It is important to look after our bodies as we only get one. If something goes wrong with it then we have to live with that forever. There are things you can improve and change but prevention is key and that is by looking after yourself every day in everything you do.
From what you put in your body, and how much you use it to also listening to it and taking time to relax when needed. Looking after your body can help with things like heart conditions, help with joint inflammation as well as building your immune system to tackle the bugs and viruses that are about.
Exercise your body to keep your mind happy
A little exercise can help reduce tension significantly. Even a short morning walk will revitalise and motivate you for the day ahead. It can be hard to get into a routine of exercise, especially if you don’t do it at the moment. One way to get to the point where you enjoy it, feel good after and look forward to a workout is to just start, Set your alarm for an hour earlier than normal and hit the road. Prepare the night before to save time. Prepare your workout gear ahead of time so that you can get started quickly. Once you start doing it, you can push past the hard part to get to the bit where you enjoy it. It will benefit you in so many ways with better sleep, better shape and you will feel stronger by building muscle.
Eating the right things
A good diet is obviously essential for sustaining a healthy mind, body, and soul. Be conscious of the type of fuel you put into your body; yet, it is also vital to indulge occasionally because, after all, eating is enjoyable. A good way to get a balance is to go by the 80/20 rule. This is where you make sure that 80% of what you eat is healthy and good for your body and the 20% is things that maybe aren’t so great but give you joy in life. It could be a glass or 2 of wine with friends on a Friday night, having pizza or brownies for a treat. Eating is a social activity. It brings people together, it is nurturing, it improves your mental and emotional state, and it is creative. This method also helps to prevent binges and going overboard on unhealthy and processed junk food.
If you live in the city, things can be on the go all the time, you will always have background noise of cars, technology and other things. You may also find that being in nature and surrounded by wilderness every once in a while makes you feel calmer overall. It can help reduce anxiety and stress as well as be great for your body as you are getting out into different areas, breathing in more and better quality oxygen and can connect with nature. Give it a go and see what difference it makes.