Know Your Body Type, Part 2
Continuing our quest to understand body types, we will now look at : The Endomorph
The endomorph body type tends to store fat very easily, and frequently finds it hard to lose the fat. An endomorph can often have a sluggish metabolism, and must be particularly careful with his/her diet. Some common characteristics of the endomorph body type are:
- Tendency to be naturally overweight
- Gain fat easily
- Difficulty losing the fat
- Larger around the waist
- Possibly sensitive to carbohydrates (particularly processed and refined)
- Slow metabolism
- Body shape is more rounded or pear shaped
- Often possess reasonable strength levels
Individuals with the endomorph body type will generally find that diet alone is not sufficient enough to achieve their weight loss goals. Diet along with weight training and cardiovascular training, will help boost their slow metabolic rate. Consuming 5 – 6 small meals daily will assist in speeding metabolism. In this regard, endomorphs would have to be stricter with their daily diet and fitness activities than ectomorphs in order to see greater gains.
Health and fitness is a lifestyle.