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Taking care of your body is one of the most important things you will ever do in this life. A lifestyle of health, that so many think is unattainable, isn’t elusive and difficult at all…it just takes some determination. The determination to live longer, to enjoy life, to feel the life energy you were meant to have…every day of your life! We each have this opportunity to find this place that brings joy or we can let it slip away into an abyss of illness, pain, and despair. The contrast really can be that severe…I know because I’ve lived it. Here are some of my tips for finding and staying in that place of health and wellness.
First of all, there may be some obvious lifestyle changes you need to make to take care of your body. Things like smoking, drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs are all detrimental to your body. The immediate repercussions of organ stress, low oxygen, dehydration, lower brain function, and polluted blood are enough to cause alarm, let alone the long term ones. Yeah, those pesky diagnoses that may come if you don’t stop insanely destroying your body. You know, like cancer, diabetes, COPD, depression, anxiety, liver disease, and so many more. So cutting down or stopping completely are two really great ways to take care of your body.
Another lifestyle change to consider is your physical fitness. No matter where you are presently with this, you can do better for yourself. Take it slowly and always consult your health care provider before starting a new fitness plan. You can always simply walk more or find small ways that help you to move more in general. Get off the bus a stop earlier than normal, or use the stairs instead of the elevator. Small changes to start with will lead you to a healthier place. You will notice strength you didn’t think you had and that is something we all want.
Watch What You Eat
You have heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, right? This could not be truer…junk in-junk out! Your body has nutritional needs that take a conscious effort to meet. The more natural and whole the food is, the better. This means you will have to pay attention to what you are buying and consuming.
Do some research and find out what is healthy and what is not. Our body can function optimally if it has all of the vitamins and nutrients it needs. A vegan diet or one that, at least, limits meat and animal products has become popular among those who seek a more healthy body. However, there is no right and wrong eating plan, only what works for you and your goals. Personally, I stay away from processed foods, refined sugars, and anything that has additives and chemicals in it. Again, this takes a watchful eye and the determination to make the best choice for your body.
Pay Attention To The Whole Body
It’s easy to forget that all parts of your body are connected. When there is a problem with one area, it can significantly affect the whole. For example, your oral health. If you have major problems with your teeth and gums, it can lead to other health problems, including heart disease. Sounds crazy, but it is true! So having a good oral health routine is one of those things you should not ignore. You remember when your parents or care taker harped on you to brush your teeth? Boy, I sure do! They were doing us a favor! Hopefully, the push to keep your mouth clean stuck. Do seek out your dentist for regular check-ups and more teeth whitening and healthy teeth tips.
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