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If your WHR does indicate an apple-shape, don't see this as a negative result. Instead treat it as a call-to-action to improve your daily habits. There is nothing you can do to change your body-type – that's something you inherited – but you can take steps to improve your health and reduce your risk for above-mentioned diseases. Even if you have a genetic predisposition to being apple-shaped, way you live is what ultimately determines whether or not you gain excess fat. Genes clearly play a role, but they certainly don't determine what you're going to have for dinner or how often you exercise.
As long as you don't have too much excess body fat, being an apple versus a pear doesn't put you at special risk – it's just something to keep in mind. After all, more you understand your body-type, easier it will be to create and implement a routine that's right for you; you're also more likely to feel good about progress you're making towards a healthy lifestyle. And even those with a pear-shape should try to keep their body fat within a healthy range, to help avoid various problems associated with obesity.
My fat loss and fitness plan “Every Body Loses” will give you tools you need to begin a healthy weight loss program. The style of eating and exercising outlined in my book is one that you can follow for life without feeling deprived. If you’re serious about losing fat and getting fit go to www.aim4nutrition.com and get started TODAY!
Good Luck and Be Well,
Aimee Deak Personal Trainer & Nutrition Analyst AIM 4 NUTRITION
Aimee Deak is a certified personal trainer, nutrition analyst and author of the book, "Every Body Loses", an easy-to follow, step-by-step guide to fat loss.
You can find more information about fat loss and exercise on her website www.aim4nutrition.com