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Belly Fat’s Devastating Effect On Man’s Sexual Function And Overall Physical Health


There are researches conducted that prove men having bigger waistline are more likely to have urinary tract infections and sexual problems than those who are lean.

Belly Fat and Obesity on Erectile Dysfunction

The fat found in the belly area is metabolically different from fats accumulated on other areas of the body. The bad effect of belly fat affects both men and women.

Back in July 2012, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical Center conducted a research on belly fat effect on 409 men.

The research found that men with larger waist size have more problems relating to urinary and sexual dysfunction.

In addition, previous clinical studies found a clear link between an increased size in waist can lead to cardiovascular diseases.

This made researchers think that a man’s waist size is just as vital as BMI(Body Mass Index) in disease risk predictions.

How Does Belly Fat Affect Sexual Function?

Erectile dysfunction(ED), or inability to get or maintain an erection affects 1 of 10 men globally. One of the causes of this devastating sexual dysfunction is obesity.

Belly Fat Omentum

Therefore, it is a smart idea to check or monitor one’s waistline measurement making sure it is not beyond what is normal. As one doctor said, sexy means healthy.

The fat that accumulated in the belly area is called omentum. Omentum fat can do severe damage to the body’s blood vessels.

It can clogged the arteries restricting blood flow on the entire body significantly, and it becomes heavier and heavier while it is being accumulated.

Visceral fat lies in the spaces between the abdominal organs and in an apron of tissue called the omentum. –source

Omentum Effects Explained


When it comes to blood flow, it is crucial to maintaining a healthy sexual function. In fact, penile erection depends on proper blood flow through the erectile tissues of the penis. Hence, restricting or blocking proper flow of blood in the body can affect the genital area substantially.

Most men who have a problem achieving or maintaining an erection is due to issue of the circulation of blood. In fact, Male Extra, which is a natural male enhancement pills contain an ingredient that can produce Nitric Oxide enhancing the body’s blood circulation.

During the time omentum releases fat, some of the fats will go to the liver while part of it will go to the arteries. When the body is overwhelm with omentum, it takes up residence around the liver and other vital internal organs. All these vital internal vital organs are crucial to maintaining the body’s overall metabolism, as well as health in general.

The effect of omentum or belly fat accumulation affects both men and women as mentioned earlier. When this fat is not eliminated, it could cause a significant deterioration on one’s sexual pleasure leading to less sexual drive and libido. To maximize sexual pleasure and maintain an active sex life, start busting that belly fat today.

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Tips Help Lose or Burn Belly Fat

Fortunately, it is not impossible to get rid of belly fat. Follow these simple tips, stick to the plan until fat is reduced significantly. Moreover, once the fat is eliminated, it is crucial to maintain and prevent accumulation of fat right at the belly area.


9. Regular Workouts

Interval Training

An interval training is a cardiovascular workout perform in short bursts such as running and squats. In fact, any intensive exercises done in short intervals are good for burning fat especially belly fat.

Stretch and Crunch

This can be done using an exercise ball. However, if exercise ball is not available, foam roller is a great alternative. Simply put a foam roller at the center of the back close to the edge of the shoulder blade. Once it is in place, stretch back over the roller with arms up. Repeat the process at the middle part of the back.

Build Muscles Through Weight Lifting

Weight lifting is just as important as a cardiovascular workout as it helps develop lean muscles. A body that is full of lean muscles can process calories, convert it to energy and burn the fat easily. It is no surprise those men and women who have great muscle figure do not get fat easily, even when they eat more than their body requires.

One study conducted by Dublin doctors lead by Dr. Frances Hayes of St. Vincent’s University found that regular exercise can boost a man’s sex life, particularly those who are in middle age. According to Dr. Hayes, it is at this age wherein men experience a decrease in testosterone level and easily become overweight resulting to diabetes.

The research discovered getting rid of beer bellies and losing weight reduce the risk of low testosterone level up to 50% in more mature men. Additionally, weight loss can delay or even avoid the onset of diabetes among those who are susceptible to the disease.

Moreover, one study revealed the increase in testosterone levels is directly proportional to the pounds lost and decreased n waist size. Dr. Hayes added, losing weight not only able to help reduce the risk of prediabetic men progressing to diabetes, but also seem to boost the body’s testosterone production.

Overweight men diagnosed with low testosterone levels are encouraged to lose weight through healthy dieting, and regular exercise before they opt for testosterone replacement therapy as a final resort.

Of course, constantly overeating is not a good idea, either, which is going to be the next tip of getting rid of belly fat…

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  1. I’m glad I’ve decided and starting to lose weight and lose that fat on my belly. I know it’s a long way to go, but I believed I’m in the right direction.

    • You don’t need to have a gym membership to get started working out. A simple run outside…in the park, or perhaps a daily walk will do. You could also go to Youtube and watch workout videos you can follow along. You can buy your own exercise equipment if you have the budget and perform workout right at home. Treadmill is one good exercise equipment as it is a cardiovascular machine. Also, you can do bicycling during your free time. Gym membership is not something that will hold you back to getting started…. Hope that helps 🙂

    • It’s not necessary to have a gym membership to get started working out and lose weight. There are many short and high-intensity workouts available at Youtube. Among the the popular one is the 7 minute workout… search for it and it’s easy to follow and doable. it is intense if you have not exercise for a long time, though….but you’ll be able to get used to it if you stick to it. In fact, within a week, you’ll be able to do the routine completely, and don’t forget to eat healthy…it’s important.

      • Thank you for mentioning it, Johnny… I’ve been doing that workout almost everyday and it’s fun especially if you’re able to complete the routine with ease and even repeat it as many times as you want. I have an app installed on my tab, so I just can follow it.

    • I’m glad it did. Being healthy and physically fit makes everything in the body works harmoniously. It’s worth becoming healthy and making it a habit for life.

  2. I guess this is good wake up call for me, too. I forgot to do exercise and my eating habit had changed for the last 6 months. Very grateful I’ve stumbled upon this article… thank you!

    • Me, too. A great wake up call for someone like me who is sedentary most of the time due to my work. I have done workouts in the past regularly, but it was something I have forgotten when I got busy at my work especially that I work at home.

  3. Very interesting information. I thought belly fat was just ugly and bulging from the outside. I’ve never realized until now how devastating it is internally. This is really a wake up call for me and my husband. It’s a sad truth, but thanks as this serve as a reminder for both of us.

    • That’s what I thought, too…but it turned out it was both ugly and dangerous to health. Besides, it’s difficult to move quickly and conveniently when we accumulated fat especially if it really covers the entire belly area.

  4. I can tell you and anyone how difficult it is to have that belly fat. It took me almost 6 months to eliminate or melt off my belly fat. It was mixture of regular daily exercise at least 30 minutes… I do treadmill and sometimes stretching, plus being conscious of what I eat. Thankfully, I’ve reach my goal and I am committed to maintain what I’ve achieved. It feels good, and allows me to concentrate better on what I do than I was fat and feel sleepy most of the time.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience. There is no shortcut to losing weight and melting those fats away, but if one make it habit to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle, it can be done easily.

  5. This is very true. I was fat and it makes things not good. When I started to felt bad, I decided to lose weight. I do exercise at home and tell my family that I’m on a journey to becoming a physically fit man. YES, that was a good news as I was the trigger to let everybody in the family to workout regularly. This is the reason why I do workout at home with my family, it’s fun and it’s beneficial. It’s bonding time as well, even our daughter begin loving to run on a treadmill. So, it’s worth it! I’ve never lose a significant amount of weight after 2 months of working out, but I did have significant changes in my waist size, it’s positive. Now I can wear my pants comfortably 🙂


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