Every woman dreams of having a slim and eye-catching figure. But, do all of our dreams come true? No! Not really. In today’s fast-paced life, when binge eating is an everyday affair, putting on weight seems inevitable. Adding to that is the total lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle that lead to obesity and related diseases. Even if you are not really overweight, you are more than likely to have that small paunch on your stomach, which makes wearing those body hugging dresses a complete no-no! And this is not just an age related problem! Women of all ages—from a young teen to those in their 40s, all face this ‘fatty’ issue. So, why do we get this extra layer of fat around our tummy?
Factors That Lead To Unwanted Fat Gain
There are various factors that can lead to that unwanted paunch. Here are some of them –
When you are stressed, your body releases a hormone known as cortisol. This hormone has positive effects on the regulation of energy. However, it also plays an active role in the development of abdominal fat as it moves fat from storage deposits to the abdominal cavity. It helps to mature these fat cells.
According to a research, the amount of sleep you get each night may have an effect on the development and growth of fat in the abdomen. The study showed that individuals under 40, who slept for less than five hours or more than eight hours per night, added more abdominal fat over the time than those who slept for 5 and 8 hours.
During menopause, estrogen levels drop, which leads to a change in the way the body distributes fat. This further leads to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen
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