Women who have wide hips should not be too shy and upset about my figure. Owner of this type of figure, which is called by the people "pear" are more likely to live a long life. The study found that those women that when a narrow waist have wide hips, live longer than those women who have the shape of an Apple. To the owners of the pear-shaped figure can be attributed Kate Winslet, Christina Hendricks and Jennifer Lopez. In addition, scientists have proved that retained at the age of 30 years slim waist women have a life expectancy of 10 years longer than those ladies who at that age had a slight tummy.
As for men, the results are not comforting. Thirty men who possess so-called beer belly, live, on average, 17 years less than the representatives of the stronger sex, who have a slim figure. Specialists have found that it is not so important fat itself as the place of its location. There are cases when the fat surrounds the vital organs and has a negative impact. Layer of fat produces hormones that negatively affects blood pressure, improves cholesterol and blood sugar. All these problems undoubtedly have a negative impact on health.
In its activity the doctors primarily use the BMI - body mass index, which calculates the ratio of human growth to its weight. But BMI is not able to specify the location of fat, representing a danger to life. Meanwhile, the body mass index some athletes shows that they have obesity, although, actually, it's not. In order to determine the type of shape and how much is dangerous location of the fat layers, the researchers recommend the use of another formula: waist circumference divided by height in centimeters. The ideal ratio is the index of 0.4 and 0.5. This index indicates the identity of the figure to the class of "pear". If the index is higher, the human figure is"Apple". Index of 0.61 speaks of the danger, and lower than 0.4 is a shortfall.