5-Ways To Take Care Of Your Body
Here are 5 ways that you can take care of your body to the best of your ability:
Many people think of exercise as just being for weight loss but it does far more than that. It helps combat disease such as high blood pressure, depression, certain types of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.Exercise boosts your energy, improves your sex life and helps you get a better sleep.
We make all kinds of excuses as to why we can’t exercise (time, kids, health, etc.), but all of us can do this one simple thing: move more. Park further away. Take the stairs. Dance in your kitchen. Use soup cans to do curls. Play tag with your kids at the park.
Doctors recommend that an adult get an average of 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep deprivation affects our mood, our concentration, our attention, our memory, our ability to fight off infection, our libido, and our judgment. Inadequate sleep can also lead to weight gain, depression, car accidents, potentially fatal errors, and cause serious health problems such as stroke, heart attack or diabetes.
Our mental health is just as important as our physical one. No matter how stressful your life is, there are steps that you can take to decrease your body’s stress response and to be doing good self-care. Take a walk, have a visit with a friend, read a good book and breathe.Take a few minutes three times a day to sit with your eyes closed and breathe in and out five times slowly.
4. Dental Health
When was the last time you got your teeth cleaned or went for a dental check-up?Did you know that poor dental health have actually been linked to heart disease ? That is a pretty good reason to take it seriously. You are probably already brushing your teeth a few times a day which is a start.Start flossing if you don’t already and book a dental appointment for yourself.
Are you dehydrated? Even mild dehydration can affect your energy level and your mood. Many doctors still recommend that adults drink eight 8oz. glasses of water per day, but that amount may need to be higher or lower depending on other factors . New research suggests taking your weight, dividing it in two and drinking that number in ounces per day.Start by adding just one extra glass of water a day to what you are already drinking. You may soon see an increase in your energy.