If you’re looking to lose weight, you know that the hunt for the best possible diet and workout regimen can be overwhelming. What is the best exercise for weight loss? And why do some workouts work for your friends but not for you?

It’s all about your body’s unique needs and the particular exercise that your body is best suited for. Ever notice that professional athletes’ bodies are specifically matched to their needs? It’s no coincidence that basketball players are tall, gymnasts are petite, and football players are broad. In the same way, your body is uniquely matched to particular activities depending on the expression of your genes. While some people are built for delicacy and flow, others are ideally suited to power and brute force. Still, other body profiles will excel at speed and agility.

How to know what exercise will work for your body? It’s all about a combination of epigenetics and anthropometry. ShaeFit uses anthropometry (the scientific assessment of your body’s measurements) to determine what kinds of movement your body is best suited for using your age, your body’s measurements, your predispositions for certain health conditions and injuries, and a host of other factors. Learning to assess your own strengths will help you find a workout that actually accelerates the weight loss process.

Exercising right for your body also means discerning your particular best days and times to train, at what intensity, and for how long. When you develop an exercise routine that is personalized, you will also increase your recovery time and ability to heal your body through movement. Much of this has to do with your distinct upper and lower body mechanics, and how well suited each part of your body is for weight-bearing.

So what happens when you exercise in ways that are counter-indicated for your body? Joints inflame and swell, you tend to feel pain, and you may become more prone to injury. And your body won’t allow you to flush excess fat as quickly as it might otherwise. Translation: You’ll have a harder time shedding those extra pounds.

The best way to discover what works for you is to learn about your unique needs, both from physical and genetic perspectives. One great way to begin is by taking measurements of your body and discussing them with a personal trainer who can help design an exercise program just for you. Scientists have been measuring the body and studying different body types and sizes for thousands of years, initially using these figures as a basis for medical care. You can also enter your measurements and other health data into the ShaeFit app, along with your goals to lose weight, build muscle, or tone your body, and receive a personalized exercise plan in seconds!

Each measurement you take correlates to physical and physiological predispositions that can affect your body’s function and performance, and even your state of mind and overall well-being. As a result, your body’s measurements can help reveal the kinds of exercise and weight training that will be most effective for your needs.

Are you ready to discover the power of a workout designed just for you—that will help you lose weight fast and for good? A personalized health platform like ShaeFit can help guide your discovery process!

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