Where fat is stored in the body can increase or decrease your health risk.
A person carrying extra weight around the abdomen is classified as an ‘apple’ shape. Apple shape body types tend to have a large belly with thin arms and legs.
Apple shape body types also carry a higher risk for developing obesity related health concerns because there is more internal fat surrounding the organs, known as visceral fat.
When fat is distributed around the hips, buttocks and thighs, it is classified as a ‘pear’ shape. There is less health risk associated with a pear shape.