Deflate the Spare Tire


So many of us fight it—the spare tire—that bulging belly that seems to increase every year—especially around the holidays.


You may see it as an inevitable part of aging, but too much of a spare tire could leave you with a major health blowout.


The American Cancer Society has released a report linking wider waistlines with dramatically greater risks of dying from cancer and heart disease. Similarly, people with the smallest waist sizes had the lowest risk.


The message here is watch your waist size regardless of your weight.


If trimming your waistline is a New Year resolution, here’s my tip: the best way to reduce belly fat is to balance caloric intake with physical activity and restful nights of sleep. In other words, eat wiser, sleep better, and exercise more—my New Year’s recipe to help you deflate your spare tire.


If you would like to see other blogs by Dr. Walt on this topic, click here and then click on today’s story.