What Your Body Shape Tells You About The Possible Risk Of Heart Disease



Body shape can help doctors decide what possible health risks you could face. Waist measurement, bust size, and hips can play a huge role in your overall health.

Many doctors believe when it comes to your health, your waist measurement is important.

Body mass index (BMI) is one way to investigate how healthy your weight is for your height, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

If you are over your BMI healthy range, it probably means you are storing extra fat. The greater risk comes from where you store that fat.

There are two main body types that are related to your possible health risks – apple and pear.

Fat around the abdomen, apple shaped, has always been believed to cause more health problems than fat stored around the thigh, pear shaped.

But recently, it is believed that holding it around your bottom and thighs is just as risky.


Apples tend to be at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and strokes because they hold a larger amount of tummy fat. Pears tend to have a lower metabolic risk compared to an apple.

But recent studies show that stored fat in the thighs can increase the risk of metabolic syndrome.
But, what if you aren’t a pear or an apple?

There are seven different types of body shapes that you could be and they tell us a little bit about your body as well.

Now that we know that waist size is becoming a more accurate determinant to assess people’s health risks. A normal weight individual with a larger waist can have a greater health risk than overweight but smaller-waist friend.



Smaller waist body types include:
Neat Hourglass
Full Hourglass
Pear
Lean column

Larger waist body types include:
Apple
Rectangle
Inverted Triangle

Doctors tend to rely on waist size to predict health risks. For women, a waist size of more than 35 inches means generally way too much visceral fat. For men, a waist size of more than 40 inches is considered risky.

Maintain a well-balanced diet to cut back on saturated fats, like high-fat dairy and red meat. Opt for a low-fat diet, this can help break down stubborn fat cells. And of course do regular exercise of moderate intensity at least 20-30 minutes a day, at least five times per week.

(Source: HealthXChange)
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