Why Visceral Fat is the Enemy
Pretty much all fat is an enemy to your desired appearance. Visceral fat, however, is even more sketchy. This is because of where it accumulates, and what it can do to your overall health. During liposuction, the area from which fat cells are removed is not far beneath the surface of the skin. Subcutaneous fat cells are different than the fatty tissue known as visceral fat. This type of fat can encase internal organs and stimulate activity in the hormones that may lead to heart disease, diabetes, and various other potentially serious conditions. Because visceral fat lies so deep within the abdominal cavity, it may go unnoticed.
Don’t Become a Statistic!
One recent study pointed to the risk of visceral fat accumulation after liposuction. Really, there is always a risk that this type of fatty tissue may develop. The good news is, there are ways that you can avoid becoming a statistic; and chances are, the habits that keep visceral fat at bay are probably in your fat-reducing arsenal!
- Exercise regularly. Many experts recommend doing both aerobic exercise and resistance training in order to avoid visceral fat. One recent study suggests that mild aerobic activity such as walking can go a long way in minimizing this type of fat; that consistency outdoes intensity. This is great news for those of you who don’t love getting your sweat on in the gym.
- Fight fat with fat. Most of the messages we receive feed into the perception that dietary fat is bad, period. As we learn more about the different kinds of fat, we are finding that some are actually good for us! For instance, nuts and avocados contain healthy fats that fuel the body.
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