This can be a touchy subject, and much like women who donâ??t like partners to bring up the subject of their weight, men can also be quite sensitive about this topic. This is why itâ??s important to tackle it in the right way.

Helping your man lose his â??boepâ?? is important for his overall health

“A big waistline puts you at increased risk of many health problems – diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke,” says Robert Eckel, MD, president of the American Heart Association.

Researchers describe belly fat as a â??separate organâ? that releases substances that can be harmful to your body.

According to Howard J. Eisenson, MD, medical director of Duke Diet & Fitness Centre at Duke University, belly fat tends to be fairly readily mobilised. He goes on to say that one will lose belly fat by:

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  • Reducing calories

  • Following a healthy diet

  • Exercising

In short, that extra bit of belly fat could be a major menâ??s health risk. To make things more fun – and easier in the beginning – start a healthy programme together, or as a family.

Now that the weather is getting warmer, itâ??s the perfect time to get outdoors for walks after work or after supper, and to enjoy fresh salads, lean meats and plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Recommended reading: Obese men have a higher risk of prostate cancer

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