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What your body shape says about YOU

PEOPLE come in all shapes and sizes – and they all come with different health risks.

How your body is proportioned and where you might see fat sitting can have different effects on your organs.

Both men and women can have these shapes, but the apple body type has more of an impact on women

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Both men and women can have these shapes, but the apple body type has more of an impact on women

It’s important to be and feel healthy regardless of your shape.

But knowing what body type you have and where problem areas might be could be helpful in keeping you in tip-top shape.

Depending on your body type, you could be at higher risk for heart problems or diabetes.

Being aware of potential issues means you can work on the areas you need to stay fit and strong.

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Here we explain four of the most important body types and the health risks of each:

Apple

This is when people have larger waists in relation to their hips, creating a slight apple shape.

women who have it body type have a higher risk of heart attack than men.

Researchers at Oxford University found that women with larger waists and higher waist-to-hip and waist-to-height ratios had a 10 to 20 percent higher risk of heart attack.

More fat around the waist has also been linked to an increased risk of cancer and diabetes.

Jacqui Fenner, a body shaper she works with Deleoadded, “Apple-shaped people are often overweight in the middle and above the waist.

“While it can be easier to lose weight from the upper body than the hips or thighs, excess fat around the waist or abdomen can be unhealthy.”

She recommends keeping fit and healthy by keeping track of the amount of carbs you eat and eating high-protein meals.

Swimming, biking, and running are also great workouts that keep your heart healthy.

hourglass

Hourglass figures are traditionally considered an attractive body shape in a woman.

Some studies have claimed that women with this body type are less likely to be depressed and are more fertile.

“With a high bust, big hips and a small waist, happy hourglass figures are considered one of the most desirable body shapes, and they tend to gain weight evenly across their body,” said Ms. Fenner.

But that means when people with this form gain weight, it’s more evenly distributed, it’s harder to notice.

Therefore, you could be putting yourself at risk of diseases associated with weight gain — such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes — without realizing it.

Hourglass figures also often mean that the breasts are larger than average – which can cause neck, shoulder and back pain and, in turn, also make it difficult to exercise.

pear

This is another classic shape for a woman, where the fat is distributed around the thighs, hips and buttocks.

While it doesn’t sound like it, it appears to have fewer health risks than other body shapes.

dr Ana, Physician of Aesthetics at Deleo, explained, “Pear shapes have narrow arms and shoulders, and their weight is distributed across their thighs, hips, and buttocks.

“They can also develop a small pouch of fat around their lower abdomen.

“Fortunately, these regions act as ‘fat stores’ and don’t affect organs like the liver or heart, reducing the risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.”

A study published in the European Heart Journal found that carrying more weight on your legs – i.e. pear-shaped – reduced your risk of heart disease compared to apple-shaped people.

But with extra weight on your hips, buttocks and legs, your risk of varicose veins and degenerative knee and joint diseases increases.

The knees and joints can wear out faster, with an increased risk of fluid build-up.

Therefore said Dr. Ana that “pears” should also aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day, with a focus on cardiovascular activity and hip and thigh toning exercises like squats and lunges.

Inverted Triangles

The expert said: “People with this build, sometimes known as ‘carrot’, have narrow waists and hips and larger shoulders and breasts.

“Inverted triangles face the opposite challenge that pears have.

“Inverted triangles suffer from a lack of fat and muscle, while pears struggle with stubborn fat.”

Men and women with smaller physiques are at higher risk of osteoporosis because they have less bone mass to draw from.

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This can then also lead to osteoporosis-related bone fractures.

There was evidence of a link between the inverted triangle shape, which forms a slender frame between the shoulders and hips, and weakening bones.

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