According to Dr. Savard, while apple-shaped women need to be very careful and alert about the many health risks associated with their body shape, they are not alone. Pear-shaped women also face serious concerns of their own. Osteoporosis, eating disorders, varicose veins and cellulite are all great health concerns for pears. Although pear-zone fat is actually healthy, once it's there it's extremely hard to get rid of. The good news for apples is their fat comes off much faster and easier.
Whether you are an apple or pear the best solution to taking control of your health is to follow a nutritious diet, exercise and minimize large amounts of stress. In Apples & Pears, you will learn what types of elite foods benefit each of the body shapes. eDiets.com offers a variety of diet plans that will help guide you down the road to good health. You will also receive individual guidelines, recipes and menus, and have access to nutrition professionals and support. Each plan is completely customized to your tastes.
Dr. Savard says, "Women need to throw away the scales and use the tape measure to measure their health. The key is to think about long-term health. This means eating elite foods. These foods will protect you from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis and that's what you want."
Your body is continually changing and with these transitions new health concerns constantly arise. Apples & Pears offers a variety of tools, such as the health log, to help you keep constant track of these developments. According to Dr. Savard, the health log is a checklist that covers everything from keeping track of your waist size, heart and cholesterol, to scheduling a mammogram and pap test. You can find the form in the back of the book or download it from the Apples & Pears website at www.applesandpears.org.
There are no pears about it. When it comes to taking control of your health the apple does not fall far from the tree. Understanding your body shape can help you become alert to all the health risks you may be facing and guide you toward making the vital changes you need to stay healthy.
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