BODY AND SOUL: Flat out worrying about bikinis

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BIKINIS, long adored by men, may be on the way out, with a high number of women admitting they hate a certain body part the garmet shows off.
The study – which spoke to 400 women across the country – revealed that female waistlines are more cause for concern than any other body part.
Surprisingly only 14 per cent said thighs, which is a turn around from earlier decades.
Arms were next, with seven per cent and hips, five per cent and bum four per cent.
“While having an ‘apple’ body shape is often determined by genetic and hormonal make-up, Australian women have to be aware of the risks involved of carrying too much weight around the middle.
Ruler or Straight - celebrity style Keira KnightleyThe waist circumference is larger than the chest or hips circumferences, which are virtually the same. The body has a relatively high androgen level compared to the estrogen level, and this causes the skeleton to develop in a more masculine pattern and body fat to be distributed predominantly around the waist.
Pear or Spoon or Bell (Triangle upward) Celebrity style: Jennifer Lopez
Women with this type of body shape tend to have fat deposit first in the buttocks, hips and thighs. As body fat percentage increases, an increasing proportion of body fat is distributed around the waist and upper abdomen.
Apple (Triangle downward) Celebrity style: Kate Winslett
In this type of body shape fat gets accumulated in the upper part and waist area. Body fat distribution tends to begin in the arms, shoulders, chest and upper abdomen first. There is an increased risk of heart disease and metabolic disorder as some fat is released in the bloodstream.
Hourglass shape (Triangles opposing, facing in) Celebrity style: Scarlett Johansson
The waist circumference is less than that of the chest or hips circumferences, which are virtually the same. Body fat distribution tends to be around both the upper body and lower body. This body type enlarges the arms, breasts, hips and rear before other parts, including waist and upper abdomen. It is every woman’s dream to have an hourglass shaped figure.