Regional Adiposity And Metabolic Aberrations

Female cynomolgus monkeys with high central fat have higher glucose and insulin concentrations in an intravenous glucose tolerance test than females with relatively low central fat. They also have higher blood pressure and total plasma cholesterol concentrations, and lower HDL cholesterol concentrations compared to low central fat females (50). In women, central obesity has been linked with a metabolic syndrome consisting of impaired glucose tolerance, raised serum triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (51).

Fire Up Your Core

Fire Up Your Core

If you weaken the center of any freestanding structure it becomes unstable. Eventually, everyday wear-and-tear takes its toll, causing the structure to buckle under pressure. This is exactly what happens when the core muscles are weak – it compromises your body’s ability to support the frame properly. In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz about the importance of a strong core – and there is a valid reason for this. The core is where all of the powerful movements in the body originate – so it can essentially be thought of as your “center of power.”

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