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How to get rid of visceral fat: The two most important ways to lose the harmful belly fat

Subcutaneous fat is the jiggly fat visible just under the skin. Subcutaneous fat is normally harmless and may even protect against some diseases. Visceral fat is fat that surrounds the organs. Though it is not visible from the outside, it is associated with numerous diseases. When trying to get rid of your visceral fat, diet and exercise is key.

Why cardio exercises like HIIT help you to lose belly fat

The combination of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and resistance training is seriously effective, said personal trainer Ashley Kelly.

She continued: “Essentially, you’re performing a set of exercises designed to strengthen specific body parts, with little to no rest between exercises.

“It’s a pretty simple formula: you build muscle through strength training, either with weights or bodyweight exercises, and you max out your heart rate by doing it in fast, intense circuits.”

A 2016 study from the Journal of Internal Medicine found that cardio exercises like walking, stair-climbing, cycling, and swimming not only helps to burn belly fat but also decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes, some cancers, osteoporotic fractures and depression.

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