What is somatotype?
The different body types idea was first introduced by William H. Sheldon in the 1940s. He called them somatotypes (the word he used to describe a body type)
He claimed that there are three types of somatotypes and everyone falls, though not entirely, under these three types.
What are the Body types?
Most people are born with unique combinations of the three body types. And people are born with an inherited body type, be it : an ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph.
Knowing your body type can really help you find the right diet and exercise plan. There are proper diets and exercise plans for each body type.
People with this body type are long and lean and they have a really hard time gaining weight. You need to check with your doctor first if you are planning to gain any weight. Try to eat five or six times a day and make sure that 30% of your calories come from fat.
An example of a good meal for you will be squash soup, Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating, and upside down cake with poached dried fruits.
People with this body type posses a pear-shaped soft body and they gain weight easily. Eating smaller meals that are at least 5 hours apart are preferable for this body type. An example of a meal for you would be minestrone soup, Salisbury steak with an apple dessert, BUT in small servings.
People with this body type are athletic, very solid and strong. They have slight amount of fat and they have wide heavy shoulders topped with muscled arms and legs. They can eat almost anything because gaining or losing weight is not a problem for them. But of course nobody is immune to osteoporosis, heart disease, and other diet- and lifestyle- related diseases. Eating in moderation is really preferable.
Knowing your body type, you can enhance yourself by doing the right diet and exercise plan suited to your type to help you feel and look better.