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Fitness Tips To Suit Your Body-Type


Genetics play the leading role in creating the basic shape of your body and you have to begin with being realistic, so that you can do the best you can, with what you have. Body type of an individual, is a word related to the metabolism and genetic pre-disposition towards gaining fat or muscle or staying lean.

All of us are programmed by birth to be tall and long-limbed, petite and short limbed, small framed or big-boned or whatever. It is better for all of us to begin accepting the imitable things about our body type, and move towards improving on what can be improved.

Genetics also determine where you are likely to gain weight, which at times might not be appreciable by you. No matter what you do, you might find that any extra pound you carry appears around your middle, on your hips and thighs or below your beltline.

This clearly proves that women with different Metabolic rates and different body shapes need to workout differently. A woman who has a tendency to gain weight/fat easily will need to do more exercise than a woman who cannot gain weight no matter what.

Physiologists have divided women into three basic body types :

NOTE: These are broad recommendations to suit different body type to achieve health and fitness goals. For a personalised WF fitness program based on the five components of complete fitness namely, Cardiovascular Training, Strength training, Flexibility training, Nutrition and Weight Management, Log on to

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