Did you ever wonder why some people gain 2 pounds of eating one hamburger and others can eat 20 without gaining one pound? Why do we all have different body types? And why are some people naturally thin?
Physical therapist K.Ajith Jain explains that there are several factors that govern the weight or the physique of a person:
- Genetics/ Hereditary factors/familial factors.
The main reason why some people are thin is because of predetermined genetics - something you can't change - and that's why the people in this group are called 'naturally thin.'
If you want to know what you're going to look like when you're older, look at your parents and grandparents. If your family is mainly skinny, you will probably be skinny as well.
Most of the peoples physique is genetically predetermined. In a persons family, if there are people who are obese or skinny, the child would most probably be like them
says Jain. If you've been skinny all your life and a lot of your family members are thin too - it's probably in the genes. You can't really do anything about this - except being thankful that you don't have to worry about what you eat every day! Of course, being naturally thin does not mean you can be on a fastfood-diet for the rest of your life - click here for a short article about what to eat when you're naturally thin.
- Psychological Factors
According to physical therapist Ajith Jain, your weight can also depend on psychological factors. How you feel and how stressed out you are can make you lose weight.
Many people are skinny during their school years. This may be due to the stress of school, grades, and so on. Most of them put on weight once they complete their education and get into jobs.
says Jain. If you've lost a lot of weight because of stress, try to take it a little easier on yourself. Try to talk to someone and try to do things that calm you down. If you're skinny because of psychological reasons, you will probably gain weight once you're not stressed out anymore.
If you don't eat, you lose weight - pretty simple. But nutrition is especially important when you're young, and it can even determine what your body will look like when you're older. Physical therapist Ajith Jain saysGood nutrition during the growing age is very important to supplement the body's growing demands. Getting good nutrition at that age would be extremely beneficial.