Your health is affected not only by how much body fat you have, but also by where most of the fat is located on your body. Waist to hip ratio (WHR) analyzes the relationship between your waist and hip measurements to help you understand your body-type and current health status. Most women store their body fat in two distinct ways, often called "apple" and "pear" shapes.
These terms refer to where you carry excess body fat - around your middle (apple) or around your hips and buttocks (pear). Carrying excess body fat around your middle increases health risks significantly more than carrying fat around your hips, thighs and other areas of your body.
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Your training heart rate zone is a critical element in exercise. Taking your pulse and figuring your heart rate during a workout is one of the primary indicators in ascertaining the intensity level at which you and your heart is working.
WF in its pursuit to help its members monitor their progress while on the fitness program bring you the most advanced fitness tool, The Metabolic Index, a true indicator of healthy fatloss predicting that when you're losing weight you're close to maintaining or even increasing lean body mass.
Fats provide energy and are used for growth and repair of tissues. They are found in olives, nuts, cheese, meat, fish, poultry, butter, oils, avocado, and mayonnaise. Saturated fats are less healthy than polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.