Well I did a little research for you (meaning I just Googled apple shape vs pear shape), here is what I found....
Each shape has it's pro and cons...
-Generally carry most of their fat around their waist, have larger breast, narrow hips, and slender legs.
-Fat normally surrounds abdominal organs.
-Are at higher risk of suffering from metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, increased inflammation in the body, and certain cancers.
-Generally carry most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and buttocks
-Fat is usually stored directly under the skin.
-Are more likely to suffer from non life-threatening health risk such as: osteoporosis, cellulite, varicose veins, and eating disorders triggered by a poor body image.
Hummmmm......well, I am clearly an apple shape. Am I? lol.....Actually I do agree that most women fall under these two descriptions, but not all. I even feel that some women are a combination of the two.Tyra Banks for example fits the description of a pear shape woman but has large breast. I believe I do lack a behind but have large thighs and wide hips (that are not as noticeable as they would be if I had a smaller waist). So, I do believe I am an apple shaped woman with some pear shaped woman traits. Needless to say, the grass always seems greener on the other side. Oh how I long to be a pear shaped woman. But I yam, what I yam (in my Popeye voice).
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