|Start Date:||June 16, 2018 10:00am|
|Location:||Bonnie Ridge Community Center|
|Contact Phone:||Charlene Pistorio|
Cardiologist, Mateus Marques- a visiting doctor from Brazil who is here at Johns Hopkins doing research for 1-year will be leading a one-hour Q&A session regarding Visceral Fat. This is that fat surrounding the organs. Discussions will be centered around heart healthy diets & lifestyle.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Humans carry body fat in a variety of places — around the hips and thighs, waist or all over multiple body parts. However, there are different types of fat within the body — subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat is the layer of fat found right underneath the skin and generally doesn't impose a huge health risk. Visceral fat, however, is a type of fat that's found in and around the organs especially in the abdominal or belly cavity. It surrounds the stomach, liver and intestines. Visceral body fat is very harmful to your health. It's metabolically active producing harmful substances to the body. In addition, it has be linked to: insulin resistance (which can lead to type 2 diabetes), heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and certain types of cancers (like breast and colon cancers). However, levels of visceral fat can be managed and reduced with a few diet and lifestyle changes.
We will be conducting body fat & visceral fat measurements along with weigh-ins. Discussions will include strategies to improve your fat levels and to figure what you may do to may a change. Most people know what to do, but how can we actually do it for good!
Feel free to join in on a one hour workout at 9am preceding our discussion.