Thursday, September 2, 2010

Understanding your body

Today most people don't take time to listen to their body. Do you know when you have pushed your body to far? Have you noticed when your body screams for rest? These are the million dollar questions that most people can't answer. To some a slight head ache requires a aspirin or Tylenol, achy bones and joints mean to put icy hot on them or push past the pain.

Every body has different demands but the bottom line is that they want to be treated well. Your body puts you on a physiological reward system you treat it well and it will treat you well. How have you been treating your body.

We need to focus on several things to keep ourselves healthy. I'm not perfect however I am growing toward being a healthier individual.

1. What is your activity of choice?
2.When do you do breathing exercise?
3. How often are you hydrating?
4. Do you stretch daily?
5.Do you take supplements (vitamins)?

These things should be apart of your daily routine. We schedule every thing from work to social functions with friends and family. Why can't we schedule our wellness? Everyone would like to live a long life. We really need to focus on the quality of life we live. What good is it to live to be 90 years old but have little to no mobility, respiratory issues or having some long term health issue.

I don't think anyone wants to live a long painful life. I challenge you to live healthy. Take out 10 minutes to do breathing exercises, 15 minutes to stretch a few times a day and try and do a 30 minute run or walk per day.

Let's hydrate ourselves. Hydration assist with clear thinking, lubricated joints, improved range of motion and assist immune system. You should be drinking half your body weight in water. Yes 50% of your body weight.

I challenge you to improve your quality of life and I would really enjoy hearing about your progress.

Stay tuned for the next topic

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