Abdominal/visceral fat is one of the most dangerous types of fat in the body. If there is more than 15% of it in the body, it poses a great threat to health.
Visceral fat is adipose tissue located around and near internal organs. The abdominal, in turn, is located only in the abdominal area.
Visceral abdominal obesity is also called so:
1. Male type of obesity;
2. Android obesity;
3. Obese “Apple”;
4. Central obesity.
For the deposition of abdominal fat, the most successful conditions will be: a sedentary lifestyle, high-calorie food, a small amount of fiber and other proper nutrition products in the diet.
Research suggests that fat cells — particularly abdominal fat cells — are biologically active. It’s appropriate to think of fat as an endocrine organ or gland, producing hormones and other substances that can profoundly affect our health. Although scientists are still deciphering the roles of individual hormones, it’s becoming clear that excess body fat, especially abdominal fat, disrupts the normal balance and functioning of these hormones.
Scientists are also learning that visceral fat pumps out immune system chemicals called cytokines — for example, tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-6 — that can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. These and other biochemicals are thought to have deleterious effects on cells’ sensitivity to insulin, blood pressure, and blood clotting.
Abdominal fat can lead to the risk of such diseases:
High risk of oncologies;
Fatty liver hepatosis.
How to defeat this type of obesity?
An ineffective way to get rid of this type of deposits is to perform various movements to pointwise affect the ABS: plank, vacuum, twisting, etc.
A little more effective is the method of influencing the whole body by training. Yes, strength / cardio loads involve a large number of muscles, while burning a lot of calories and positively affecting metabolism, but this is not enough.
The best helper in this matter will be proper nutrition and a diet with a small or decent calorie deficit.
Remember that 3/4 of the result is a diet, and the remaining 1/4 is a workout.