Yoga poses to combat visceral fat and improve insulin resistance. The best asanas specifically target lower leg strength.
cARDIOVASCULAR CONSEQUENCES OF VISCERAL FAT
Visceral fat, that around the organs of our abdomen, causes poor cardiovascular health. Sarcopenic obesity, obese and low overall muscle mass, therefore exaggerates the cardiovascular consequences of either condition alone.
Those with elevated visceral fat also have been found to have more fat with muscle cells and within their muscles. Excessive fat accumulation in the muscles, results in insulin resistance, poor mitochondrial function (energy centers of the cells), and oxidative stress. The lipid fats in muscle cells give off chemical cytokins that cause inflammatory responses. The consequence is weakening muscle mass and function and very poor lower body strength.
We gain visceral fat with age. It becomes more important to stick to your regimen and follow the lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness practices that will minimize the visceral fat you accumulate.
Yoga Poses to Best Combat Visceral Fat and Insulin Resistance
The yoga poses we encourage to specifically address these concerns. are the yogi squats malasana, the chair pose or utktakasana, and the warrior poses virabhadrasana I, II, and III as well as the vinyasa flow practice. Other benefits of yoga will acrue.
These poses enhance your skeletal bone health. Skeletal bone health additional is critically important to keeping muscles strong and visceral fat minimized. All of these body composition changes compound with age. Stick to your regimen and follow the lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness practices that will minimize the visceral fat you accumulate.
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