Now that you know your body type,coupling that information with the right workout regimen can help you get that much closer to your fitness goals. You may find yourself looking at your favorite celebrities on the red carpets, in the ESPN Body Issue pining away for the bodies of Hope Solo,Venus Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce. Trust me when I say you’re not alone! Once you learn that it’s all about the natural shape you’re born with working out becomes a lot more productive.
Trust me, this is good news! With this knowledge your fitness goals have an increased chance for success.
If you carry most of your excess weight around the waist and tend to have narrower hips and bigger breasts, you’re an apple. Some researchers believe that apples have an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and early death while others think that waist circumference may be no better an indicator of your likelihood of having a heart attack than any other measurement of body fat. Still, being overweight, no matter where you carry your fat, puts more strain on your heart and increases your risk for heart disease.
What you can do: You can’t spot reduce to get rid of fat, but you can start a cardio routine to help burn fat all over, and tone your abdominal muscles to make them look more streamlined, says triathlete Mark Allen, co-author of Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You. Research has found jogging to be the single most effective exercise to tone tummies, so if you have your doctor’s approval, consider starting a running program to slim down. Next, add in ab-toning moves, such as planks and crunches.