Are You an Apple or a Pear?

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Take a look at your body in the mirror. Do you see an apple or a pear?

  • Apple – If you are an apple, you carry your extra weight around your waist. You look wider in the middle.
  • Pear – If you are a pear, you carry your extra weight in your hips. Your waist is smaller than your bottom.

Your body type affects more than just how you look. It can also affect your health. Having extra weight isn’t good for your health, no matter where it is. But if you carry extra weight at your waist, you may have a greater risk for health problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea

If you think you need to lose weight, talk with your doctor. Your doctor can advise you on the best way to start healthy eating and exercise plans. Even if you don’t need to drop a few pounds, eat healthy and stay active to look your best no matter what your body type is.