People with a BMI over 30.0 are considered obese!
- Men’s Waistline : > 102 cm. (40 in.)
- Women’s Waistline : > 88 cm. (35 in)
- A body mass index (BMI) reading between 25.0 and 29.9 means a person is overweight
What is Visceral fat, why is it so bad and why do we need to monitor it ?
Visceral fat is stored in the abdominal cavity. It wraps around major organs like the liver, pancreas and kidneys. It is also known as ‘active fat’ because it influences how hormones function in the body. An excess of visceral fat can have potentially dangerous consequences. The higher the amount of visceral fat a person stores, the more at risk they are for certain health complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
How can I check my Visceral Fat level?
Previously, the only conclusive way to definitively diagnose visceral fat levels was with a very expensive CT or MRI scan but now a new device has been developed that delivers accurate and precise data analysis of body composition, including visceral fat levels. InBody uses an advanced method of bioimpedance analysis (BIA) that allows it to provide clinically validated, direct measurements of the body’s muscle, fat, and water. The results help you understand where your fat, muscle, and body levels are at and act as a guide to help you achieve your goals: whether that is shedding a few unwanted pounds or a complete body transformation