Banana, apple, pear, and hourglass are the 4 major body shapes known to most people in describing women’s body shapes.
Well, this is how women’s body shapes look like;
Banana or rectangle body shape means that your shoulders, waistline, and hip line around the same size. However, it also means that your body shape looks athletic.
Most of these people are slender and hard to gain weight. Slender people may increase their health risk by thinking they may never look fat. The truth is your body fat percentage has risen without you noticing. It then puts you at the risk of diabetes and such like conditions.
Underweight people in this category are also at risk of certain health conditions like menstruation, depression, and malnutrition.
With apple or inverted triangle body shapes, it means that their shoulders and hips are around the same size. This means they have a less defined waist. However, apple fruit body shapes are also known for their shapely arms and legs and they often have a very feminine bust.
Apples carry extra weight around their waist. This is where a dangerous type of fat often accumulates. It is called visceral fat and it penetrates deep under the skin. It builds around the organs, harming them over time. The result is a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers like colon and uterine cancer.
On the other side, visceral fat is the easiest type to get rid of with diet and exercise. So, “apples” often lose weight faster than other body shapes.
Having a “pear” or triangle body shape means your hips are wider than your shoulders and waistline. This body shape has narrow shoulders with a smaller bust and a well-defined waist. Usually, their lower body is wider than their upper body. Finally, they are also known for their feminine hips and tiny waists.
However, “Pears” have a harder time losing weight. This is because “pears” store the most excess fat in the lower half of the body. This stubborn fat is commonly called “passive fat”. It is not as dangerous as visceral fat because the “passive fat” places extra stress on the legs. This can increase the risk of varicose veins, degenerative knee and leg joint diseases. Pears are at a lower risk of the diseases that “apples” often face
Hourglass shape means that your shoulders and hips are really around the same size. But your waistline is smaller. You probably have a well-defined and narrow waist that looks sexy.
These people tend to carry extra weight all over. This includes visceral fat around the midsection. So they are at risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.