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What is visceral fat and what is the best way to get rid of visceral fat?

Visceral fat is stored in a person’s abdominal cavity and is also known as ‘active fat’ as it influences how hormones function in the body. An excess of visceral fat can, therefore, have potentially dangerous consequences.


Because visceral fat is in the abdominal cavity, it is close to many vital organs, such as the pancreas, liver, and intestines.

The higher the amount of visceral fat a person stores, the more at risk they are for certain health complications, such as diabetes abd heart disease.


The dangers of storing excess visceral fat can be extreme and immediate, so it is essential to make diet and lifestyle changes as soon as possible as losing weight can help a person reduce their levels of visceral fat.



Exercise is an excellent way to reduce visceral fat. People should include both cardiovascular exercise, which raises a person’s heart rate, and strength training, which improves muscle size, into their routines.

Cardio exercise could include:

  • running

  • cycling

  • swimming

  • aerobics

  • circuit training

Strength training could include:

  • squats

  • weights

  • pushups

Visceral fat can not be removed with body contouring, but subcutaneous fat can.


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