There are 3 body type categories which need to be explained before the delve into the world of the guardian.
These develop in the womb as derms or layers of tissue which then have greater amount of energy go into their development as we start to take on human form in the womb and end up being either very much like one of our parent of perhaps a bit of a combo! In short the 3 are: Endomorph, Ectomorph and Mesomorph.
|As you can see from the image on the left the Guardian fits right in the middle of the Endomorph category. Each of the other nicknames on the wheel represent other types or blends of bio types or cross overs as mixtures are not unusual when it comes to genes and inheriting from your parents a cocktail of biology rather than a clean single type that stands out on its own.|
Each type has it’s own characteristics and each has different strengths, natural behaviours and tendencies which are tell tale signs of their genetic make up. Often people will resonate with the details of their own profile once they see some of these characteristics and will embrace the information it provides them as they really feel understood.
Having the information at their finger tips that helps support them in terms of what to eat, how to best exercise, when to best exercise and many more layers of lifestyle it becomes clear that the science of epigentics is very powerful and can help people both understand themselves but also steer their behaviours in the direction of good health rather than poor health. Essentially, when you start to follow the advice you are putting the body into a state of less stress both physical and mental which in turn helps the body shed weight and improve bio markers that are indicators of health. In addition a number of the less measurable markers like happiness, energy, contentment in both work and play seem are evident.
BACK TO THE GUARDIAN
Guardians have strong sturdy bodies. That tend to retain energy. They are naturally enduring, resistant and resilient. They can roll with the punches, and are stable liking things to be predictable. They are driven by PROLACTIN which is the hormone which as some will know drives production of breast milk. It is the hormone of caregiving, togetherness and protection – making sure their clan is taken care of and well looked after. They may even neglect exercise in the preference of looking after others first and choose food based on taste rather than nutritional value. They may go as far as neglecting their own needs ahead of caring for others needs first. If the Guardian were an animal they would be a BEAR. Unstoppable but caring.
Guardian – Strengths
Affable, good natured and tolerant, predictable, steady going, enjoys pleasures, dependable, secure, family orientated stable and effective.
Guardians are generally reliable and predictable for friends, employees and family members. Family is very important to them.
Guardians enjoy easy going activities, eating with family, friends, being a spectator, and connecting with others they like. [Notice above they are only one category away from Connectors].
Guardians are supportive people and they enjoy others who are like them.
Guardian – Social
Guardians are friendly and can be easy to get along with when they feel comfortable.
They often have an internal drive to care for others even despite themselves. As a results they can often be generous with their resources and can give away money and gifts, time and patience.
They tend to be authentic, genuinely kind and enjoy gatherings with family and friends.
Sometimes Guardians can be outspoken and open with their feelings. Though some may be shy while others might be animated and loud, many can struggle with confidence.
Family is important as well as friends.
Guardians enjoy socialising with friends family and food having supportive people around them who are understanding.
Guardian – Fitness
The most important exercise is 30-45 mins of light aerobic exercise 3 – 4 times a week to help promote circulation and removal of toxins to maintain health.
In addition Guardians need to push their bodies a little harder than other health types to get toned, because their body tends to retain fat mass. As Guardians are large boned and muscle types, they can carry a large amount of weight and are often better at weight lifting than other health types. They must however do the aerobic work to stay healthy. Slow and steady wins the race for the Guardian.
Not suited to high intensity work the Guardian body can tolerate it but needs large rest periods in between bouts and would not be suited to this type of training regularly.
Guardian – Food
Guardians have the largest digestive tract and slowest digestion/metabolism as a result. In fact juice cleanses or fasts can help the digestive system clean. As a result of being the natural carer the Guardian body will store energy as mentioned so that there will always be enough in times food shortage. Sugar causes many health issues including abdominal fat and weakened pancreas.
Vegetables provide the Guardian energy and polysaccharides (think complex carbs like leafy greens and vegetables) that their body thrives on.
Eating healthily can challenge a Guardian because they enjoy life’s pleasures and enjoying the taste of food is an important component of that. Focusing on vegetarian recipes will certainly set the Guardian up for success in the in the nutrition dept.
Guardian – Mind, Place, Career
Guardians enjoy being active emotionally and socially with anyone they consider their in group or family.
They are easily content or satisfied in life.
They also make great listeners and they engage part of their brain that focuses on grammar and word selection.
Guardians can live in most places as they have a resilient body. Cool temperatures suit them, but they are adaptable. They are able to handle stress, emergencies and family drama. They have an ability to compensate for both wind and the cold elements.
Guardians make loyal employees as they don’t like too much change – strong and steady!
Guardians work well under stress, though may not enjoy stressful environments.
Staying on task and dedication to the cause is a Guardian’s forte.
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