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UNDERSTANDING DETOXIFICATION

We are exposed to toxins every day from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the environment. It is impossible to avoid exposure to toxins but the body has developed ingenious and sophisticated methods of removing toxins, before they can damage cells. 

Overtime, toxins accumulate in the body, leaving you feeling lethargic and not up to par. Toxins contribute to ill health by interfering with cellular functioning. After a short detox, many people feel rejuvenated and clear headed. Detoxing re-evaluates one’s eating habits and may serve as a great mental cleanse providing a quiet environment to reflect on your goals and priorities.

The liver is the body’s best friend when it comes to detoxification. It’s an incredible organ, performing many functions such as helping digestion and storing energy, but the liver is best known for its role in detoxification, in which it is assisted by the kidney, digestive system and the skin. In today’s world where we are faced with a lot of toxins, it’s easy for the liver to become overloaded and less efficient at expelling toxins, so it may need a helping hand from time to time. It also takes in everything we are exposed to in our environment, good or bad. These include the toxins in the food we eat, the chemicals found in our skincare products, as well as those found in our furniture and in our clothing. After taking them in, the liver transforms them into less potent molecules which the body is able to use for nutrition, cellular health and regeneration or they are being excreted. 

Why Detoxification

  1. You Feel Better; after detox, one wakes up feeling vital, vibrant, alive, joyful and full of energy. Even if you are fine but have symptoms of being toxic like fatigue, brain fog, achiness, digestive issues, allergies and headaches, the detox can help heal you quickly. 
  2. Better Immune System
  3. Nicer Breath
  4. Clearer Skin
  5. Shinier Hair 
  6. Slowed Signs of Ageing; Growing older is a beautiful thing, but we don’t always want the outward signs of ageing that comes with it. Detoxing helps one slow down the visible signs of ageing by reducing toxins that contribute to skin damage.
  7. Better Sex Life

Ways to Detoxify

  1. Alcohol Intake; Excessive drinking can severely damage the liver function by causing fat buildup, inflammation and scarring. When this happens, the liver cannot function adequately and perform its necessary task, including filtering waste and other toxins from the body.
  2. Sleep; ensuring adequate and quality sleep each night is a must to support one’s body health and natural detoxification system. Sleeping allows the brain to reorganize and recharge itself, as well as remove toxic waste byproducts that have accumulated throughout the day.
  3. Drink More Water; Water does so much than quench your thirst. It regulates the body temperature, lubricates joints, aids digestion and nutrient absorption and detoxifies the body by removing waste products.
  4. Reduce intake of sugary and processed foods
  5. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods such as Broccoli, Spinach, Carrots.
  6. Eat Foods High in Prebiotics 
  7. Decrease Your Salt Intake
  8. Regular Exercise
  9. Choose Natural skin care products.

One can enhance the body’s natural detoxification system and improve overall health by staying hydrated, consuming less salt, getting active and following an antioxidant-rich diet.

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THE CONVERSATION; Tampons vs Sanitary pads

If one is prone to waking up to sheets that resemble a crime scene, then the biggest pad with wings should probably be at the top of the list, but if one wants to go to a beach without a big panty on, Tampons!

SANITARY PADS are rectangles of absorbent material that sticks to the underwear and you can wear them day or night. Some have extra material on the sides (called “wings”) that fold over the edges of your underwear to better hold the sanitary pad in place and prevent leakage. Sanitary pads are really easy to use but they are not for everybody. Since they are worn outside your body, people often complain about a wet feeling and the stress of constantly checking for leaks. Some pads are thinner and shorter while others are thicker and longer, it all depends on each person’s preference and protection needs.

TAMPONS are also made of absorbed material and it is a small cylindrical bundle that is made of cotton, rayon or a blend of cotton and rayon. It is inserted directly into the vagina with an applicator or digitally where it absorbs the menstrual blood before it has a chance to come out of the body. If inserted properly, you won’t feel that it is there, which is pretty much the best-case scenario when you are on your period and want to be comfortable.

Sanitary pads can be useful for light to heavy days, but one would have to change them every 3 to 4 hours during the day to avoid discomfort and period odor. They are a good option for bedtime use. Many women like sanitary pads because they are easy to use and it is easier to remember when to change them since you can see them getting soaked with blood.

If you have a medium to heavy flow, tampons are a good choice but they aren’t great for overnight use as they can cause irritation for some people. Tampons can be worn for almost any activity or with any outfit, since they are worn internally. It is all about what is most comfortable for you. They are also a great option to use when you want to swim while on your period.

 For safety and hygiene purposes, it is recommended that one should change tampons every 4 to 8 hours. Because leaving one in too long, like all day or all night puts you at risk of a rare but very dangerous illness called “Toxic Shock Syndrome”.

Symptoms of TSS include high fever, vomiting or diarrhea, severe muscle aches, a feeling of extreme weakness or dizziness and a rash that looks like sunburn. If one ever have these symptoms while wearing a tampon, remove it and go for a medical checkup immediately. But remember that TSS is very rare and most women never become ill from using Tampons. Tampons are good for Daytime use.

Many girls worry that tampons might get lost inside them, luckily, that can’t happen. The opening of the cervix (located at the top of the vagina) is just too tiny for a tampon to get through. Tampons typically have a string attached to one end that stays outside the body and can be used to remove the tampon at any time and easily.

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BOOST YOUR HEALTH WITH A DOSE OF SELF-APPRECIATION

It’s easier to caption a really cute picture with #SelfLove than actually practice the act of loving and appreciating ourselves from time to time. Self- appreciation is the most important lifestyle factor every individual should practice in order to attain a healthy lifestyle. 

Ever wondered if you love yourself enough? Do you outline positive things to say in appreciation of yourself? Not to worry! This article helps you identify self-esteem issues, reasons why you should solve them, and the benefits of self-appreciation.

   The act of self-appreciation plays a major role in your health and wellbeing, boosting your self-confidence could take a lot of time but there are a number of ways in which you can show compassion and more understanding to yourself.

    Our mind is a powerful tool that influences our daily activities, and in general, our way of life. This, in turn, can affect our health. 

Self-esteem is the overall opinion you have about yourself, it is also how you feel about your abilities and limitations. More often than none research shows that most people tend to have low-self esteem.

What signs show you have low-self-esteem?

  1. Are you avoiding new things and not taking up opportunities?
  2. Do you feel unloved and unwanted?
  3. Are you constantly blaming others for your own mistakes?
  4. Do you find it difficult to deal with normal levels of frustration?
  5. Negative self-talk and comparisons to others.
  6. Fear of failure or embarrassment.
  7. Difficulty making friends.

Have you found any of the above similar to your behavior? If yes, you might have to show yourself a little more appreciation.

What are the advantages of self-appreciation to your health?

    Self – appreciation molds in many ways a person’s lifestyle choices, hence when you take some time off to relax, reflect, and appreciate your good works, this can affect your health positively. During this journey, you will want to give your body everything it needs: sleep, food, water, and exercise. Living a healthy lifestyle is difficult for most people, but it can be done to help you reach your goals. Self-appreciation will give you the motivation you need to incorporate your goals into your daily routine. The positive results of your lifestyle will shine through as you build the confidence to begin new challenges. 

      In conclusion, we advise that you find comfortable activities that best suit you, to use as a form of motivation, to reflex and find new reasons every day to say thank you! 

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ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: MYTHS, CAUSES, AND PREVENTION

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that occurs when a man cannot get or keep an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. ED can be quite embarrassing, understandably so, which leads many men to keep to themselves about it, and not speak up, or seek appropriate medical attention as they ideally should.

Men are sexually aroused by a complex process that involves his brain, his hormones, emotions, nerves, his muscles, and his blood vessels. If there is a problem or imbalance in any of these, it could lead to erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction itself is not dangerous but it can be an early warning sign of serious health conditions such as; diabetes, heart diseases, obesity, etc, which in the long run can be life-threatening.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Sometimes a combination of physical and psychological issues can cause erectile dysfunction. For instance, a minor physical condition that slows your sexual response might cause anxiety about maintaining an erection. The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual excitement. Several things can interfere with sexual feelings and cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. These include depression, stress, anxiety, or other mental health conditions.

Other causes of erectile dysfunction include:
  • Heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis)
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome, is a condition involving increased blood pressure, high insulin levels, body fat around the waist, and high cholesterol
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Peyronie’s disease is the development of scar tissue inside the penis
  • Alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse
  • Sleep disorders
  • Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
  • Surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Low testosterone

What myths surround erectile dysfunction?

Due to the fact that many people suffering from ED do not seek professional help, it becomes very easy for myths about it to spread, and mislead people. Some individuals believe that if you are having trouble with getting an erection it is because you are not sexually attracted to your partner. While a lack of attraction might be valid in some cases, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have erectile dysfunction. Certain people also believe that erectile dysfunction can only affect older men. This particular myth is quite misleading because it gives younger men the impression that it cannot affect them, and they do not need to take precautions against it.

How can you prevent erectile dysfunction?

The best way to prevent ED is to make healthy lifestyle choices and properly manage any existing health conditions that may cause it. For example:

  1. Work with your doctor to manage diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic health conditions.
  2. See your doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.
  3. Stop smoking, limit or avoid alcohol, and don’t use illegal drugs.
  4. Exercise regularly.
  5. Take steps to reduce stress.
  6. Get professional help to manage anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions.

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of ED or have any condition that could be a cause of erectile dysfunction, you can privately speak to a doctor on Tremendoc who will recommend treatments that are best for you.

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7 Habits That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

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Sex can be exciting, no doubt, but for many people, it can also be undesirable, and this is where your sex drive plays a key role.

Your sex drive/libido is your overall desire for sexual activity. It may be heightened or reduced by various biological, psychological, or physical factors. For sexual health awareness month, we’ll take a look at a few habits which can cause a decline in your sex drive.

It is not news to sexually active people to experience a decline in their sexual urges, this decline may however be triggered by some lifestyle choices or situation at the time. It is perfectly normal to go through phases where you experience less of an urge to engage in sexual activity, however, if this occurs frequently then you might have to look into some of your lifestyle choices or habits.

What habits might be killing your sex drive?

 1. Lack of Excercise

lack of exercise can contribute to reducing your sex drive

A lack of exercise or active body movements can result in laziness during sex. Sitting in one place for hours limits blood flow to your private parts, and can be harmful to your sex drive. So If you have a desk job, we recommend that you exercise regularly to improve your blood circulation.

 2. Lack of Sleep

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces the stress hormone, cortisol, which reduces your sex drive. Studies have shown that women with sleep issues often do not feel like having sex.

 3.  Too much Alcohol

effects of alcohol on sex drive

Drinking too much can ruin your sex life. It will slow down your process of reaching an orgasm, and some women may even feel less aroused. Too much alcohol can also slow down the functioning of your brain during sex, affecting your mood in the process.

4. You Stick to the Same Old Routine

Sometimes a stale sex spell is just a matter of being stuck in a loop. You might have a routine and not even realize it. If you notice this, have an open conversation with your partner and figure out ways you can spice things up.

5. You Might be Overweight

Is your scale showing a higher number than usual these days? Shedding a few pounds could boost your performance in the bedroom. One study found that men with a waist over 40 inches were more likely to have erectile dysfunction than those with slimmer stomachs.

 6.  Smoking

 There’s a long list of ways smoking harms your health, and slashing sexual desire is on it.  Chemicals in tobacco can mess with blood flow, which can cause sexual problems, especially for men.

Many people go through challenges with their sex drive and sex life in general without speaking to their partners about it or getting professional help, and this can easily make the problem worse.

You can always privately talk to a licensed doctor online, with the Tremendoc app on your smartphone and get immediate advice or prescriptions for any sexual health concerns you might have. Click here, to get started.

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The Importance of Virtual Care During a Pandemic

Virtual care isn’t new, but it’s carving out a niche in this time of a pandemic. In fact, WeForum hails it as a game-changer as the world navigates this health crisis. That’s because hospitals are the battlegrounds of this pandemic, and have become risky places both for healthcare workers and patients. Add to the varying lockdown and shelter-in-place measures implemented by governments, and the result is a need for alternative modalities to dispense unimpeded medical care (pandemic-related or not) that doesn’t put anyone at risk or require travel. Virtual care is a viable modality in that regard, which is why its popularity has risen meteorically these past few months.

However, this isn’t just a trend — telemedicine is something that’s bound to stay the course for the foreseeable future in light of shelter-at-home recommendations across the country, as well as the need to obviate physical interaction between healthcare professionals and patients for safety reasons. This, of course, is something Tremendoc has been providing since 2017, when we first began offering our doctor-on-demand services through chat or video calls.

Further underscoring the need for virtual care during this pandemic is the increasing number of people in Nigeria who are now working from home (WFH). Like virtual care, remote work isn’t new, but its meteoric rise in this time of crisis has magnified not only its benefits (e.g., increased productivity, improved employee morale), but also its drawbacks, the most notable of which concerns people’s health. A Tech Times article on the cons of WFH notes how remote work takes “a shocking toll” on health, as it can increase susceptibility to backaches, insomnia, and, most seriously, burnout. This is why writer James Gonzales emphasizes the importance of not overdoing it when it comes to remote working, as employees have the tendency to overwork given how easily tasks can be done in the moment. Such is the recipe for burnout, which often leads to complications like high blood pressure and even depression — two conditions that certainly require medical attention.

Incidentally, Daily Nation reports that private companies have directed staff to work from home these past few months of lockdown. More are possibly on the way as many professionals are now demanding a complete shift to remote work, both for safety reasons and the convenience it offers. Unfortunately, a portion of that working-from-home population is bound to have some health concerns at one point or another during this pandemic, whether it be anxiety, insomnia, a cardiovascular disease, or — knock on wood — something more serious. Fortunately, the advent of technology mitigates the risk of having to go to a hospital or clinic during such a time, as telemedicine lets those with ailing concerns get checked virtually. The Tremendoc App will prove useful in this regard, as it can connect patients to doctors, dispense health tips and diet plans, and allow for constant health monitoring.

Finally, virtual care is also a crucial component in terms of easing the burden off of our healthcare systems. In a recent study, researcher Bokolo Anthony Jr notes that hospitals are getting overloaded (here and in other countries) due to this pandemic, with healthcare professionals dealing with a host of challenges, particularly high risks of contracting a potentially fatal virus. Virtual care reduces some of that strain, as it replaces some processes with digital technology, like video consultations and remote monitoring of health metrics (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, etc.). More importantly, it also helps minimize doctors’ and nurses’ exposure to both the virus and other communicable illnesses, hence keeping them safe and able to do their jobs well.

Written by Kyla Langstaff for tremendoc.com

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Vaginal Yeast Infections: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, occur when there is an overgrowth of the fungus (Candida Albicans)

Vaginal yeast infections are very common in women. It is estimated that 75% of all women will have at least one in her lifetime, and 40%-45% will have multiple cases. Yeast infections are an uncomfortable experience because of the redness, swelling, and itchiness it can cause in the vaginal area, as well as the thick, yellowish vaginal discharge that occurs. However, it is a condition that can be easily treated.

Normally, your body has enough good bacteria to contain a yeast infection, but when the body’s good bacteria is affected, it opens the door to a yeast overgrowth

What are the common symptoms?

  • Itching in the vaginal area
  • Odorless, thick, and yellowish vaginal discharge
  • Burning sensation during urination or intercourse
  • Vaginal pain and soreness
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva.

How can you prevent a yeast infection?

There are a few ways in which you can prevent the onset of a yeast infection. They include:

  • Wearing cotton underwear
  • Practicing good personal hygiene.
  • Avoid tight-fitting jeans and pants.
  • Keeping yourself dry and clean
  • Avoid using perfumed deodorant sprays on your vagina, scented tampons, and vaginal douches as well.
  • Relax and reduce stress.
  • Take natural yogurt with live cultures.

A yeast infection may clear up on its own. Oftentimes, vaginal yeast infections can be treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams and pessaries. However, if you get recurring vaginal yeast infections, you can privately consult with a doctor on Tremendoc, to get professional advice on how to overcome the condition.

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Hypersomnia: Causes, Symptoms and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much

In a world where so many people constantly struggle to get enough sleep after the day’s hustle and bustle, the issue of sleeping too much might seem like a luxury problem, but regardless it can be a problem still.

Oversleeping or Hypersomnia is a kind of sleeping disorder, it poses a threat to the mental health of an individual, and can be a sign and also a cause of depression and other critical health conditions.

Sleeping too much is in fact linked to many of the same health risks as for insomnia (sleeping too little). Some of the similarities between hypersomnia and insomnia are the health complications they are linked with, such as; heart disease, depression, and anxiety, etc.

What are the core symptoms of hypersomnia?
  • Sleeping for extended hours at night (typically well beyond the 7-8-hour general norm)
  • Difficulty waking up in the morning (including sleeping through an alarm)
  • Trouble rising from bed and starting the day
  • Grogginess on and off or consistently throughout the day
  • Trouble concentrating

However, due to individual differences, it is important to identify what sleeping pattern works best for you. What you consider as hypersomnia might not be for the next individual. There is no single right amount of sleep that applies to everyone.

How can you tell exactly how much sleep is too much for you?

There are a few factors to consider when trying to decide if you might have Hypersomnia. Here are some of them:

  • Individual genetics: Your genes can influence the two primary, biological sleep systems, which are your circadian rhythms (a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle) and your internal sleep drive.
  • Age: Depending on your stage of life, you might require it may be normal for you to have slightly longer hours of sleep. For example, you may find you need 7 hours of sleep in your 20s, and 8 hours or 9 hours in your 50s or 60s.
  • Activity level: Sleep is a form of energy for the body and mind, and gives time for the body to recover from exertion. The more active you are, the more sleep you may need.
  • Health: When coping with health issues, you may very often need additional rest. This applies to short-term illnesses like colds and flu, as well as long-term or chronic conditions, from arthritis to cancer.
  • Life circumstances: Stressful periods and periods of change can temporarily increase your need for sleep. If stress is chronic, it can create a chronic sleep debt. It’s not just negative or unwelcome life events that can drive up a need for sleep, big life changes that are positive can demand more sleep too.
What are the health risks of sleeping too much?
  • Obesity: Sleeping too much or too little could make you weigh too much, as well. One recent study showed that people who slept for 9 or 10 hours every night were 21% more likely to become obese over a six-year period, than people who slept between 7 and 8 hours. The association between sleep and obesity remained the same even when food intake and exercise were taken into account.
  •   Headaches:  For some people prone to headaches, sleeping longer than usual on a weekend or vacation can cause head pain. Researchers believe this is due to the effect oversleeping has on certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin. People who sleep too much during the day and disrupt their nighttime sleep may also find themselves suffering from headaches in the morning.
  • Depression: Although insomnia is more commonly linked to depression than oversleeping is, roughly 15% of people with depression sleep too much. This may in turn make their depression worse. That’s because regular sleep habits are important to the recovery process

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  • Heart disease : a recent nurses’ health study involving nearly 72,000 women, showed that women who slept 9 to 11 hours per night were 38% more likely to have coronary heart disease than women who slept eight hours. Although researchers have not yet identified a reason for the connection between oversleeping and heart disease.
What can you do to avoid oversleeping?

Here are some tips you can follow to ensure your body gets just the right amount of sleep, and not too much

  1. Set an alarm or two.
  2. Get to bed before midnight – the 90-minute sleep phase before midnight is very rejuvenating and will help to prevent morning fatigue, which causes people to stay in bed longer than normal.
  3. Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of rising – People who eat breakfast are more likely to wake with energy and habitually eating breakfast increases metabolism (and promotes better sleep at night).
  4. Drift off to sleep thinking of something that you’re looking forward to the next day. No matter how small the thing is, it’ll have you motivated to get up the next day.
  5. Withdraw consciously from technology to enable your sleep to hit deeper levels so you wake up more refreshed.
  6. Deal with emotional troubles which might be causing you to escape into sleep and pull the duvet over your head.
  7. Address the true sources of your fatigue – do you need to exercise more? Eat more healthily? Get a new job? Leave that toxic relationship?
  8. Live a meaningful and purposeful life – know what you care about and do it. People who have a purpose tend to wake up with energy.

If you seem to be doing everything right and still find yourself sleeping excessively, you should talk to a doctor online with the Tremendoc app. The doctor can assess your symptoms and let you know if your excessive sleep might be linked to any health conditions you may not be aware of.

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5 REASONS YOU SHOULD NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST

Breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. During a busy morning, it’s easy to let breakfast fall low in your list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to have something to eat can really make a difference to your day. If you don’t have time to eat before leaving the house, there are lots of breakfast ideas that can be eaten on-the-go or when you get to work.

It’s important that you understand the importance of having breakfast. Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like driving your car on a low or empty fuel tank.

Nutritionists typically advise that:

  • breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking
  • a healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA).

Are you struggling to establish a consistent breakfast routine? Here are 5 reasons you should never skip the most important meal of the day:

  1. Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods such as; soya beans, milk, nuts and cheese are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to eat them during breakfast, whether it be a banana or glass of fruit juice.
  2. Breakfast can be good for your waistline too. Research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.
  3. Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function.
  4. Eating breakfast can also can improve your mood and help reduce the effect of stress, resulting in improved memory and concentration levels.
  5. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve behavior and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work. Establishing good breakfast habits in childhood and maintaining them throughout adolescence may be an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime.

Next time a voice in your mind tells you it won’t hurt to skip breakfast today because you are busy, don’t listen. Instead, try having something that wouldn’t take up time to prepare. If you find yourself in situations like this often, try to keep a steady supply of fruits, as they are work perfectly as a quick breakfast option.

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR BODY TYPE

In our society today various individuals are struggling with their unique differences, it’s quite hard to fit into an environment that views a particular way as normal. This most times creates an avenue for individuals to downgrade other individuals who do not fit into their perceived ideal. They do not accept what they do not understand and then discriminate.

Both men and women suffer societal discrimination, its either they are too fat or too slim to fit in. This can affect the mental health of these individuals which in turn makes them resent their own bodies. Many people have now been subjected to taking pills or supplements, trying to exercise and even try to eat the right foods. Not that any of this is bad, for some, it works perfectly while others find it difficult. However, it is important to know and understand your body type, so efforts made would not be wasted.

Knowing and understanding your body type plays a major role in your daily life. It affects how you lose or gain weight, your choice of clothing, it also helps you understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that is best for you.

What are the different body types?

  • The Ectomorph body type 

Would you describe yourself as long and lean? Is it difficult for you to put on muscle mass? Do you have a delicate frame? Tend to have a fast metabolism? If you said, “yes” to any of these questions, then you most likely have an ectomorph body type.

  • The Mesomorph body type 

Would you say you are not too fat and not too lean? Do you eat a varied and balanced clean diet, but feel frustrated about not attaining your physique goals? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might be eating and training for a body type other than your own. To reach your fitness goals, it’s best to start with the basics and to know your body type.

  • The Endomorph body type 

Do you have a wide body frame? A slow metabolism?  Do you find it difficult to stay lean?  The endomorph is the hardest body type to have in terms of managing your weight and overall fitness, but to get a more balanced physique, you should focus on developing your shoulders and stripping away excess fat from your lower body.

What’s the best way to train for my body type?

Only you can say what your goals should be. Many great bodybuilders started as either rail-thin ectomorphs or endomorphs who struggled with their weight. They learned to overcome their natural tendencies and take control of their life, and so can you!

That being said, you may very well find that you have the most success if you use your body type to your advantage.

Ectomorph: Eat a lot of protein and carbs, don’t overdo aerobic activities. Just because you’re thin doesn’t mean you’re healthy, so still take your diet and fitness seriously!

Mesomorph: Lift moderate weight regularly, and engage in aerobic activities regularly. Don’t worry about getting “bulky,” but watch out for creeping fat gains. You’re not invincible to them!

Endomorph: You may benefit from lifting moderate weights and maintaining a relatively fast training pace.

Can You Be a Combination of Two Body Types?

When it comes to these three different body types, there is no one-size-fits-all. You can be a combination of two, sharing characteristics from both. Hopefully, this post has given you the information you can use to help identify your body type or see if you share traits from two. This way, you will be able to adjust your diet and training regime accordingly to optimize results.

Learning to understand your body type would keep the anxiety away and help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.