If you live in the twenty-first century, you’ve probably heard of an hourglass figure at least once. The hourglass figure gets its name from the body shape of a clock’s forerunner. This body type looks to be one of the most popular among women, according to so-called “ideal body standards.” The measurements for an hourglass form are 36-24-36 or 90-60-90, depending on the metric system you choose, and relate to your breast, waist, and hips. However, just because your measurements are higher or smaller than those listed doesn’t mean you don’t belong in that body type. Proportions are the most important element of an hourglass figure, so take command of the situation and shape your perfect physique. Scientists have discovered that your waist size has an impact on your health as well as your attractiveness. A woman’s waistline should be no more than (89cm), according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, otherwise her health may be jeopardized. Such results could indicate an increase in visceral fat stored in your abdominal cavity, signaling that it’s time to reconsider your current lifestyle. Don’t panic; the right diet and exercise plan can save your life. Given the foregoing, why not combine what’s good for your health with what’s good for your figure and “exercise” your way to a smaller waist?