As the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic intensifies worldwide, more and more people like me are seeking life advice on how to live a proactive, healthy life. I came across your site while searching Google. I like that you embrace science and knowledge and focus on a scientific and spiritual or soul-based approach. I have always seen my health as my greatest asset and therefore have always taken my health very seriously.
Obesity and fat have always been an issue with my body, both in childhood and as an adult I struggled with the weight gain and weight loss management roller coaster ride. I really looked at the three endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph body types but could never get on board with those ideas. The hormone body types also did not fit me.
After reviewing your four body type information, the body type two makes sense and fits me as on certain vertebrae I am obviously missing muscle mass, my posture is not great, and my metabolism does not seem as strong as it could be. I put on weight easily in my stomach and thighs and cannot recall ever having muscle in those parts of my body, but I do know the skinny fat or normal weight obesity phenomenon in those areas that you talk about a lot. I do experience the gut feeling but its accuracy is not great. And I have done more than my fair share of situps, crunches, yoga, leg routines, and many other exercises that seem to work well for others but not me.
My diet is clean and mostly vegetarian. I read one of your articles about the Blue Zone Mediterranean Diet, and although I do not explicitly follow that diet, my diet is actually very similar. Lots of organic veggies, fruits, beans, lentils, and whole grains. I do some red meat but more chicken and fish. I think carefully about every meal and the nutrition it offers including quality protein, good fats and carbs, a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and how clean things are overall.
I did see you have a book, but have not read it yet. As I am now in my 50’s and my aging is considered at higher risk for diseases like the novel coronavirus, and with healthcare costs skyrocketing, I was wondering what proactive life advice you might be able to offer me on how to live a healthy life in terms of my body type two?
Jane from Massachusetts