Body tipes

Beauty is in diversity, despite we live in a society that has flattened and shut down the aesthetic canon to one model. How to valorize, then, these diversities and choose the right exercise for our body?
Ayurvedic medicine distinguishes 3 different physical types:

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VATA,
SLIM
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Members of this category are slim, slender and structurally delicate, slightly muscled.
Usually they are creative people, sharp-witted, they move and talk quickly, are enthusiast and playful, though they tend to stress easily. They have a fragile and delicate physique, with androgynous features, tight hips and long arms, a usually prominent bone structure and are luckier because they don’t get fat easily, but when they do they gain weight in the lower part of the body, mainly on hips and tighs.
For these people a lower intensity type of physical activity is preferable, like Yoga, Pilates, walks, swimming or cardio and strenght workouts.

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PITTA,
ATHLETIC
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Members of this category have a stronger and well-built physical structure, a massive bone structure and usually have naturally a good posture and can easily develop muscle tone, as gaining weight specifically in the abdominal stretch. They have a sharp mind, good ability to concentrate, they are competitive and love challenges. The perfect exercise for this type of physique is a good balance between low and high impact, combining aerobic activity to cardiovascular exercises which help to burn fat.

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KAPHA,
SHAPELY
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The typical traits of this category are a soft body and a round physique, they tend to easily gain weight as to gain muscles, they suffer from water retention, they have a good resistance and good health. This physical type tend to have a strong constitution and energy, but often they loose agility beacause of the fat excess. When fat is accumulated, it is distribuited on the whole body, from top to bottom. They are calm people, relaxed and they move slowly, are sedentary and need more physical exercise than the other ayurvedic types. Almost all kinds of sport are adapt to this figure because the important aspect is a frequent and intense movement.