Welcome back dear friends to Health and Wellness Fridays! 🙂 Thank God we persevered and made it. After a long, hectic week Fridays just seem to make everything easier.
This week my post is a little different to what I would normally do. Why you ask? Well, health and wellness is not just about what we eat but also how we care for and treat our bodies as well.
It is important that we not only nourish our bodies with food but also do things that help care for our bodies. I’m a firm believer in “prevention is better than cure.”
Here are some things we can do to help care for our bodies outside of eating properly.
Getting a proper night’s rest – did you know that the average adult between the ages of 18 -60 years needs about 7 or more hours of sleep per night?
Get active – it is important to get your body moving so running, dancing, swimming, walking, cardio exercise, cycling, tennis whatever form you choose it is a step in the right direction.
Knowing when to stop and rest – this is sometimes easier said than done at times but the body gives us signs when it is tired and sometimes we ignore them. It is important that we get proper rest to ensure that we are able to function at our best both mentally and physically.
Get regular check-ups. We don’t have to wait to become ill to visit our healthcare provider. Schedule a check-up to make sure that you are truly performing at your best.
Maintain proper oral hygiene. Visit your dentist. Taking care of our teeth would be cheaper that ordering new ones. 🙂
Have your eyes tested to ensure that they are healthy and functioning properly.
Read and research the ingredients of the products you use. Some of those ingredients found in everyday products research has shown can do more damage than good. Click here to learn more.
Find healthy forms of relaxation for both the mind and body. Some people use yoga, meditation, music, others even have a spa day while some take up sports. Whatever helps you relax and find peace of mind, body and spirit do it. We all face stressful situations in life some have more than others but not having a healthy way to cope can result in you becoming ill or worse resulting in a nervous breakdown if not addressed and handled properly.
Reduce and end negativity – we sometimes underestimate how toxic negative people and negative thinking can be on our overall well-being. Take control of your life. Be the pencil and eraser, add what you want and remove what you don’t.
Last but by no means least believe that YOU are worth the investment.
These are just a few of my suggestions. I know life can be hectic and it is difficult to keep track of everything all the time. I fall short sometimes but I don’t let it get me down I just get back on the path and keep moving forward and that’s what you should do as well. Beating ourselves up about what we didn’t do does not make it better. Instead focus on what you are going to do to make it right.
Our bodies can only give back what we put into it. If we give it 20% it would give back 20%, if we give it 60% then we get back 60% and so on. Create a balance between what you put into your body and how you care for it externally as well. The time, effort and resources we invest now may help us in the future by reducing our risks for various types of diseases and illnesses.
Health and Wellness is therefore a lifestyle. What we choose to do and not do in regards to our health and overall well-being has consequences in both the short-term and the long-term which consequences are you prepared to live with?
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great night and a wonderful weekend!:)