Your risk of developing heart disease or Type 2 Diabetes can be due to combination of numerousfactors. Most of us are familiar with the connection between poor diet, lack of exercise and the development of heart disease. However, what many people don’t realize is that there are some factors that you cannot control when it comes to having a disposition towards metabolic disorders and coronary issues and that has to do with your body type.

Whether or not you become overweight or obese is mostly within your control how your genetics have chosen to distribute your weight is throughout your body, which refers to where your body stores fat. Still, maintaining a healthy body weight—which would decrease your waist circumference—is a controllable risk factor (more on that topic below) that can reduce your heart disease risk.

There are three basic body types.


Ectomorphs tend to be long limbed and not very muscular. You often hear this body type referred as “skinny fat” which means you have a low weight and small size but still have high body fat.
Ectomomorphs don’t gain weight because of a fast metabolism and eat more than other body types while gaining very little or no weight. Genetically, this body type usually has a limited abiity to build muscle.

The key to coronary health for an ectomorph is to focus on power and resistance training to build strength Eating good-quality fats with a moderate protein intake of 25 to 30 grams per meal along with good-quality carbohydrates. This body type does well with a heavier breakfast and a lighter dinner.

Mesomorphs area able to lose and gain weight easily, build muscle quickly and usually have an upright posture. This body type tens to have a longer torso and short limbs. Women with a mesomorph body type are strong and athletic. They excel in explosive sports, calling for power and speed.
Mesomorphs have a genetic make up that suits power and strength. They are able to gain fat burning muscle mass more quickly than any other body type. They lose the most weight with high-intensity interval training, pilates and Yoga. For coronary health they should eat mostly good-quality fats with moderate carbohydrates and less protein especially at dinner.


Endomorphs tend to have fuller, curvy figures and may struggle to keep their body fat percentage in cheek. Their metabolism is slower and they need to eat foods and do exercises that will fire up their metabolism.

High-intensity activities such as HIIT and Crossfit are great as are weight training and moderate endurance training. Endomorphs must eat good-quality fats and proteins and limit their carbohydrate intake in order tomaximie their body composition and prevent insulin and blood sugar imbalances.

If you feel the odds of getting rid of your weight are high because of genetic or hereditary factors, our integrated staff of professionals here at Pinewood Natural Health Centre can help you optimize your weight loss goals. Our Toronto weight loss clinic has a list of full services and products at http://www.pinewoodhealth.caor call our Toronto Office at (416)-656- 8100. We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.

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