Taking Care of You
During the course of the day you may work several hours for someone else in an office, feed and diaper children, run teens around to their various activities, hang out with friends and get involved in yard work or community activities. This leaves little time to take care of you. You only have one body and taking care of it will ensure that it can better take care of you.
Nutrition and Hydration
Your body is composed of minerals, which need to be replenished each day. If your diet is stuck on burger, French fry, soda, repeat, you may want to reconsider your choices. Instead, try colorful antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits. Reduce your intake of red meat and opt instead for chicken or fish a couple of times a week. Drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day to flush impurities from your system, regulate blood pressure, and keep your kidneys and organs healthy.
Your Bones and Muscles
Stretch daily to increase your muscle length and flexibility. Do some weight bearing exercises to help increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. If you have back pain that inhibits your movements and prevents full range of motion, visit one of these specialists skilled in spinal decompression Hillsboro Oregon residents rely on to relieve pain and help with overall health.
Studies have shown that laughter therapy is a real thing. Laughter and happiness release endorphins into the system, creating a feeling of well-being that can last beyond the experience itself. Smiling on purpose can also create a feeling of happiness. Try at least a few times a week to get together with friends who make you laugh, watch a funny movie, or otherwise do something that brings you joy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so they say. Take a little time to take care of you and there will be more of you to take care of everyone else.