An interesting article I read on NY Times says that Obesity increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses, but a surprising new finding suggests it may not affect one’s health until after age 40.
A conscious effort on what and how much we eat and to include an effective exercise regimen in our routine would save us from having to get rid of belly fat later on. Still, it's worth it, on many levels, not to be overweight - at any age. It's easy to pack on those pounds but will be tough to get them off.
Image source: NY Times