If you read the piece on The Guardian you will have got an understanding of the different bio types that are depicted in the image below. If not here it the pre amble so you are up to speed.
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.
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 Sensor
As you can see from the image the Sensor is pure Ectomorth at the bottom of the wheel. The ectoderm forms the brain, nervous system, and outer layers of our skin. As a result the nervous system tends to be more aware and even sensitive to the surroundings with lots of energy placed on the brain for complex neural functions, creative thinking and an eye for detail.
Sensor – Strengths
Analytically minded, organised, consistent, loyal, orderly intellectual and sensitive people.
Sensors are focused and determined people liking to see things to their natural end. Not ones to leave a job half done they are ambitious strong minded and meticulous detail oriented and creative.
They are a strong ability to read others and perceive and interact at an intellectual and even spiritual level. They can often think in abstract terms better then the other health types.
Given the space and tools sensors can accomplish significant degrees of mental work. They enjoy learning and detail work. Good at creating systems, strategies and directing work flow. Both disciplined and consistent your sensor can be relied upon to get the job done.
Sensor – Social
Sensors can be perceived as quiet and shy at times. They tend to speak when something relevant or of value to say arises and not so much otherwise.
Can be seen as quirky and are often misunderstood because they don’t shift to accommodate a situation. They remain authentic and true to their nature. Sensors often will not talk about themselves and are not outspoken therefore it can take more effort to learn who they are. Also socially selective sensors will prefer the contact of close friends rather than a room full of acquaintances or even strangers.
In a professional setting they will interact with all other health types well but may prefer those who possess a logical nature to them. However may become frustrated with health types that are unpredictable and illogical.
Sensor – Fitness
Sensors are light small bones that are not designed to carry large amounts of weight. Heavy lifting compacts and strains their spine and joints. They do best with light, low impact repetitive aerobic work. Think marathon runner rather than your Olympic weight lifter – that’s the Guardians job!
They can exercise alone, or with other as long as their mind is engaged.
Yoga, dancing, surfing, balance activities and free climbing works well for them.
Avoiding compression of the spine if a key element of a good programme for the sensor. Activities in warmer climates also suit them as they naturally struggle to maintain body temperature in the colder months.
Sensor – Food
Sensors have a high metabolic rate – which means they need to eat little and more often. Warmed food is more easily digested then cold or raw food. As Sensors naturally find it harder to process food through what is a less robust digestive system compared to other health types. They may even be sensitive to certain food types which they will really know about after eating them. Coffee, sugar, alcohol, drugs are at the top of that list. Exposure to these may cause the sensor to have a sluggish mind which won’t stay on task and will frustrate them hugely causing moods swings. They may also have a tough time breaking down protein so plant based version of protein are a great way for the sensor to maintain muscle mass without the digestive upset that can be caused by more traditional protein sources. They can easily skip meals as food really isn’t an important part of life for sensors and this can be a bad thing in terms of energy levels. It’s crucial sensors get enough nutrients into their diet to feed their nervous system, to keep skin and tissues hydrated and provide enough energy for both body and mind.
Understanding your health type goes a long way to working to your natural strengths in both work and life in general. When the body is in the least state of stress it will shed weight if there is excess to be lost. Getting to that place can be a difficult journey but the coaching support you get as you progress through your profile and start to change habits helps these new behaviours stick.
If you are interested in finding out more about your own health type, make contact today to discuss what package will work best for you.