Body Shape

Human body shape is a complex phenomenon with sophisticated detail and function. The general shape or figure of a person is defined mainly by the molding of skeletal structures, as well as the distribution of muscles and fat. Skeletal structure grows and changes only up to the point at which a human reaches adulthood and remains essentially the same for the rest of his or her life.

Read more about Body Shape:  Changes During Puberty, Overweight and Underweight, Effect On Body Posture and Gait, Terminologies, Impact On Health, Fitness and Exercises, Clothing and Accessories

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