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Getting rid of a belly

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Neros1954
Neros1954 Male
17 days ago
When I see myself in shop windows I notice my belly is growing. It seems to be more of a male problem but what can be done?
BOYDEL
BOYDEL Male
17 days ago
More exercise and fewer calories esp beer.
CircusMaximus
CircusMaximus Male
17 days ago
At least you don't have to change the economy or housing market lol
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
Go dancing and meet all the lovely ladies ;-)
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
Ceroc seems to be all the rage nationally where singles can dance with couples dancing all around the room.
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
Especially for Delboy... Regular dancing reduced the risk of dementia by 76%, twice as much as reading ;-)

https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2016/04/04/keep-dancing-turns-good-brain/
BOYDEL
BOYDEL Male
17 days ago
Having already won RocknRoll jive competitions in 2 countries you are well behind the curve
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
And your point is?... 🤔
jpv
jpv Male
17 days ago
I can't say don't have a beer, because I am having one right now...
eurostar
eurostar Female
17 days ago
Decorate your house lol just worked for me lost 4 kgs lol
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
@delboy Sooo I take it... you'll know some of my personal friends I trained with like Sydney Charisse, Anderson & Brenda, Giuseppe Palumbo and Kristine Krosi?

https://youtu.be/dPAM6OnRfWQ
https://youtu.be/200WV90uCPo
https://youtu.be/QdkAlYXQJs0
https://youtu.be/VUz1K3281vc

...and starred internationally like me in flashmobs which you can find on youtube?

https://youtu.be/n-oQfZ1t3JI
https://youtu.be/IC6GSIiAzJ8
https://youtu.be/IC6GSIiAzJ8
...
Can dance contemporary...
https://youtu.be/gPIMqpiOM08

Oh and been asked up to visit to give a weekend course in Tromsø ? (see comments section)
https://youtu.be/X782QtNXRc4

Just sayin' like 🕺💃 😁
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
...anyway enough of the pointless one upmanship. Ceroc is pretty much available in many areas now and is great if you don't have a partner to go with because you switch in it.
NoSaint
NoSaint Female
17 days ago
You're like a young gazelle on the dance floor tob but most of us are a lot older.
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
17 days ago
There's a lot of slower dances at amateur level NoSaint but I just couldn't help myself at Delboy's pathetic post.
Andromeda
Andromeda Female
17 days ago
When anyone talks of losing weight someone will always come up with more exercise and eat less which is usually nt very helpful because anyone who has had weight problems will know it's not so simple.
HotOrWot
HotOrWot Male
17 days ago
I'm watching this thread with interest. I might ask beeman for a dance LOLOL
persona_non_grata
persona_non_grata Male
16 days ago
I don't drink beer, I don't over-indulge in food, I eat lots of veg and not obvious bad foods and I'm also active getting plenty of exercise. Overall I would say I'm a fit energetic person but ... I still have a bit of a belly!
Mazer
Mazer Male
16 days ago
does it just come with age lol.
terry
terry Male
16 days ago
First thing to do is see your doctor to find out what kind of fat it is, there are two kinds that affect the belly and they have different treatments, plus be aware the fat in your belly also surrounds and affects other organs, so see your doctor first!
terry
terry Male
16 days ago
I would also echo what Andromeda says, which is why it's important to know what you're doing.
Minnie-the-Minx
Minnie-the-Minx Female
16 days ago
Andromeda is right about the assumptions people make when they see someone who is overweight. They assume it is lifestyle without even asking what your lifestyle is.
Recently, my doctor said that I needed to increase my exercise and almost apologetically asked if I thought I could manage 150 mins a week of aerobic exercise. I said to him that I swim most days anyway, and he looked a bit sceptical until I told him that I swim a kilometre in each session, so I already do at least what he suggested. He looked a bit taken aback then. I also eat healthy meals that are all cooked from scratch. The doc didn't even get onto the diet when I said that. He just said go and see the diabetes nurse. I blame the years of work stress and now that I am slowly coming out of that mind set, the weight is equally slowly disappearing. But at least it is heading in the right direction.
I do think that swimming is a good exercise for weight loss. Aside of the physical activity, you use a lot of energy to keep warm when you are in the water. And if you have joint pain or mobility issues, your weight is supported, so you are less prone to injury.
I got a discounted gym membership rate from the last company that I worked for and I continue to benefit from that. I get my money's worth from using the pool and the weight machines.
BOYDEL
BOYDEL Male
16 days ago
Terry's advice about seeing GO is good - but not so easy in practice these days. But ideally a check on height/weight/BP/Lipids/HBA1c blood sugar as well as liver/kidney function would be good (one simple blood test at GP).

Whilst BMI has it's shortcomings - it can be a good starting point in determining whether one is either overweight/obese/clinically obese with respective BMI being above 25/30/40.

A newish parameter says one's waist measurement should be half one's height to avoid DM/vascular issues.

From around age 50 the body normally makes fat from excess calorific intake - rather than muscle - with visceral fat being the most dangerous.
wonderoushen
wonderoushen Female
16 days ago
I've had doctors and others make those sort of assumptions about me too, they've been equally amazed that I do so much exercise and eat so well. I think there are often psychological reasons why people put on weight, to me the most common one is armour and the amount of space you feel you're allowed to take up in the world. Becoming physically larger makes you take up more space in the world and is armour against your space being impinged upon, of course its not terribly helpful as those who impinge upon your space use your weight as a stick to beat you with too.

Not all exercise is equal to reducing fat in particular places, many people lose thier core strength as they get older, a strong core will help overall strength and mobility, you'll be less likely to have back pain too. But you need to work on all the muscles that make up your core not just the abs, you need long as well as short muscle fibre too and different exercises promote different types of muscle. Weight training will help build short muscle fibre whereas swimming and yoga will build long muscle fibre
Minnie-the-Minx
Minnie-the-Minx Female
16 days ago
Well there you go then. I have the perfect exercise regime. Swimming and pushing weights.
I hope I can get out on my bike again when the weather gets a bit warmer. Though I realise that the word cyclist is a dirty word on MSE. lol I certainly hope I don't meet any MSE drivers when I am out on my bike. I would like to live a few more years yet.
the-omniscient-beeman
the-omniscient-beeman Male
16 days ago
As I understand it it's not so much of losing weight rather than getting rid of the "beer belly". Certain types of fitness routines can help, it doesn't need to be strenuous. Stretching exercises that work on your abs are more likely to help rather than going of a mile run. Yoga is well known for helping with that and there's usually classes at most leisure centres and groups outside in community centres, some designed for less young people. If you google it you'll probably find plenty of groups in your area. Sometimes they come under the heading social classes for over 50s

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