Monday, April 13, 2015

Get rid of Visceral Fat – before it gets you

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There are a lot of people around us who have let their waist increase beyond normal healthy levels and have accumulated pounds of flesh around their wastes – making it difficult to wear ‘already stitched’ clothes and even if these are worn by some magic, it become difficult to breathe and sit as buttons start to blow away. Experts say when a man’s waist measures more than 40 inches, and that of a woman 35 inches, it is time that we take stock of our growing weight caused by something that is now known as Visceral Fat – a term which may be new to many whose bellies are swelling by inches every few months.

Those having excessive Visceral Fat are in fact adding more coating of fats around their internal organs like the liver, pancreas and intestines – thus adding risks of Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and Alzheimer's disease at later stages of their lives.

It is thus time now that we should know what Visceral Fat is and how to get rid of it before it gets us in the form of diseases mentioned above.

As can be seen in the diagram below, Visceral Fat is the form of bad fat, just like the bad cholesterol, that forms between our internal organs, which makes our abdomen to swell from the inside and from the outside makes our belly to swell. 

Photo Credit  Mayo Foundation fro Medical Education and Research

So what to do? Well, if your wasit line crosses 40, change your daily routine, which for many is around a computer table where we sit for hours without a break or because of our excessive eating habits of junk food that add layers of fats around our waists.

As per recent studies, our body requires some 3,500 calories per day to add another pound of fat – so if we cut down 500 calories per day from our diet, we can trim a pound per week from our bellies. But more than dieting, a 45-60 minutes walking-running-jogging combination coupled with some exercise that aid in strengthening abdominal muscles may also help to reduce Visceral Fat.

Read more about Visceral Fat on the net, by taking a time off from Facebook where we spend endless time unnecceraily and get wiser on how to get rid of Visceral Fat – remember if you don’t read about it and do something to reduce your Visceral Fat, it will get you. 

You have been warned – and so I am!!

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