Are You Exercising Right For YOUR Blood Type?

Are You Exercising Right For YOUR Blood Type?

Published by Paul J Hopfensperger MIfHI on 9th Jul 2021

There’s no denying that exercise is excellent for your physical and mental health. But are you exercising in the ways that best suit your body – your unique genetic makeup?

If you’re a follower of The Blood Type Diet®, you already know that personalised nutrition based on your ABO blood type has tremendous benefits ranging from a robust immune system to maintaining a healthy weight to overall health and well-being. But did you know that your genes dictate more than what you should eat? They also offer insight into personalising your exercise.

The Stress/Exercise Connection

With  The Blood Type Diet®, exercise is really all about personalised stress reduction. When we talk about the damaging long-term impact of stress on the immune system, it’s not the stress itself, but how the body reacts in the moment and afterwards. Exercise is a great way to re-set.

Since each blood type has its own instinctive stress response, it’s not surprising that each type also has a preferred exercise profile, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. A personalised exercise program based on your unique genetic makeup can help you recover from stress and even resist its harmful effects.

Exercise for Blood Type O - Intense Excercise

More than any other blood type, Type Os need intense exercise to maintain physical health and emotional balance. A consistent, rigorous exercise program releases the buildup of stress hormones in their systems.

The most successful form of exercise for Blood Type Os is cardio based, such as running, cycling and martial arts.

If you can’t do high intensity workouts, that’s OK. Start by walking and quicken your pace as you get stronger. Anything that elevates heart rate for a Type O can help to lower stress, balance emotions and shed pounds.

Exercise for Blood Type A - Calming Exercise

You could say that when it comes to exercise, Blood Type As are the opposite of Type Os. Heightened levels of cortisol make it harder for Type As to recover from stress. Exercises that have a quieting, calming effect are most beneficial. Try hatha yoga, tai chi and meditation.

That doesn’t mean that Type As can’t break a sweat. If you like aerobic exercise, just be sure to maintain overall mental calmness to achieve the most benefit. Highly competitive activities that strain the body and the mind could actually cause more stress. Relaxing, soothing routines best help Type As manage stress.

Exercise for Blood Type B - Balanced Exercise

When it comes to exercise for Blood Type Bs, you can think of B for balance. Type Bs need to balance meditative activities with more active forms of physical exercise. They are literally wired for it.

A sample routine might be three days of cardio exercise and two days of relaxing activities. Type Bs can choose from a wide range of exercises but seem to do best with moderate activities that aren’t too aerobically intense, have an element of mental challenge and involve other people. Some excellent forms of exercise for Blood Type Bs are tennis, hiking and golf.

Exercise for Blood Type AB - Mixed Exercise

When dealing with stress, Blood Type ABs tend to share characteristics with both Type As and Type Os. They do best with a mix of both calming activities and intense physical exercise.

Hatha yoga is an excellent choice for Type ABs, as are swimming and bicycling. An ideal routine would include high-octane cardiovascular activities, weight training and calming exercises that also improve flexibility.

Enhancing Workouts with Personalised Protein

Protein plays an important role in repairing and rebuilding muscles. Many people turn to protein shakes or on-the-go protein bars to help this process, especially after a period of intense exercise.

Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s specially formulated  Uniblend™ Protein Powders blend seamlessly into any beverage and are Right 4 All Blood Types. Available in two delicious flavours, both UniblendProtein PowderCocoa and UniblendProtein PowderUnflavoured, contain no synthetic additives, sweeteners or blood type O,A, B or AB avoid ingredients.

For more information about the connection between blood type, stress and exercise, see Dr. D’Adamo’s best-selling book Eat Right 4 Your Type.

Uniblend™ Protein Powder - Cocoa Uniblend™ Protein Powder - Unflavoured
UniblendProtein Powder - Cocoa UniblendProtein Powder - Unflavoured


All prices are in GBP.   Site contents copyright © 1987 - 2022 Body and Mind Studio International Ltd, United Kingdom.   All rights reserved.

Our products and services are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your doctor.

身體和心靈工作室國際  Body and Mind Studio International® website updated: May 24, 2022.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales

No thanks