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Types Of Belly Fat And How To Lose It

, Types Of Belly Fat And How To Lose It

Wondering how to lose belly fat? First know the difference between visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. 

An unhealthy diet, stress and lack of exercise are reasons many of us gain belly fat. There are two primary types of belly fat: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. 

Visceral fat surrounds the organs, and subcutaneous fat sits under the skin. 

What causes belly fat? 

You’re more likely to gain belly fat when you have a sedentary lifestyle – like an office job, where you sit for long periods of time at a desk. 

Belly fat is dangerous because it can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack,  type 2 diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. 

How to lose belly fat 

Good nutrition (including eating a diet of complex carbohydrates, poly-unsaturated fats, and lean protein) and exercise are essential to help lose belly fat. Your personal trainer will advise you to do high-intensity interval training. Spot exercising, such as doing sit-ups, can tighten abdominal muscles, but it won’t get at visceral fat. So, stick to HIIT! 

If you’ve asked yourself, “Can a personal trainer come to me?”, then get in touch with Bodyback’s expert fitness trainers. You can find a trainer in your area, and get the best advice on your workouts, fitness goals, and diet plan. 

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