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Friday, 17 October 2014

Why Body Shape Matters


This is the second in a series of 7 blog posts I am doing on dieting issues. The first one was about the relative merits of dieting and exercise if you are obese and can be viewed at: Is No Exercise Worse than Obesity? Today's blog post is about ways of measuring whether you have a healthy weight:-

There are some different ways of measuring this. One of the most well know is the BMI (Body Mass Index) measurement. However, often health professionals consider your waist measurement and/or waist-hip ratio to be more important, i.e. an important aspect from a health point of view is where your weight is distributed around your body. If you are shaped more like an apple than a pear with extra weight around your abdomen then this is said to present more risks for your health than if you are shaped like a pear with extra weight around your bottom and thighs. You can find more information about this at the link below:

Why Body Shape Matters

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