In today's stressful lifestyle exercise is of utmost importance for our health. Is our blood type key to determining the correct workout? Let's find out.
All physical activity, even when it is not exhaustive, usually leads to elevated levels of stress hormones. But once you get used to an exercise, it’s not as stressful. That’s what conditioning is all about. Generally speaking, trained athletes do not experience exercise internally as a stressful event, even if they push slightly past their normal training routine.
For this reason, a well-conditioned Type A might have the same or greater exercise tolerance than a poorly conditioned Type O. It’s not a question of “all or nothing.” I’ve seen many Type Os who happily incorporate yoga into their exercise program, as well as athletic Type As who enjoy weight lifting and aerobics. You have to evaluate your relative capabilities before you exceed your point of stress. Normally, this point arrives sooner for As, but with proper conditioning, Type As can excel in more strenuous activities. At the same time, Type Os who are in the exhaustion stage because of accumulated stress or chronic illness should not continue with an intense exercise program.
The right kind of exercise for your body can reduce the harmful effects of stress, promote mental well being, and help you attain a healthy weight.