Body Types - 'Morph' Into Your Ideal Body

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It's that time again. Time to cast off last year's French fried couch potato habits and create a whole new you. But before you hit the gym, or the grocery store, read our body type-specific tips. They'll help you get more out of your efforts and make those New Year's Resolutions stick.

It happens every January. We vow that this year, we'll do it -- eat better, lose weight, get fit. And while we start out with the best of intentions, frustration and disappointment have most of us back on the couch with a container of take-out long before the first thaw. But that doesn't have to be the case this time. Understanding your body type, and working with rather than against it, could make all the difference.

"We get sold a lot of false advertising that we can change our body type to whatever we want, but you have to work with what you're given," says registered dietician and noted fitness expert Annette Colby, PhD, RD, LD. She spoke about the three basic body types, and how to exercise and eat most effectively based on your genetically-predetermined shape.


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