Whether you are thin or fat, you need to know where the fat is stored in your body. This is because it gives you important health information that needs your attention in order to lead a healthier life.
Breasts and arms
White fat cells can be stored around your breasts and arms for genetic reasons and can only be burned by losing all body weight. For this reason you should know your BMI first. The BMI can be calculated by dividing your height by the square of your height. You can use the BMI Calculator from the NIH to find out for you. The BMI of 30.0 is obesity and is an invitation to exercise and weight loss.
Especially for females, a waist size greater than 35 inches or 88.9 centimeters is obese and for males, a waist size of 40 inches or 101.6 centimeters is an important sign of excess fat around the abdomen.
Hips and thighs
To understand if you have extra weight around this area, you must check the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) which can be calculated by the size of your waist divided by the size of the hip joint. According to the World Health Organization, the ideal WHR should be 0.9 inches or less for men and 0.85 inches or less for women.