Maintaining lower leg strength is important to maintain low body inflammation, fight insulin resistance, and to help reduce visceral fat.
Visceral fat is most strongly associated with poor cardiovascular health.
Lower body muscle mass has been negatively linked with the visceral fat that we have around our abdominal organs in well done recent scientific studies.
Those with elevated visceral fat also have been found to have more fat in muscle cells as well as in their muscles which contributes to poor strength, especially in the lower body.
We gain visceral fat as we age, so it becomes more important than ever to stick to your regimen and follow the lifestyle, nutrition, and fitness practices that will minimize the visceral fat you accumulate.
The poses we would encourage 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.
These poses will also enhance your skeletal bone health which is also critically important for keeping visceral fat minimized.
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