What are the 3 types of somatotypes?
What does somatotype mean?
- The word somatotype basically means the shape of your body. There are three basic body shapes, but most of us fall somewhere in between the three: Ectomorph . Very thin and lean. Narrow shoulders, hips and chest. Not much fat or muscle. Long arms and legs. Thin face and high forehead.
What does Somatotype and constitutional psychology mean?
- Somatotype and constitutional psychology Constitutional psychology is a now discredited theory, developed in the 1940s by American psychologist William Herbert Sheldon, associating body types with human temperament types. The foundation of these ideas originated with Francis Galton and eugenics.
How to determine what body type you are?
- A scientific method to figure out your body type is to calculate your waist-to-hip ratio. You only need a tape measure. Measure your health in inches and not so much in pounds. Measure in inches the smallest part of your waist. If you’re overweight and apple-shape, your natural waist may be hidden, so measure one inch above your belly button.
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