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Yes. However, what you do with your body during your lifetime has a significan't impact too. Healthy eating, proper exercise, maintaining an ideal body weight, uplifting thoughts, a healthy social network, timely proper medical care, refraining from excessive alcohol and drug use, and a myriad of other factors can influence your body shape. Cosmetic surgery for some is an option as well.
Denise Miccoli, NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
The answer to that question is…to an extent. According to Tosca Reno, author of the Eat Clean Diet, genetics are responsible for 10% of how we look. Diet is 80% and the other 10% is our training. We definitely have a certain body type and that is part of what we have to embrace. For example many women have a pear shape. They are small on the top and wider at the hips and upper thighs. Pear shaped women have a tough time leaning out the lower half of the body. Adding muscle to your upper body especially your back and shoulders can go a long way to balancing this out. In short, we can’t fight what we have but we sure can work with it!