When we were young and spry, we didn’t really think about the damages we
were doing to our bodies. I remember my mom constantly telling me to stop running and jumping down the stairs because I would damage my knee joints. Maybe it’s time we realized that mom is probably right. That was then.
There are many ways to take care of your body NOW, whether at home or at work. And there’s no better time than the present!
Below are some suggestions of ways to take care of your body, both physically and mentally. Luckily, getting a massage is one of them!
Ways to Take Care of Your Physical Body
You are young, so let’s keep it that way. How so? Keep moving, but don’t over do it. After all, body movement allows blood and oxygen to flow to all parts of your body. And we all know, oxygen heals, which leads us to massage. Receiving a massage helps to maintain our muscles in staying healthy. A healthy muscle sufficiently disperses oxygenated-blood to all areas of your body, keeping those muscles robust in the long run.
In addition to massage, stretching is another great way to take care of our bodies. Stretching slow, to the point of slight discomfort, may be ideal. Both getting a massage and stretching the muscles lengthens them back to their natural state. This is especially helpful for overworked muscles, as they are shortened.
So plain and simple, take the time to get moving, get a massage, and stretch those muscles!
Ways to Take Care of Your Mental State of Mind
Nothing beats a quiet, breezy day spent laying in a hammock. Don’t have one? I suggest you get one right now. Your stressed-out mind will thank you.
Taking the time to relax and enjoy a few minutes of peace and tranquility does wonder for your mental health. It refreshes your brain while you’re breathing in those oxygenated air from the trees where your hammock is hooked. While you’re at it, why not read a mystery novel or do a crossword puzzle. Your brain will surely get an exercise this way.
Nowadays, most people believe that the air in our home is filled with toxic chemicals. Another reason to step outside regularly for some fresh air and also, to open a window and let the fresh air in; just not during pollen season.
Taking care of your mind is as easy as taking a few swings in your hammock.
Ways to Take Care of Your Body at Work
Work is a necessary evil because if you don’t work, you don’t eat.
The key thing to remember is do not overwork. If you are able to control your time and how you move your body at your job, be sure to take breaks often and stretch when you can. Drink plenty of water and eat a good meal to replenish your energy for the next round.
If your job is physically strenuous and demanding, be sure to use proper body mechanics where you will not injure or tear your muscles. For example, use your leg muscles when you lift heavy items and ask for help when it’s too heavy for you to lift alone.
Loving your job or what you do is a plus. So be sure to go after what your heart desires for a career.
Ways to Take Care of Your Body at Home
Home is where our heart should be. In order to do that, we need to take control of what we eat and what we do. Because ultimately, we are what we eat, as the saying goes. And not only that, but moderation is key as well as balance.
Eat your heart out! But only one cookie, not five. Occasionally eat wild caught fish with walnuts on top, as both are good sources of Omega, known to be beneficial for brain function.
Eat different colors of plants to get different sources of nutrients and fiber. But before you bite into that store-bought apple, be sure to wash it well as it may have been sprayed with chemicals.
Once the kids are tucked in bed, take the time to sit on your massage chair or use your massage tools to work out your overworked muscles, while you watch your favorite show.
Easy enough, right?
There are Many Ways to Take Care of Your Body – And Only One Way It Can Be Done
The only one way to take care of your body is to take ACTION.
You are your own person and you alone are the only one able to control those actions. Will you take the initiative to implement what this article suggests as ways to take care of your body, physically and mentally whether at home or at work?
If so, get moving now! Step outside for a bit and breathe in that fresh air while soaking some Vitamin D from the Sun.
Next time you’re at the store, be sure to grab some wild caught tuna or sardines along with the hammock you need for some much-deserved R & R in your backyard.
Don’t forget to take the time to stretch your tired muscles and definitely, do not miss your massage appointment.
Overall, you and only you, know how your body feels. And you and only you are ultimately in charge!