Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Why you need to have good abs

Have you ever wondered why you should bother to work out, watch your food and have a good set of abs? Well I have loads of friends who argue that having a great looking abs is purely to satisfy one’s vanity, but actually, you will be surprised how important it is to keep a trim and flat stomach is, besides just making you look good.

1) The bigger your waist, the shorter your life.
Remember the BMI scale which was based on your body weight and height? The higher your BMI, the higher your risk of heart disease and other obesity related illnesses? Medical researchers have found that the BMI is inaccurate because your body weight can be higher due to a lot of reasons besides just fat. Hence a more accurate technique is measuring your waist hip ratio. It has been proven that people with bigger waists are at higher risk for heart disease and other obesity related illnesses which could lead to an early death. To reduce your risk of these diseases and live a longer life, you need to take action now.

2) The bigger your waist, the shorter your “member” will be.
Some studies suggest, that the bigger your waist becomes, the shorter your penis will be. This is because as you put on weight over your pelvic area, the more fat you have, the less of your penis will be exposed. Hence, you can lose a few inches because it is being swallowed by fat. Also, the fatter you are, the poorer your blood circulation will be due to constricted veins and arteries and as you know, getting an erection depends on blood flow. So having poor blood flow comes down to poor erections.

3) The stronger your abs, the better your game will be
Whatever sport you play, you will need strong abs as the stronger yours abs the better you will be able to play the game. Whether you are playing golf or football or basketball, strong abs help you to have that burst of speed from Point A to Point B which is one of the most important factors in any game. So if you have mastered the skills for the game to your maximum potential and can’t improve, strengthening your abs will give you that additional edge to get you out of that rut.

4) A bigger waist gives rise to many chronic health problems
Having a big waist puts unnecessary strain on your back and legs. As you get older, you are more likely to have chronic aches and pains in these area as it is under stress with additional weight all the time. Why add more unnecessary health problems when you get older? These can be easily avoided. Hence why it is important for you to keep your midsection trim.

So besides just looking good, having a good set of abs is actually important for a lot of other reasons as well. Hopefully this is motivation enough for more people to get fit and stay fit. I look forward to hearing your comments on this.

13 comments:

anfield devotee said...
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anfield devotee said...

Macha, have to defend meself here la. Ever heard of the saying "you need a big hammer to hit the nail in"?

In the case of some beer bellies, its PILING la wei!

Ha ha!

ps: sorry, spelling error above.

Rajan said...

AD: Hehehehehe....not too late to make some changes dude.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

sorry bro, my 'keg' is a gone case. nothing much can be done about it. and i'm not ashame to admit la, whatever there is to...hehehe...no1 actually worries me more than no2.

Rajan said...

Kerp: It's not a gone case... can still try to jaga makan here and there when you can...maybe make some healthier choices.

akuani said...

seeing as I don't have a No.2 to worry about ... I am more than clear on the No. 4 and suffering the ouch ouch pains ... **sigh**

Thanks Rajan for cheering my efforts to get this midriff down to something sane. Even with the aching knees - I refuse to give up trying to get healthy - CARPE DIEM or die trying ahahaha

Rajan said...

Akuani: Hehehehehehe.... yes, you don't have to worry about No 2. And me truly admire your spirit.

BTW, how is the aches and pain? Same / better / getting worse?

Once your aches subside, we can push your work out a notch higher.

akuani said...

knees are bit swollen ... will go buy myself some good knee guards this weekend to help hold knee in place - damn bone against bone :))

yes boss ... looking to get better with time :)

Rajan said...

Akuani: OK. Try the knee guard and see. might be advisable to wear it to work as well since you are climbing the steps. If it doesn't improve within 2 weeks, i think you should see a doctor to assess your situation.

but yeah... keep me updated. and yes, i do hope you get better with time.

FatLouie Lee Cole said...

I don't really agree on No. 2. The more bulkier the guys are, the smaller the "member" will be. You guys know the best. No need to elaborate. hehe....

The Corporate Athlete said...

Darn ... studies show that the fat around mid-section is the last one to go ..... better do as much cardio as one can ...

The Corporate Athlete said...
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Rajan said...

Fat Louie: Its not about guys bulking up... its when you add weight to your midsection, too much fat means, less of your "little Friend" is exposed to the outside world... so it makes it smaller. Not too mention, if you have a huge waist, you may not be able to see it yourself... unless you look in a mirror.

CA: Bro.... you don't have to worry-lah... if anything i think you are safe-lah.