Nutrition & Exercise Tips for Type O Individuals
Blood type O is the oldest blood type in the world.
Hardiest digestive systems
Meat-eaters, need animal protein for good health
Cannot digest wheat products containing gluten very well
Digestive systems contain a lot of stomach acid
Low thyroid and sluggish metabolisms
Feel good after vigorous workouts
People with Blood Type O have the hardiest digestive systems. They are the meat-eaters. Persons with Blood Type O need animal protein for good health, as well as vegetables and fruits. However, carbohydrates should be kept to a minimum, since the Blood Type O person cannot digest carbohydrates very well, especially wheat products containing gluten.
Type O Individual will do well on a high animal protein, low carbohydrate diet; and, dairy products should be kept to a minimum.
Persons with Blood Type O produce a lot of hydrochloric acid in their stomachs, and it is this great abundance of stomach acid that allows them to digest animal protein favorably. And, because their digestive systems already contain a lot of stomach acid, they should avoid drinking coffee, since coffee will cause them to produce even more stomach acid, and this tends to make them prone to peptic ulcers, especially if they are constantly under a great deal of stress. They should drink more green tea, instead of coffee.
Persons with Blood Type O tend to have low thyroid and sluggish metabolisms; therefore, they should supplement their diets with sea kelp and seafood to obtain natural iodine to stimulate their thyroids.
The best exercises for these persons are the vigorous workouts like jogging, power walking, aerobics, weight training, etc. The harder they exercise, the better they will feel. Get the heart rate going, and sweat up a storm to burn calories, alleviate stress and eliminate depression!
|Foods that encourage weight gain||Foods that encourage weight loss|
Other foods to avoid:
|Meat||bacon, goose, ham pork.|
|Seafood||barracuda, catfish, caviar, conch, herring (pickled), lox (smoked salmon), octopus.|
|Cheeses & Dairy||American cheese, blue cheese, brie, buttermilk, Camembert, casein, cheddar cheese, colby cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, edam, emmental cheese, goat milk, gouda, gruyere, Jarlsberg cheese, kefir, Monterey Jack cheese, Muenster cheese, parmesan, provolone, Neufchatel, ricotta, skim or 2% milk, string cheese, Swiss cheese, whey, whole milk, yogurt, all varieties and ice cream.|
|Oils||corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower.|
|Nuts & Seeds||brazil nuts, cashew, litchi, peanuts, peanut butter, pistachios, poppy seeds.|
|Beans & Legumes||copper, kidney, navy, tamarind, lentils (domestic, green & red).|
cornflakes, cornmeal, cream of wheat, familia, farina, grape nuts, seven-grain, shredded wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ.
|Grains & Pastas||bulgur wheat flour, couscous flour, durum wheat flour, gluten flour, graham flour, soba noodles, semolina pasta, spinach pasta, sprouted wheat flour, white flour, whole wheat flour.|
|Vegetables||avocado, cabbage (Chinese, red, white), cauliflower, white & yellow corn, eggplant, domestic & Shiitake mushrooms, mustard greens, olives (black, Greek, Spanish), potatoes (red & white), alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts.|
|Fruits||blackberries, coconuts, melon (cantaloupe & honeydew), oranges, plantains, rhubarb, strawberries, tangerines.|
|Juices||apple, apple cider, cabbage, orange.|
|Spices||capers, cinnamon, cornstarch, corn syrup, nutmeg, black & white pepper, vanilla, vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, red & white wine).|
|Condiments||ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles (kosher, dill, sweet & sweet pickle relish).|
|Herbal Teas||alfalfa, aloe, burdock, coltsfoot, corn silk, echinacea, gentian, goldenseal, red clover, rhubarb, Saint-John's Wort, senna, shepherd's purse, strawberry leaf, yellow dock.|
|Beverages||coffee (regular & decaf), distilled liquor, all sodas, black teas.|
Exercise Tips for Type O Individuals
More than any other blood type, O's rely on physical exercise to maintain physical health and emotional balance.
- O Individuals Responds well under pressure to vigorous exercise.
- O Individuals Needs efficient metabolism to stay slim and energetic.
- O Individuals Needs constant and intensive training program.
O individuals are athletes. They have more physical strength, and needs exercise to release stress, worries, fears and anxieties. Doing so helps them better assimilate information more quickly later on. For an O individual, vigorous exercises such as hiking, bicycling, swimming and jogging are best—and a morning routine suits them well. If they will exercises first thing in the morning, they goes through the day calmer, more peaceful, and better at problem solving.
- 40-60 Minutes
- 3-4 times per week
An intense workout that burns calories much more efficiently than many other forms of exercise, focus on both cardiovascular and strength. From water aerobic exercises to water walking exercises, working out in the pool is an excellent non-impact way to build strength, reduce body fat, and increase flexibility.
Use resistance tools that include buoyant water weights and noodles for extra workout. You may also need water shoes and gloves.
In addition to the standard benefits of any exercise, the use of water in water aerobics supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury. The mitigation of gravity by flotation places less stress on the joints when stretching, and can allow a greater range of motion. The mitigation of gravity makes water aerobics safe for individuals able to keep their heads out of water, including the elderly. Exercise in water can also prevent overheating through continuous cooling of the body. Most classes last for 45-55 minutes. Another benefit is that you do not even have to be a strong swimmer to participate in water aerobics.
- 40-60 Minutes
- 3-4 times per week
Aqua jogging in deep water offers the cardiovascular conditioning of aerobics, the strength training of lifting weights, and the stretching benefits of yoga all in one, 30-minute workout. Aqua Jogging helps to increase muscle strength in the legs, strengthen the hips, increase heart rate and burn calories. To start Aqua Jogging, only swimming wear and an Aqua Jogging belt are needed. The belt helps with maintaining the proper upright position and supports you in the water. Special gloves and shoes can also benefit with the sport. The Aqua Jogging technique is not difficult but use of the belt is very important.
- 40-60 Minutes
- 1-2 times per week
Known as the Zumba® "pool party," the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, the Aqua Zumba class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
- 30 Minutes
- 3-4 times per week
Aquatic Bicycle Based on the classic land-based stationary bicycle, the Aquatic Bicycle takes aerobic and fitness training to the water. The Aquatic Bicycle features five levels of resistance, light-weight stainless steel design, adjustable saddle seat and adjustable handlebars. The Aquatic Bicycle enables both aerobic and muscle conditioning in a stress-free aquatic environment.
- 30-40 Minutes
- 3-4 times per week
No other workout burns calories, boosts metabolism, and firms every muscle in your body (without putting stress on your joints) better than a swimming workout. Assuming you want to swim 30-40 Minutes 3-4 times per week, it's probably a good idea to continue the one mile on day one, but there are many ways of making the other two sessions a bit more fun. For maximum fitness benefits, it helps to exercise at different speeds to occasionally raise your heart rate. Using different strokes strengthens different muscles, of course, but it is also less boring.
O Individuals benefit tremendously from brisk regular exercise that taxes the cardiovascular and muscular skeletal system. But the benefit derived surpasses the goal of physical fitness.
O Individuals also derives the benefit of a well timed chemical release system. The act of physical exercise releases a swarm of neurotransmitter activity that acts as a tonic for the entire system.
O Individuals who exercises regularly also has a better emotional response. They are more emotionally balanced as a result of well regulated, efficient chemical transport system.
Lifestyle Tips for Type O Individual
- Set up simple plans for your goals and tasks to avoid impulsivity.
- Make lifestyle changes gradually, rather than trying to handle everything at once.
- Avoid making big decisions or spending money when stressed.
- Do something physical when you feel anxious.
- Engage in thirty to forty five minutes of aerobic exercise at least four times per week.
- When you crave a pleasure releasing-substance (alcohol, tobacco, sugar), do something physical.