Girls, Avoiding Slender Legs Can Help Prevent Heart Failure
To all beautiful girls, if you want to avoid heart disease, it is not necessary to exercise your legs to make them slender. Instead, focus on reducing your overall weight.
Study Finds Leg Fat May Reduce Heart Failure Risk
According to a study conducted by Tsukuba University in Japan, the fats found in the body and the fats around the legs are different, and the fats around the legs actually help reduce the risk of heart disease. Isn't that fascinating?
We often hear about "Aerobics for overweight ladies". In our research, we measured the weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and various sizes and amounts of body fats in overweight women using X-rays and other instruments. To lose weight, a calorie-restricted diet was implemented, and we also monitored oxygen consumption during aerobics exercises. After 14 weeks, we observed an average weight loss of about 8 kg among the participants. Surprisingly, 7 kg out of the 8 kg lost was fat. Can you believe it?
Leg Fat More Beneficial Than Believed
It is expected that reducing body fat also reduces the risk of heart failure. However, we noticed that participants whose leg fats did not decrease as much as anticipated had better overall test results. This suggests that if their legs remained somewhat like the Japanese radish (commonly known as "daikon" – a long white radish), their risk of heart failure was lower.
Participants whose leg fats did not decrease actually showed a reduced risk of heart failure in the future. On the other hand, those whose legs became more slender-looking had a higher risk of heart failure.
Focus on Reducing Belly Fat
A reduction of 2.1 kg of fat through aerobic exercise corresponds to approximately a 30 percent decrease in blood pressure. However, it is important to note that having a slender and aesthetically pleasing body does not necessarily equate to good health. We believe that legs resembling Japanese radishes may contain more hormones that help prevent arteriosclerosis. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on reducing belly fat. So, keep those Japanese radish feet as they are! :)