In the never-ending war against our potbellies, men are fighting a pretty powerful opponent—and it''s not that overwhelming desire to dish yourself seconds at every meal, nor the underwhelming urge to get off the couch and flatten that spare tire. In the battle of the bulge, your main adversary is nature itself.

"It goes back to ancient times, when food was harder to find. Back then, our bodies adapted by storing fuel—in the form of fat cells—in the body. In men, that storage area was around the midsection. When food was scarce, your body could draw on the reserve," explains Doug Lentz, Pennsylvania state director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and owner of the Chambersburg Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Pennsylvania.

In modern times, most men have no problem rustling up a meal or three, but we still eat—and our bodies still store excess fat—like an Ice Age was just around the corner. Consequently, Lentz says we get thicker and thicker around the middle, especially as we get older and our metabolisms slow down.

And that''s nothing to belly-laugh about. Put simply, fat can kill you. When you eat fats, they can cause plaque to build up in the walls of your arteries, cutting off blood flow to your heart and leaving you with heart disease, the single biggest killer of men. Or, if you eat beyond what your body needs, your body will store that excess fuel in the fat cells around your middle. When that spare tire inflates, it puts more pressure on your heart, which can cause high blood pressure and also lead to heart disease.

Pictures posted here came from the 'net and the subjects of said pictures are assumed to be 18+ (or the age of majority in your locale) and are owned by someone other than myself. If you come across a picture of yourself, awesome! No seriously, if you come across a pic of yourself or a pic that you own, and you would like it removed, please email me and let me know and I will remove it immediately.

If you are viewing this and are under the age of 18 (or the age of majority in your locale, please leave this page as the topics/pictures/discussions/etc are intended for consenting, interested adults above the age of majority!

  1. caminandoentrenubes reblogged this from christophermilk
  2. metalofen reblogged this from gaysthatlovegays
  3. bussybro reblogged this from gaysthatlovegays
  4. tysonalexzander reblogged this from gaysthatlovegays
  5. gaysthatlovegays reblogged this from christophermilk
  6. txdominican reblogged this from christophermilk
  7. anchored-4ever reblogged this from christophermilk
  8. hypnosexual reblogged this from bisexualpulse
  9. damiensdisconation reblogged this from bisexualpulse
  10. bisexualpulse reblogged this from christophermilk
  11. coffeesins reblogged this from jasasc13
  12. jasasc13 reblogged this from christophermilk
  13. christophermilk reblogged this from freeballingla
  14. youlovemen reblogged this from extremeabs
  15. jgoodguy reblogged this from extremeabs
  16. justmebart reblogged this from freeballingla
  17. eatoutnow reblogged this from freeballingla
  18. alwaysfrathard reblogged this from freeballingla
  19. sbifinest reblogged this from freeballingla
  20. freeballingla reblogged this from bigthingsss
  21. it-bitch-rhamon reblogged this from manochu
  22. pockeyguy reblogged this from theblogbiatch