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Are you doing the right type of exercise for your body shape?
Believe it or not but it is actually possible to do the wrong type of exercise.
Now this isn't to say that exercise is bad, but it is possible that certain types of exercise are not beneficial to you depending on your ratio of fat to lean muscle.
If you have a high fat to lean muscle ratio the higher your metabolism will be which decreases as the ratio lowers.
Everyone's body type and ratio is different but people generally fall into three different forms of body type and they are as follows:
Firstly are the Endomorphs who tend to store more body fat than most people, which can lead to a body or pear shape.
For endomorphs the best type of exercise if that which burns calories rather focusing on strength.
Due to the extra weight they carry putting extra stress on the joints and bones is unadvisable.
Therefore activities like cycling, walking, swimming and low-impact aerobics are considered to be the best.
There can also be psychological advantages to participating in team sports.
Exercising by yourself in the gym surrounded by skinny people isn't going to help.
However, non-competitive team sports when you are side-by-side supportive people will give endomorphs more satisfaction.