Ban the beer belly

If you’re going to work on something at the gym, forget your booty or biceps and focus on getting rid of your belly fat.

A spare tyre, or central fat, makes you 22% more likely to die early from various diseases than any other fat deposit, according to a Sydney Uni study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

If your waist-to-hip ratio (waist circumference divided by hip circumference) is over 0.85 if you’re female, or over 0.90 if you’re male, you should get to a gym immediately.

If your fat is instead mostly stored on your hips and the legs, don’t stress as “this appears to be better for metabolic and cardiovascular health for reasons we cannot fully understand,” a researcher said.