Korean J Obes 2011; 20(1): 1-07
Published online March 1, 2011
Copyright © Korean Society for the Study of Obesity.
Hyun Soo Kim*
Department of Sports Science, Seoul National University of Science and Technology
Exercise Prescription for Visceral Fat Obesity Accumulating evidence indicates that abdominal adiposity is positively related to cardiovascular disease risk and some other diseases independently of overall adiposity.
Exercise-induced weight loss preferentially reduces abdominal fat with obese subjects. Weight gain and risk factors of metabolic syndrome may be prevented with moderate exercise alone, such as walking for at least 30 minutes a day, without diet control. However, moderately intense exercise, as brisk walking for 1 hour a day, is required for overweight or obese people to lose weight and visceral fat. And there is dose-response relationship between amount of weekly exercise and amount of weight and/or abdominal visceral fat changes. Health professionals could encourage positive lifestyle changes in their patients by counseling them that obesity and its associated health risks can be reduced by increase in physical activity with or without weight loss.
Keywords: Abdominal visceral fat, Brisk walking, Physical activity, Dose-response relationship, Life-style