Visceral Body Fat

Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your internal organs and torso, while subcutaneous fat is found just under the skin. An excess of visceral fat is known as central obesity, it can show itself in men with a protruded stomach known as a beer belly, or ‘ pot belly ‘, or ‘ apple shaped ‘ in women, where the fat is deposited on the hips and buttocks.

If you have this visceral fat Trimbo ® weight loss workout shorts are ideal for helping lose this body fat, when used correctly you can lose inches from this WHAT® zone (waist hips ass thighs). The absolute waist circumference of 102 cm (40 in) in men and 88 centi metres (35 in) in women, plus the waist to hips ratio of 0.9 for men and 0.85 for women are generally used as measures of central obesity. Regular daily cardiovascular exercise will reduce the visceral fat around your organs.

The other measure of central obesity thought to be superior to BMI (body mass index) in predicting cardiovascular disease risk is the IOCO index of central obesity, whereby the waist to height ratio is calculated. A ratio of 0.5 (i.e. a waist circumference at least half of the individual's height) is predictive of a perceived increased risk.

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Body Volume Index BVI

BVI is founded upon the principle that an excess of abdominal weight, measured by part volume as a % of total volume, constitutes more of a health risk. Whole and regional body volume estimates appear to correlate positively and significantly with biomarkers of cardio-vascular risk and that body volume index (BVI) calculations also correlate significantly with bio- markers of cardio-vascular threat.

As women store fat in this zone, we need to reduce body fat in that area, Trimbo ®workout shorts have been created specif- ically for this task.

Body Mass Index BMIM

BMI is calculated like so: your (adult 18 -65 yrs) weight in kilo- grams divided by the sq of your height in meters.

To assess your BMI:

The BMI calculation should not be a guide for the following persons;

Nb:Athletes who carry muscle and little body fat may be over a BMI of 25.

Pregnant women and children should not be measured using this scale as they continue to grow and gain weight.

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Type 2 Diabetes

About 2.8 million people in the UK suffer from diabetes, with a further ½ million people who have type 2 diabetes but don’t know it. A late diagnosis of the diabetic condition may increase the risk of dire complications such as blindness, kidney failure stroke or heart disease, limbs may have had to be amputated. Middle aged men are twice as likely to have diabetes as opposed to women. Up to 80% of those with type 2 diabetes are overweight.

Most people know if they have an unhealthy waistline, just in case you are turning a blind eye to it, you may be at higher risk if;

At risk waist line measurements;37 inches or more for men generally except South Asian origin where risk is 35 inches or more. For all women the risk measurement is 31.5 inches or more.

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Some of the warning signs are;

Overweight Indicators

Another indicator is waist circumference, which may put you at risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure amongst others. Men with a waist measurement of 94cm (37 inches) or more, and women with a waist measurement of 80cm (32 inches) or more (not including pregnant women) are considered unhealthy.

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