The Love Handles Issue
The Love Handles Issue

Love handles conjure up a picture of a man and woman standing face-to-face, his arms around her, her hands playfully tugging at his love handles as she smiles into his eyes. How romantic, you think.

Let’s get real! For “love handles” substitute the more realistic “her hands grabbing the chunks of fat that overhang his waist” and the romance leaks right out of the picture.

Despite their whimsical name, there is nothing cute, funny or romantic about love handles. A common problem area for men, love handles connote the stubborn fat roll that develops between the hip bone and waist line. Even with dedicated exercise and dieting, that great big pinch of fat can be extremely difficult to get rid of.

No matter how careful they are about their diet or how religiously they go to the gym, everyone seems to develop problem areas once they outgrow their lean and lanky 20s. For men, love handles are the most common problem area. Most men tend to carry excess weight in the abdominal area with fat deposits settling primarily around the waist or stomach. Beer bellies often go hand-in-hand with love handles.

Neither manly nor attractive, love handles and beer bellies aren’t healthy either. Belly fat is the most dangerous type of fat and is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Getting rid of belly fat can improve your health as well as your appearance.

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