finding the ideal body shape for women, let’s start with the most
important shape factor. The most important female shape factor is the
waist to hip ratio. This factor is not only important in deciding
whether or not you are healthy, it also lets you know if you are
your WHR (Waist to Hip Ratio) was between .6 and .8, you are shapely
and you are ready for the next factor. Now let us look at whether you
are top heavy or bottom heavy with the Bust to Hip ratio (BHR).
chart below was taken from reseach done in the military in Human
Here is some data taken from mil-std-1472D
|5% of women below this in (in)
|95% of women below this (in)
|5% of women below this in (cm)
|95% of women below this (cm)
you did not have the ideal Hip to
Waist Ratio of between .6 to .8, your shape will be determined by your
weight and height.
As your BMI goes up above 25, you will lose your weight and approach the round shape ( where your waist is bigger than both your hips and your bust). As your BMI goe sown below 18.5 your shape will become more of a rectangle or ruler.
most common way to describe a womans shape is the fruit
method. Pear for a triangle shape or bottom heavy, strawberry
for the inverted triangle heart shape or top heavy, hour glass for
happy average, the apple being round, and the banana being like a
column, shapeless or boyish. But do not get too carried away
with the details. These are all relative descriptions.
Did you see that just the other day, Jennifer Aniston was named the hottest woman of all time by US Weekly? A nice body yes, but it is her attitude and personality. She seems so real. As a guy talking to other guys, I am constanly amazed at how different our tastes in women are. As a 60 year old man, I am amazed at how sexy 60 year old women are.
Are they more attractive now than when I was a teenager? I write about the ideal shape, but I do not really understand it all. It is not about anyone else. What is your ideal weight and ideal shape? What do you want to do? What do you want to be able to do? Play sports? Run? Shop all day? Garden? Take a hint from Jennifer Aniston. Get Real.
By the way. Jennifer Aniston is concidered pear shaped.
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The Key is to make sure you have a healthy Waist to Hip Ratio.
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