Exercise Tips for Blood Type A

Calming and relaxation exercises promote type A’s well-being by relieving stress.

blood-type-exersice-pilates-insidePhysical activities are essential in maintaining a balanced body and mind. Regular, consistent exercise can lead to substantial long-term health benefits.

Regular exercise will bring remarkable changes to your body, metabolism, and heart, and it is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness. Studies show that it is very effective for reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and enhancing overall cognitive function. It has a unique capacity to exhilarate, relax, provide stimulation and calm, counter depression, dissipate stress and can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.

Exercise and other physical activity improves the ability to sleep, which also reduces stress. Meditation, acupuncture, massage therapy, even deep breathing produce endorphins in your body. Conventional wisdom holds that a workout of low to moderate intensity makes type A’s feel energized and healthy.

The mental benefits of exercise have a neurochemical basis. Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.

Try these exercising tips:

  1. Aim for 10,000 steps daily (roughly 7km).
  2. Vary the type of physical exercise to work on different muscle groups.
  3. Choose exercise activities you enjoy.
  4. Try to exercise outside. Sun and fresh air, especially in a relaxing, natural environment, are energizing and strengthen the body-mind connection.
  5. Choose low impact activities. Strenuous exercise that strains your body is not necessary for your type.
  6. Try integrating physical activity that strengthens the body-mind connection, which can have a profound impact on your overall well-being, as they work on the body-mind as a single entity.

The following exercises reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being:

They are the most stress-reducing practices for your type. To achieve a consistent release of tension and revival of energy, perform one or more of these exercises few times weekly. Finish every workout with stretching exercises.

 WorkoutDurationFrequency
Fitness ClassZumba®30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
Fitness ClassYoga30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
Fitness ClassStretching10-15 minutes
Fitness ClassStep Aerobics30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
Fitness ClassPower Yoga30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
Fitness ClassPilates30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
Fitness ClassNIA30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
Fitness ClassLow-impact Aerobics30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
Fitness ClassDancing30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
Fitness ClassAerobic35-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
GYMStairmaster7-15 minutes2-3 times weekly
GYMSkipping Rope5-25 minutes2-6 times weekly
GYMRowing7-15 minutes2-6 times weekly
GYMGymnastics Exercises [1]30-35 minutes2-3 times weekly
GYMElliptical30-35 minutes2-3 times weekly
GYMCycling25-30 minutes2-3 times weekly
Martial ArtsTai Chi30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
Martial ArtsQui-gong30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
OutdoorWalking35-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
OutdoorRollerblading35-45 minutes2-6 times weekly
OutdoorRock Climbing40-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
OutdoorPower Walking35-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
OutdoorKayaking40-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
OutdoorHiking40-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
OutdoorGolf55-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
OutdoorCycling40-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
Racquet SportsTennis45-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
Racquet SportsTable Tennis45-60 minutes2-3 times weekly
WaterWater Aerobics30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
WaterSwimming30-35 minutes3-4 times weekly
WaterAqua Zumba®30-45 minutes 2-3 times weekly
WaterAqua Yoga30-35 minutes3-5 times weekly
WaterAqua Walking35-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
WaterAqua Stretching10-15 minutes
WaterAqua Pilates30-45 minutes2-3 times weekly
WaterAqua Cycling30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
WaterAi Chi30-45 minutes3-5 times weekly
[1] Gymnastics exercises includes: lunge (exercise), jumping jacks, sit-ups, crunches, push-ups, pull-ups, squats, calf-raises, dips, flutter kick, plank
Find an exercise routine that works for you and make it part of your daily routine.

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