Somatotypes Body Types Overview

Somatotypes are used to describe common characteristics that make up one’s body type. There are three distinct somatotypes: Ectomorphs, Endomorphs and Mesomorphs. The Ectomorph somatotype (which happens to be my own personal somatotype) is characterized generally as having a narrow physique, tall and thin. The Endomorph Somatotype tends to be more short and round, and the Mesomorph Somatotype tends to be more athletic.

The greatest benefit of understanding your somatotype is the opportunity to learn how to eat and exercise in such a way that enhances your best traits and features.  Dive deeper into the characteristics of each Somatotype to help you learn how to avoid common pitfalls and maximize your potential.

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The above article is not medical advice and may not be suitable to you. Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to changing your diet or exercise regimen.


Lauren Horton, PhD.
Senior Manager, Research and Development, AdvoCare

Dr. Lauren Horton is a senior manager in Research and Development at AdvoCare. She has used her expertise to successfully develop protocols, clinical designs and test strategies to help AdvoCare achieve research and product development goals.

Before joining AdvoCare International, she was a clinical researcher at a leading clinical research organization. Dr. Horton loves to help improve the quality of life of those around her. She has helped men and women from all over the country discover how small steps each day can lead to huge strides towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Horton holds a BS in biology from Rust College and a PhD in biomedical science from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her post-doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania.