There are two body types and one is more prone to disease, unfortunately.
Which one are you?
Do you know if you are Android or Gynoid?
- Android (Apple shaped) – carries fat in the belly
- Gynoid (Pear shaped) – carries fat in the butt
Android is more prone to disease because of the visceral fat surrounding the organs. The visceral fat is dangerous because it encroaches on the organs and is known for insulin resistance.
Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol, are associated with the android body shape (tummy bigger than the waste).
- Type 2 Diabetes is caused by insulin resistance.
- Hypertension is high blood pressure.
- Hypercholesterolemia is high cholesterol.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have any of these 3 diseases and you have an android shape, you can change your diet and exercise to reverse it.
Calculating your Waste to Hip Ratio will tell you what safety zone you’re in. You can determine if you’re at risk for disease by measuring your waste and your hips.
Do The Math
Divide your waste measurement by your hip measurement. Your waste will be measured at your navel (belly button) and your hips are measured at where your hip bones are located.
WHR Risk Chart
Males ratios are slightly higher than females, I assume because they tend to be more rectangular shaped than females.
You Are Beautiful!
Regardless of whether your an Android or a Gynoid shape, everyone is beautiful. This info is meant to bring awareness about your health and wellness.
You Can Live a Happy, Fulfilling Life
If you are suffering from some health symptoms like insulin resistance or high blood pressure, you need to know you can take control and steer your health in another direction. Everyone can live a happy, productive, and fulfilled life. You just have to believe in yourself.
If this info is overwhelming or you don’t know what to do from here, make an appointment with your doctor and let them know you want to make some changes. You want to lose weight and improve your health. They can help you work with a weight loss coach so you can achieve your goals.
Your Voice Matters
If you know someone that this info could help, make sure to share this with them so they can take action. Share the love and encouragement needed for change and let your friends and family know you’re there for them for support.