Belly Fat in Men – How Red Light Therapy Helps With Weight Loss

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It is important for many individuals to eat a balanced diet and get regular exercise when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A measure of health is often characterized by BMI, and a ‘healthy range’ may be between 18.5 and 24.9.

The trouble with BMI is that it lulls many people into a false sense of security. A BMI that is within the range may lead you to believe you are automatically at a very low risk of obesity-related health problems. Unfortunately, the reality is quite different. 

The Hidden Dangers of Belly Fat and Why It’s Important to Lose This Excess Weight


There is a new phenomenon referred to as “skinny fat”. Skinny fat is a term that refers to having a normal, healthy BMI but a relatively high percentage of body fat. Many people who have a healthy BMI and a larger waist circumference measurement is then considered healthy. Many of these individuals have an average body shape, and in many cases, they may look fit and toned.

Nevertheless, an above-ideal waist circumference is an indicator of excess visceral fat. Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds the internal organs with the intention of providing protective padding. Visceral fat is also an additional reserve of fat, which can be oxidized if needed to provide energy for the body. Both mean that some visceral fat isn’t only to be expected but also needed by the body. However, when there is an excess amount of visceral fat, it can increase your risk of developing a range of health problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Sleep apnea

  • High blood pressure

  • Premature death

What is a Healthy Waist Measurement for Men?


Experts recommend and consider a low-risk waist circumference of less than 94cm (37in) for men. This means that you are less likely to have excessive unhealthy fat around your organs, and your risk of experiencing the health problems listed above may be low.

A waist circumference of 94-102cm is considered high risk, while a waist measurement of more than 102cm is extremely high risk.

How Can Red Light Therapy Help?


Red light therapy, also known as low level laser therapy or LLLT for short, is a modern approach to losing weight and fat loss. The technique uses laser technology to stimulate cellular energy. Increased cellular energy leads to healthier cells and better cellular performance. This will help your organs to function more efficiently, as well as provide you with more daily energy. This could help to you burn more calories through exercise.

In addition to extra energy, red light therapy causes the formation of small openings in fat cells. These openings are large enough for the fatty acids inside to leak out, causing the fat cell to shrink. This means that if you have red light therapy targeting your abdominal area, you could effectively reduce the amount of visceral fat, shrink your waist measurement and help you with that struggle to lose weight.

Red light therapy is painless, highly effective and a very popular way to help you lose weight. To schedule an appointment, call Sarasota Laser Lipo at 941-241-0500 to reach our office in Sarasota, Florida.

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