Visceral Fat – What is it?
What is Visceral Fat:
Visceral fat is body fat that stores in the abdominal cavity, this area in particular is where a number of important organs are found such as the liver, pancreas and intestines. You might look skinny on the outside but have a lot of visceral fat on the inside!
How to Measure Visceral Fat:
Because it stores around so many organs its linked with things like heart disease, cancers and type 2 diabetes, which is why it’s important to measure it. Check your waist-to-height ratio (WtHR) to see if you’re of a higher risk or not. Measure your height then half it. Take that measurement and get a piece of string or measuring tape the same length. If it doesn’t fit around your waist, get exercising. Luckily visceral fat is the first to burn when you start exercising so with the right programme you’ll soon start to lose that fat around your organs!
For more information on this please catch me on the gym floor – Kieran (KH Fitness)