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Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk
Are You an Apple or a Pear?
5/15/2013 12:12:15 PM
I finally weighed and measured myself to face facts. I've always considered myself to be just a "bit" on the pudgy side - but now I've really allowed the pounds pile up. I'm an apple -ugh... But I feel motivated to do something now. This is my second week using Spark, and thank goodness I found this site!
Always wondered why I didn't quite fit as an apple or a pear, so now I know why...I'm an Avocado! It will be interesting to see how that changes once I get back to my well defined (36-24-36) Hourglass figure. :)
Is this true for people who have small hips?? My waist is only one inch below what my hips are. I wear a size 8 so it's hard for me to believe I am a high risk for heart disease. I know this is a quick measure and not accurate for everyone.
I find it funny folks are debating whether or not they are what "fruit" or "veggie" type they are. The bottom line, we all need to be concerned about the Numbers. We all need to reduce the core, by whatever healthy means necessary. I, once upon a time, was a considered a pear shape. The facts are the my body has change because I have not maintained a healthy body weight. I can change this! We all can!
It says I am an apple. When I was at my peak fitness in high school I had a classic hourglass shape. Now though I store the majority of my weight in my chest. While I have gained over 50 lbs my pant size has stayed the same but my bra size has gone up A LOT.
I have a question on the facts. I have actually heard that the boxy, "straight-up-and-down" avocado shape (sometimes called banana) is the most common shape for women. But you said avocado was least common. What's up with that?
Not sure I believe in this interpretation of body types. I was a definate pear and now since having a baby Im a definate apple (according to this definition). If Im fat Im apparently an apple, if Im thin Im a pear. Surely your weight shouldnt be relevant if body type is a genetic or lasting thing?
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