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Body shape and why it matters

Body shape and where you carry your excess weight is a valuable predictor of disease risk.  Therefore, determining whether you are shaped like an apple, pear or avocado is important. Struggling to zip up your jeans is more than just a cosmetic problem –  it is a potential health problem. Read the rest of this entry

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Body shape and why it matters

apple and pear togetherAre you an apple, pear or the latest fruit to be included in the mix –  an avocado?  Why is it important to know which fruit shape you are?  Well apparently the distribution of your fat is a valuable predictor of your risk for Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease. While BMI (body mass index) is a good way to tell if you are at a healthy weight, it doesn’t tell the whole story as it doesn’t take into account where you carry your extra weight. The fairly new kid on the block is “Waist-to-Hip” ratio. In this post I will share with you how you can work out your ratio to determine whether you potentially have the shape with the most health risk. Read the rest of this entry