What Your Body Shape Reveals About Your Health?
Whether it's pleasantly plump or straight like a string bean, bodies come in all shapes and sizes. That shape isn't necessarily an indicator of overall health. But storing fat in different areas of the body can be a strong predictor for certain diseases, including stroke, diabetes, heart disease and others."Fat that you can squeeze is called subcutaneous fat, and it's much harder to lose," says Tamyra Rogers, MD, a family medicine practitioner in San Antonio, Texas. Subcutaneous fat sits under the skin and is found primarily in the thighs and butt, says Rogers. It has some health benefits, including storing energy for the body and protecting bones and muscles from injury.