Love handles or thunder thighs? No matter what you lovingly call your body fat, you probably experience one or the other. That’s because most women tend to gain weight in one of two places: Our waists or our hips. But what does this mean for your overall health? Pear-shaped women were long thought to have the health upper hand, but new research suggests apple-shaped women may not be out of luck. Read on for both sides of the story.
Ultrasound imaging involves exposing part of the body to high frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. This is the same principle involved in the sonar used by bats, ships and fishermen. When a sound wave strikes an object, it echoes back. By measuring these echo waves it is possible to determine how far away the object is and its size, shape, and consistency.
The average female life expectancy is increasing, and women can expect to spend about 30 years of their lifetime in the menopause. Studies estimate about a third of the total living women population are in the menopause. If not well managed, menopausal symptoms often lead to a poor quality of life.
Christmas is just around the corner. It will be merry-making for many, with plenty of other chores either forgotten or pushed aside. You could choose to let everything else pass, but keep your health as part of the agenda.
Being health conscious as you go through the festivities deliberately gets you onto healthier choices.