- A pear shape has a narrower waist and shoulders than the hips. If you have a pear-shaped body, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re at risk. However, pear-shaped women have a tendency to gain weight and become an apple shape, especially after menopause.
- An apple shape has a larger waist than the shoulders and hips. That’s the one to avoid.
Once you start exercising with a high fiber diet, your waist area will be one of the first body parts to show good results. However, even if you do lots of ab exercises, you won’t be seeing any definition without some overall weight loss. Focus on cardiovascular exercises like running and cycling before getting ready for your 6-pack. Also, don’t forget that stress and irregular sleeping patterns may add to the extra fat around your waist.