According to any accepted, modern anatomy science book or reference, the typical human body type (Body Type One/BT1), with properly developed posture (spinal/vertebrae extension), muscles, and muscle mass, has a shape that looks like this:
But the truth of the matter is, not every human body has this “typical” shape. In fact, more people than not do not have this typical body type or shape. Why, and how does body type affect shape and day-to-day living?
Body Type Shape – Posture, Vertebrae, Muscles, Muscle Mass
The spine/spinal column and 33 vertebrae, along with the 200+ bones (generally 270 at birth, 206 by adulthood) make up the scaffolding and structure of the typical human body. All of which the vast majority of “normal” human bodies have properly developed, if their genetics/DNA is functioning as intended. The same is essentially true about the roughly 640 or so muscles (some figures say up to 840). However, as science continues to truly grow and move beyond outdated concepts and ways of doing things to acquire more accurate knowledge, scientists are finding that some human bodies are more prone to obesity from birth, no less.
Of course, diet, exercise, and lifestyle (see FORCA Health Score) will account for at least some if not many of these discrepancies, but most certainly not all of them. Fellow One Research’s The Four Body Types research has been working now for nearly two decades to better understand such discrepancies. Posture and muscle mass have risen to the forefront as key variables in understanding why body type shape varies so dramatically across so many human bodies.
Why Calories are Not the Only Important Variable Relative to Body Type Shape & Obesity – Posture and Muscle Mass
As more attention is given to and scientific research is brought forward in terms of body type shape and being obese, one would think that both childhood and adult obesity cases would have improved. Especially over the past 20 years as diet (Blue Zone Meditteranean), exercise (cardio & resistance training – weightlifting/isometrics) and lifestyle have become better understood and implemented, at least in first world countries. However, the scientific evidence simply does not support this conclusion to date. Obesity is actually on the rise and continues to be a very serious worldwide health epidemic, which significantly impacts affordable healthcare, or lack thereof.
The idea that the main fundamental cause of obesity and being overweight/fat is due to an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended, all be it a viable variable in things, just does not add up relative to the whole. There are other body type shape variables that are not being given the credence and attention they deserve to help truly understand, wrangle, and overcome the global obesity epidemic. Aside from diet, exercise, and lifestyle, at least four of those important variables are genetics/DNA, posture (spinal/vertebrae extension), muscle mass, and metabolism.
How Genetics/DNA, Metabolism, Posture, and Muscle Mass Affect Weight & Body Type Shape
The more properly developed muscle and muscle mass that one has on their body altogether, usually the more efficient their metabolism (increased, steady, decreased metabolic rate) overall. Both passive/resting (FORMR/Fellow One Research Metabolism Rate Adjusted Mifflin-St Jeor BMR/Basal Metabolic Rate Score) and active (FORMA/Fellow One Research Metabolism Activity Adjusted Harris-Benedict Activity Score) metabolic rate/metabolism are key elements in burning (slow, normal/average, or fast) calories, and thus fat to keep obesity in check. Muscle goes hand-in-hand with each specific vertebra in the spinal column, directly influencing posture, shape, and human body type (The Four Body Types) as a whole. In turn, all of this affects weight gain, loss, management, maintenance, and the obesity roller coaster ride.
A genetically-blessed person with a Body Type One, which has all 33 vertebrae fully developed with proper muscle and muscle mass, by default has a more efficient metabolism (both FORMR and FORMA) and symmetrical body shape from day one. They have a much lower propensity towards obesity and a much higher tendency to have fully developed muscle mass over the span of their lifetime, with minimal effort. This is why Hollywood A-list stars like Halle Berry, Sean Penn, and Elizabeth Hurley have body type shapes that look so fantastically symmetrical and healthy, even well into their 50’s and beyond.
As proper vertebrae and muscle mass development declines across Body Type Two (BT2), Three (BT3), and Four’s (BT4), propensity to be overweight, fat, and obese goes up as metabolism becomes less efficient. Thus, directly affecting posture and body type shape. This is why most average people in a BT2, BT3, or BT4, regardless of age, can work super diligently on their diet, exercise, and lifestyle over time yet still only hope to look like one of those A-list celebrities. Body type matters.
Body Type, Soul, Star Power, IT Factor
Statistically speaking, with how many Body Type One people there are in the world, why are there so few A-List celebrities? Enter the soul and soul energy. Soul energy is the accumulated energy over lifetimes lived. The more soul energy one has, the more star power (talent, skill, ability) and IT Factor (charisma, presence, charm) the person commands and exudes (AKA old soul). The more aggregate soul energy, the more energy the soul/person has to be held by the human body.
Muscle, the armor of the human body, not only helps determine body shape but is also what holds energy and stands heat the best. Fat can hold some energy and stand at least a little heat, but nowhere near as much or as well as properly developed muscle mass. This is why you are much less likely to see a fat or obese Body Type Two, Three, or Four A-List star. And why skinny fat/thin fat/normal weight obesity and the obesity paradox are vital variables in all of this as well.
How Body Type Shape & Soul Energy Influences Holding the Energy
The more properly developed vertebrae (posture), muscle, and muscle mass, and the more cumulative soul energy the soulresiding within the specific human body type commands, the higher the probability that soul/person can hold the energy and stand the heat in day-to-day life and achieve A-List celebrity status. A hurricane is one of the most powerful natural events on Earth. The amount of energy it packs as it makes landfall is comparable to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb detonating every 20 minutes.
Recent photos of a few remaining houses on beaches after hurricanes sums up holding the energy and standing the heat very well. Think of each house in those images as a Body Type One (or maybe one of the smaller ones as a BT2 with profound soul energy). They survived the hurricane because they were able to truly hold the energy and stand the heat.
All the other houses were either BT2, BT3, or BT4’s, or a BT1 that was lacking the soul energy to hold the energy and stand the heat. This is why even most people with a BT1 fail to become A-list stars – they lack the combined, necessary soul energy (star power & IT Factor) to truly hold the energy and stand the heat when it really matters. Any successful Hollywood casting agent, no less, who has a very keen sense of both star power and IT factor relative to auditions, can verify this fact.