Independent of fat percentage, weight or width, female body shapes are categorised in some Western cultures into one of four elementary geometric shapes, though there are very wide ranges of actual sizes within each shape:
Banana, straight, or I shape (rectangular): The waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than the hips and bust measurement.
Body fat is distributed predominantly in the abdomen, buttocks, chest, and face. This overall fat distribution creates the typical ruler (straight) shape.
*Apple or V shape (triangle downward): Apple shaped women have broad(er) shoulders compared to their (narrower) hips.
*Apple shaped women tend to have slim legs/thighs, while the abdomen and chest look larger compared to the rest of the body. Fat is mainly distributed in the abdomen, chest, and face.
*Pear, spoon, bell, or A shape (triangle upward): The hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement.
The distribution of fat varies, with fat tending to deposit first in the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
As body fat percentage increases, an increasing proportion of body fat is distributed around the waist and upper abdomen. The women of this body type tend to have a (relatively) larger rear, thicker thighs, and a small(er) bosom.
*Hourglass or X shape (triangles opposing, facing in): The hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrow waist.
Body fat distribution tends to be around both the upper body and lower body. This body type enlarges the arms, chest, hips, and rear before other parts, such as the waist and upper abdomen.
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Estrogens have a significant impact on a female’s body shape.
They are produced in both men and women, but their levels are significantly higher in women, especially in those of reproductive age. Besides other functions, estrogens promote the development of female secondary sexual characteristics, such as breasts and hips.
Testosterone is an anabolic steroid which helps build and maintain muscles with physical activity, such as exercise.
On the other hand, estrogens reduce muscle mass.
Muscle mass changes over time as a result of changes in testosterone and estrogen levels and exercise, besides other factors.
The aging process has an inevitable impact on a person’s body shape. A woman’s sex hormone levels will affect the fat distribution on her body.
“Body shape is determined by the nature of The Body Fat distribution that, in turn, is significantly correlated with women’s sex hormone profile, risk for disease, and reproductive capability.” by Dr. Singh
Concentrations of estrogen will influence where body fat is stored.
So go back to sleep and start loving your beautiful healthy body !!!!