A flatmate spends most of his free hours watching soap operas and DVD movies while lying on his bed. It’s kind of automatic to him. The minute he enters his room, the first thing he does is to switch on his television. This is a ridiculous physical inactivity. He spends his free time lazily. Oh, brother you are in big, big trouble. You are young and killing yourself!
Just leave me alone! Ok, you wretched couch potato. Believe me, man, your physical inactivity will give you loads and loads of health problems.
Whether we like it or not, couch potatoes put on dangerous pockets of fat much faster than was previously thought. The type of fat that are hidden among our internal organs, armed and ready to help us develop diabetes and/or heart disease. Couch potatoes who get no exercise at all could store a considerable increase in visceral fat over a short period of time.
Does exercise help reduce visceral fat? People who exercise reversed and even improved the effects of this fat. We can start at low and work up to a level that is comfortable for us. Early morning short limbering up exercises help. Up and down the stairs at a brisk, constant pace is a convenient way to exercise, too.