Weight Loss: Does Body Type Play a Huge Factor

We’ve all heard of specific foods that we should be eating based on our blood type. What about a workout you should be doing based on the shape of your body? Are we busting our buns in the gym and not addressing the fact that our body shape is genetic? I’m scratching my head! Perhaps we can always plan our workouts according to body type to make sure that we lose weight the right way.

Pear: Pear-shaped women are usually heavier on the bottom than on the top and carry excess weight on their hips, waist and thighs. You must focus on power moves, total body strength training and endurance cardio. Create a stronger, more defined upper body to balance out your shape. You can combine strength and cardio training which will help you burn more calories. Make sure to divide the days well.

Apple: Apple-shaped women are rounder in the middle and have a thicker waist, especially in comparison to their shoulders and hips. To enhance your workout, mix fat-blasting cardio and waist-defining strength moves to burn more fat.

Rectangle: Women who have an androgynous body type are often referred to as the ‘string bean’ and lack curves. You must do the strength building workout to help improve your body composition and add definition to your straight figure. Though you don’t have to focus on burning calories, it’s good to improve your overall stamina, endurance and health.

Hourglass: Women with an hourglass figure are both curvy on the top as well as the bottom and with smaller appearing waists. Incorporate a high step, strength training and lots of cardio in your everyday workout routine.


Susy Sedano is a Content Producer at Digital Wellness, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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