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 Activator fits right in the middle of the Mesomorph 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.
Back to The Activator
They can be excellent leaders if they so choose. Their ability to navigate complex tasks see the macro picture and lead a group though these things puts the Activator at the front of the pack.
They tend to be able to maintain high energy levels especially when the environment is stimulating and dynamic and allows for both variety and an ability to connect with like minded people, family members and close friends.
They may be unaffected if someone does not accept them into their tribe. They will prefer to spend time with close family and friends. They also like diversity and enjoy varying viewpoints of all groups.
Activators bodies hold their natural shape over their life time well because of the high level of muscles in their make up. Their bodies thrive when given the right amount of antioxidants and essential fatty acids are part of their dietary intake. If they were to neglect their body for some time they would bounce back to a fitter leaner physique quite quickly but length of recovery from exercise will be age dependent.
Anaerobic exercise is important to this body type with some aerobic but not many sprinters are great long distance runners. So shorts bursts suit the activator much better than long slow stuff which more suits the Guardian.
Hand eye co-ordination tends to be very good so racket sports will suit an Activator. Their natural explosiveness suits their physical ability to do the same thing. Challenge triggers better performance for an Activator.
HOWEVER, rest/recovery must come after these intense session - one of the Activator weaknesses is not stopping they are driven by hormones that makes them a go-go-go person so burn out can be a very real issue for them if they don't schedule in the rest required.
If out and about they may be disciplined enough to take their own foods or just avoid those which do not suit their body type to stay on track with their overall health goals.
Protein is the main source of fuel for repair and training. Their body requires clean animal protein for muscles tendons and connective tissue - as they are so active this fuel is important to them.
Less fat intake - fat will induce gallstone as they are prone to hepatic and biliary stasis.
Activator - Mind, Place, Career
Activators like to be stimulated. So mentally challenging tasks and work is best suited to them. They should not repeat the same tasks too many times! Career wise a role that brings plenty of variety will be the best option for them. Being expressive creators Activators will be suits to creative fields, they life taking risks and appreciate that in others too.
They are also prepared to learn through pain, so these may be the children that won't take no for an answer and will fall out of the tree and break an arm - now they know what it feels like they have learnt!
Visual stimulation is important as is a warmer climate. The home environment needs to be more countryside that inner city for an Activator to thrive.
Gray days are a good time for Activators to accumulate new information and engage in group exercise activities.
Activators also like time to themselves to reflect uninfluenced by others to focus and reflect on their own ideas and creative expression.
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