Obesity ~ Your Weight or Your Shape ?

Obesity What is more Important – Your Weight or Your Shape ?
The ultimate risk of diseases in relation of obesity is not the weight but the shape of the weight your body carries.
Now many studies have established the fact that if you have a pear shape – namely carrying most of your fat in your butt and your thighs – you are better off than an apple shape where your waist measurement is beyond your hip measurement.
Here is an eight-year follow-up to the nurse’s health study which began with almost 45,000 women. A definite pattern emerged which tells you that it’s not how much you weigh, but where that weight is that can be critical for heart disease. For woman, risk for dying from heart disease is much greater than the risk of dying from breast cancer and yet, the latter seems to get a lot more attention and fear.To find out what the risks are this simple test would help.First, let’s start with waist-hip ratio.To measure your waist-hip ratio, measure your waist at the level of your belly button and your hips at the largest circumference with a tape measure.On division of waist and hip measures we get the waist -hip ratio which should be somewhere between 0.7 to 1.0.If it’s above one that implies your waist is larger than your hips. That’s not good.
Now let’s go for the body mass index.
The body mass index, or BMI, is the ratio of your weight in kilograms divided by your height in meters squared.
It is now found that even if your BMI is higher than desirable, it doesn’t seem to make as much difference as your waist-hip ratio.BMI’s of less than 25 has been considered desirable, over 25 is considered to be undesirable.
It is also to be understood that the risk for women under the age of 60 is more pronounced than women over the age of 60. The risk factors that we are concerned here are mainly for coronary heart disease which includes non fatal heart attacks as well as fatal heart attacks.
If your waist-hip ratio is 0.72 or below, you are the standard, and don’t at least have to worry about heart attacks based on your body shape.If your waist-hip ratio is 0.72 to .76 and you are under 60, your risk is 1.7 times higher than the standard or 70 percent higher.If your ratio is 0.76 to 0.80, your risk is two and a half times higher.If your ratio is 0.80 to .88, your risk approaches three times higher.If your waist-hip ratio is over 0.88, your risk is four and a half times higher.If you are older than 60, the top category of risk is 1.9 times higher.So you can see that the effects of this are diminished in women over the age of 60, implying that extra abdominal fat is less risky for older woman. Now here is the major point of this study. With minor exceptions, it didn’t matter whether your body mass index was under 25 or over 25. In other words, an overweight woman, if she has more of an hour-glass figure, seems to be protected. In addition, you can look at the absolute waist circumference measurements.
At 71.1 centimetres, your waist is fine.At a waist circumference of 81.3 to 86.4 centimetres, your risk is a couple of times higher.If your ratio is over 96 centimetres, and you are under 60, your risk is up four times. If you are over 60, your risk is only up two times.

It can be easily concluded that an overweight woman, if she has more of

an hour-glass figure, seems to be protected.

A waist circumference above 100 cm in men and above 90 cm in women is associated with increased levels of triglyceride and reduced levels of HDL cholesterol.

So, for those who are in a high risk category it’s important to take preventive measures concerning exercise and cholesterol and take care of oneself as best as possible.

Childhood Obesity
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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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