by Ronya Banks
Your body is the only vehicle you have been given for this ride called “Life”. Taking good care of your body will ensure a longer, happier ride. The following tips integrate your Body, Mind, and Spirit, which are all required to maintain a healthy, happy body!
1. Healthy diet and nutrition.
Health care practitioners will tell you that you have to provide your physical body with high quality fuel if you want it to run properly. Eat a healthy, chemical-free diet high in vital nutrients. Take the herbal and vitamin supplements that will support you in your good health.
2. Get adequate rest.
Get the appropriate amount of uninterrupted sleep you need to engage your REM patterns. REM sleep is your nervous system’s way of healing and refueling your body. Also, if you’re feeling overly sluggish, take a short nap or sit and rest. Chronic sleep and sluggishness problems should be reported to your health care provider.
3. Stay focused in the present moment.
Feelings of regret or worry about a past event, or worry and anxiety about an upcoming future event are a waste of your precious time. They also add stress to the body, which makes you more susceptible to disease. Stay present and focused on the beauty and gifts this moment is offering you!
4. Physical fitness/exercise.
Exercise is known to help you live a longer and healthier life. The body needs to stay in action and movement. Move it, or lose it!
5. Mental exercise and stimulation.
A healthy physical body includes a sound and sharp mind. Keep challenging your mind to expand, grow, learn, experience, decipher, and explore. Use it, or lose it!
Not only is meditation simple and fun, it also has been known to reduce your heart rate, reduce your stress level, help you become present in this moment, increase your feelings of peace, serenity, joy, and spiritual faith. This all does the body good!
7. Surround yourself with a great support system - family and friends.
Keep yourself surrounded from every side with positive-minded, healthy people who are on YOUR team - People who will care for, support, love, respect, and appreciate you.
8. Laugh often.
Recent studies are showing the significance of how laughter makes people healthier. Everyone really is a unique, hilarious person. Look for the hilarity in every situation and keep laughing.
9. Keep your thoughts positive.
What you put out does come back. So if you want to feel and look great, monitor your thoughts closely to ensure that you are thinking only positive, forwarding thoughts. If you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, simply turn it around into a positive thought.
10. Deal with your emotions. Do not stifle them.
If you are avoiding dealing with any emotions that have cropped up in your life, what do you think you are doing to your poor body? It has to store this emotional energy somewhere. Face your feelings, express them healthfully, and whatever you do, stop stuffing them down in to an oozing, black hole of ill health!
Your body is a unique, beautiful miracle. Take great care of it, and enjoy the ride!