Visceral fat is more commonly known as belly fat, and it tends to wrap around your internal organs.
It’s considered a serious health problem to be carrying too much visceral fat.
That’s because the fat cells produce inflammatory markers and hormones, that increases the risk of chronic diseases.
If you wanted to lose your belly fat efficiently, swimming is a great place to start, it’s been revealed.
“It’s every weight loss enthusiast’s dream to zap belly fat but, far from pure vanity, there’s actually a reason why having a lot of fat in the abdominal region can be dangerous,” she wrote for the MyFitnessPal website.
“Because of its proximity to the liver, visceral fat is usually the easier fat to burn.
“Sweat for 30 to 60 minutes each day. Visceral fat responds well to regular endurance exercises, such as running, biking, rowing, swimming, that elevate your heart rate.
“As your body uses fat to fuel exercise, it’ll start using up your visceral stores.”
Visceral fat starts to cause health problems straight away.
It increases your risk of developing serious, long-term life-threatening medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and strokes.
You should consider speaking to a doctor if your waist is more than 40 inches for men, or 35 inches for women.
Your GP will discuss the health risks of belly fat, as well as some lifestyle changes to get rid of it.