Category: Jean (O)
I have experimented for the past few months on types of exercise, degree of difficulty, and heart rate. I have found for my Type O body, that I absolutely require heavy weight lifting that has an aerobic quality and aerobic exercise that keeps my heart rate above 160. I also need to exercise every day.
If I don’t get this type of exercise, I immediately start to put on weight and my body starts to get sore and stiff. My A Husband and I started doing a DVD exercise series before Christmas called P90X. It is a series of 12 DVD’s that combine weights, Plyometrics, Kenpo, Yoga and Core type exercises. My husband’s body couldn’t take the pounding and stress even though he is in excellent shape. His body couldn’t recover from the exercise and he was experiencing joint pain and reinjuring old hockey injuries. I then found him a DVD set that suited him better. It is a combination of Pilates, Yoga and resistance training using resistance bands. He is finding the deep aches are gone and he is able to sleep better at night.
My O children need lots of exercise every day. During the summer, they play on the trampoline, swim in the lake and generally run around. In the winter, it is a bit more difficult but the nights they snowboard, I am guaranteed happy, cheerful boys the next morning. Their schools still have phys ed and recess everyday so I know they get at least 1 additional hour throughout the school day.
I have finally learned through my husband’s experience, that exercise has to be chosen as carefully as foods!!!