If you've been having trouble breaking up with cigarettes, I have some helpful information that you need to know regarding the dangers of smoking. Unlike that "bad boy" in college, smoking can really do permanent damage to your health, especially if you're going through menopause.
Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.
Instead of fearing foods based on how they may or may not make my belly protrude, my belly and I prefer to focus on the very real health risks of overdoing it on the highly-processed, highly-unnatural ingredients we call food.
If you're looking to get rock-hard abs, remember that proper dietary choices is your first step, but from there a comprehensive fitness program and targeted ab exercises will help you achieve your goal.
Our popular culture acts as if it would make sense to optimize one wing of a plane. The plane is either fit to fly -- or not. You can't fly half a plane. Selectively cultivating the health of favored organs or body parts is a comparable flight of fancy.