Figure and body shape are hot topics in society today, with everyone taking quizzes across the internet to determine if they’re a pear, apple, hourglass, inverted triangle, etc. The list goes on and on, and the seemingly endless descriptions for body shape can be confusing and often demeaning. However, there is some merit to understanding your own body and where you are likely to store fat. Just as no two fingerprints are the same, no two bodies are the same, and it is impossible to place each neatly into some fruit category. But, knowing what your general proportions say about your health shouldn’t cause you to feel shame or envy those with other body shapes, instead, you should feel empowered to cultivate a diet and exercise routine that helps keep your body working at its best.