, consider drinking alcohol moderately.

Eat Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is of those aphrodisiac foods known to man. In fact, chocolate has been a favorite gift a man offers to a girl in both typical and special occasions.

Experts say, consuming the right amount of dark chocolate is helpful in eliminating belly fat.

Dark chocolate contains zinc, which increases the circulating leptin of the body. Leptin is a hormone that is responsible in regulating the body’s energy utilization, appetite, and fat storage. Hence, indulge a moderate amount of chocolate and pick those low in sugar.

General Health Advise

Relaxation and Visualization Of A Healthy Lifestyle

Learn To Relax

Health experts found in many clinical studies that stress causes the accumulation of fat in the belly area. Hence, avoiding and eliminating stress is a good for the body not to store fat, and overall health in general. When the body sensed and overwhelmed with stress, the body begins to produce a hormone called cortisol.

Cortisol hormone is known to affect the body’s chemistry negatively, as well as encourage the body to store fat especially in the belly section. When feeling stressed, close the eyes, and then take a deep breath.

Perform this easy ritual every day even when stress is not happening. Making it a habit to relax at least 5 minutes a day doing relaxation technique such as deep breathing will not only relieve stress, but good for the body’s overall health.

Get Enough Rest Nightly

Experts recommend at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night at the minimum. The body will produce a high amount of cortisol when it is not getting enough sleep every night. As mentioned previously, having a high level of cortisol has a negative impact on the body.

Get Enough Sleep Every Night

Getting the right amount of sleep helps the body maintain a good level of metabolism, and when there is great metabolic rate, fat can be burnt instead of being stored.

Final Thoughts and Takeaway

Certainly, there are far more things one can do in order to maintain a physically fit and healthy body that were not mentioned in this article. Whatever you do in your life, make achieving and maintaining a healthy body a priority. Everything would be easy to achieve once a healthy mindset is established.

The difficult part is shifting towards a healthy mindset especially for those who are accustomed to the unhealthy modern way of eating and lifestyle in general. However, with continuous conscious effort to overcoming the unhealthy, health consciousness will soon become a habit.

It is worth the effort. Therefore, never hesitate to make a decision to live healthy and enjoy life both socially and sexually. It might be difficult, but it is not impossible. The health benefits to be enjoyed doing healthy things living a healthy lifestyle are priceless. Later, you will be glad you do it before it was too late.

 
 

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Comments and Insights

  1. Netaid says

    I’m glad I’ve decided and starting to lose weight and lose that fat on my belly. I know it’s a long way to go, but I believed I’m in the right direction.

    • Markham says

      You don’t need to have a gym membership to get started working out. A simple run outside…in the park, or perhaps a daily walk will do. You could also go to Youtube and watch workout videos you can follow along. You can buy your own exercise equipment if you have the budget and perform workout right at home. Treadmill is one good exercise equipment as it is a cardiovascular machine. Also, you can do bicycling during your free time. Gym membership is not something that will hold you back to getting started…. Hope that helps :)

    • JohnnyB says

      It’s not necessary to have a gym membership to get started working out and lose weight. There are many short and high-intensity workouts available at Youtube. Among the the popular one is the 7 minute workout… search for it and it’s easy to follow and doable. it is intense if you have not exercise for a long time, though….but you’ll be able to get used to it if you stick to it. In fact, within a week, you’ll be able to do the routine completely, and don’t forget to eat healthy…it’s important.

      • Michael Wiener says

        Thank you for mentioning it, Johnny… I’ve been doing that workout almost everyday and it’s fun especially if you’re able to complete the routine with ease and even repeat it as many times as you want. I have an app installed on my tab, so I just can follow it.

    • Michael Wiener says

      I’m glad it did. Being healthy and physically fit makes everything in the body works harmoniously. It’s worth becoming healthy and making it a habit for life.

  2. Earl says

    I guess this is good wake up call for me, too. I forgot to do exercise and my eating habit had changed for the last 6 months. Very grateful I’ve stumbled upon this article… thank you!

    • Stan says

      Me, too. A great wake up call for someone like me who is sedentary most of the time due to my work. I have done workouts in the past regularly, but it was something I have forgotten when I got busy at my work especially that I work at home.

  3. Faith says

    Very interesting information. I thought belly fat was just ugly and bulging from the outside. I’ve never realized until now how devastating it is internally. This is really a wake up call for me and my husband. It’s a sad truth, but thanks as this serve as a reminder for both of us.

    • Michael Wiener says

      That’s what I thought, too…but it turned out it was both ugly and dangerous to health. Besides, it’s difficult to move quickly and conveniently when we accumulated fat especially if it really covers the entire belly area.

  4. Laverne says

    I can tell you and anyone how difficult it is to have that belly fat. It took me almost 6 months to eliminate or melt off my belly fat. It was mixture of regular daily exercise at least 30 minutes… I do treadmill and sometimes stretching, plus being conscious of what I eat. Thankfully, I’ve reach my goal and I am committed to maintain what I’ve achieved. It feels good, and allows me to concentrate better on what I do than I was fat and feel sleepy most of the time.

    • Michael Wiener says

      Thank you for sharing your experience. There is no shortcut to losing weight and melting those fats away, but if one make it habit to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle, it can be done easily.

  5. Jarrod says

    This is very true. I was fat and it makes things not good. When I started to felt bad, I decided to lose weight. I do exercise at home and tell my family that I’m on a journey to becoming a physically fit man. YES, that was a good news as I was the trigger to let everybody in the family to workout regularly. This is the reason why I do workout at home with my family, it’s fun and it’s beneficial. It’s bonding time as well, even our daughter begin loving to run on a treadmill. So, it’s worth it! I’ve never lose a significant amount of weight after 2 months of working out, but I did have significant changes in my waist size, it’s positive. Now I can wear my pants comfortably :)

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