YOUR BODY TYPE AND METABOLISM

The classification system for different body types is called ‘somatotyping’:

Ectomorphs are the lean and lanky. They are usually very thin and bony, with fast metabolism and extremely low body fat. An ectomorph can seemingly eat like a horse without gaining an ounce.

Mesomorphs are the "genetically gifted." They are lean, muscular and naturally athletic. Mesomorphs lose fat and gain muscle with ease.

Endomorphs are the "fat retainers." Characterized by round features, excess body fat and large joints ("big bones"), endomorphs usually have difficulty in losing body fat and they tend to gain fat quickly if they eat poorly or don't exercise. In addition to inherited body type ("somatotype"), individuals may also inherit certain metabolic variations. Some people metabolize carbohydrates inefficiently and do not regulate blood sugar efficiently. They tend to produce too much insulin when they eat concentrated or fast-absorbing carbs and are insulin resistant. This makes it more difficult to release stored body fat and puts them at risk for a variety of health problems. This condition is known as "Syndrome X" or "metabolic syndrome."

Stay focussed !
Pankesh Asrani
BEneFIT FITNESS STUDIO

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