Overfat is a relatively new idea to evaluate your health status. Previously overweight was considered to be a great risk factor for physical health. It is correct, but not perfect. Indeed, there are many people with an average body weight at a high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new studies.
Visceral fat is deemed as the main indication of metabolic syndrome. But it is not easy to examine. Therefore, several methods have been developed to estimate the amount of your visceral fat.
One of the simple and effective ways is to measure your waist. If the value of your waist divided by your height is over 0.9 in men or 0.85 in women, you are at high risk.
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However, this standard seems a little too strict. Many people are categorized in the risky zone with this measure. According to a new study, approximately 90% of men are overfat.
I am not certain about the best standard of your fat. Balanced food and proper exercise are essential to prevent you from metabolic syndrome. But where you should set your goal has not completely been clarified.