One in four British adults and about one in five children aged 10 to 11 are obese according to the NHS.
In addition to the obvious physical changes, the condition is linked to serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Carrying excess weight can even lead to some cancers, including breast cancer and intestinal cancer.
For the health conscious, watching the scales is the most obvious way to control weight. However, this approach may be misplaced, according to new research.
Visceral fat is a term that we are hearing more recently, yet many of us still do not know what it is or how it differs from normal body fat.
Diabetes UK defined as visceral fat stored body fat within the abdominal cavity.
develops around a number of important internal organs, including the intestines, pancreas and liver.
reportedly, participants who had not decreased its weight in the balance reduced their visceral fat by six percent.
fitness experts are urging the British to get moving in order to maintain their levels of visceral fat in the healthy range.
Andy Kay, personal trainer British Military Fitness, said: “steady cardio, such as running, cycling and swimming and exercise classes based on high intensity training interval = 85 are very effective in reducing fat and help people to get fit.
“exercise two to four times a week to get the benefits, and say they are carrying an active lifestyle, the rest of the time with longer standing and less time to sit, “
course, diet and nutrition plays a very important role Andy also said,”. The focus should be on limiting portion sizes and make sound decisions when it comes to nutrition.
“Swap sugary and salty snacks in the taste of complex carbohydrates, protein and vegetables and try to prepare as much of their own food as possible.”