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What are the 3 Female Body Types?

Women have been getting a bad rap for the last few millennia, and it’s time to set the record straight. Yes, women are complex and diverse in their bodies and appetites, but they’re no more so than men.

To understand what makes a woman beautiful, you must

understand how her body is built. 

Find out what your body type is by taking this online body type quiz!

The fact that there are three different female body types means there’s something for everyone out there.

In this article, we’ll cover each one thoroughly so you can get to know your female form better (and maybe even boost your self-esteem while you’re at it).


The ectomorph is the body type that most people would consider to be skinny. 

They are naturally thin and have difficulty gaining weight, even if they try to eat more than their calorie intake. An ectomorph typically has a fast metabolism and finds it hard to put on weight no matter what he or she does in terms of diet and exercise.

Ectomorphs are also sensitive to carbohydrates; consuming too many carbs can lead to excess fat storage around the midsection because extra energy from these foods isn’t used correctly by the body.


Endomorphs are typically the heaviest of the three female body types. Often called ‘apple shaped‘, they gain weight quickly, particularly around the stomach. Endomorphs are most likely to be overweight and are sensitive to carbs. This is because their bodies react strongly to insulin released from eating carbohydrates like sugar and flour (especially when consumed in large quantities). Insulin controls blood sugar levels by driving glucose into cells for energy or storage as fat if it doesn’t need it for energy at that moment – this leads to storing calories in fat cells rather than burning them if you’re not active enough!

Endomorphs do not become muscular quickly through weight training. Still, they can become strong by performing exercises that involve resistance against gravity (such as push-ups) or force against the ground (like squats).


Of the three female body types, this is considered to be the most athletic. This may be due to their ability to gain muscle and lose fat quickly.

Mesomorphs are often referred to as having “the perfect body type” because they tend to have lean muscle mass rather than excess fat tissue. Mesomorphs also tend to have a strong bone structure and wide shoulders, which makes them appear very fit and muscular.

Which body type is considered ideal?

Perhaps the most desired body type among women is mesomorphs, which are considered to be athletic and attractive. They are often healthy as well.

Mesomorphs have an hourglass figure with broader shoulders, a slim waist, and large hips. The ratio between their upper and lower body size is usually balanced because they have broad shoulders and a small waistline.

Their bone structure is defined by their muscle mass, giving them a more masculine appearance than those with other types of bodies (ectomorphs or endomorphs).

Do body types change as age moves up?

As we age, our bodies change. A few of these changes result from aging; others are due to injury, illness, and lifestyle factors.

  • As we get older, our metabolism slows down, which causes us to burn fewer calories than when we were younger. This means that if you maintain the same level of physical activity as before or reduce it, you’ll gain weight more quickly than you did when you were younger. In addition, muscle mass tends to decrease, and fat tends to build up with age.
  • Your body may also develop new aches and pains due to arthritis or other joint problems (like osteoporosis). Many people who experience these symptoms find that they cannot walk quite as far or lift heavy items without pain once they reach their 50s or 60s.

How can females maintain a healthy body type?

If you have a healthy body type, your goal is to maintain it. It’s not easy to gain weight and keep it off, but it’s also hard for skinny people to stay that way.

To achieve and maintain the correct body fat percentage for your body type, follow these guidelines:

  • Maintain a healthy diet by eating balanced meals and avoiding junk food or fad diets.
  • Exercise regularly by walking daily or doing some form of physical activity that fits into your schedule (e.g., jogging in place while watching TV).
  • Avoid crash diets such as fasting or skipping meals entirely because they can cause long-term health problems later on down the road when you resume regular eating habits again.

Many females encounter a mental state of not eating enough due to being fat (Anorexia nervosa). This thinking can lead to worse results because your nutritional requirement is not fulfilled. The only solution to getting in shape is a moderate diet and exercise routine. These two things can shift your body form from ordinary to ideal!

Also Check: Body Type Calculator


Hopefully, we’ve given you a better understanding of the female body types.

As we mentioned before, these three categories are very broad and can include many different people. If you don’t fit into any of these categories exactly, don’t worry!

There’s no such thing as perfect when it comes to bodies; just focus on taking care of yourself and staying healthy. We hope this article has cleared you up about the female body types.

Mehedi Hasan

Mehedi Hasan is an enthusiastic health blogger and the founder member of WOMS. He likes to share his thoughts to make people inspired about their fitness. He is an experienced writer and author on highly authoritative health blogs.

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