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Taking Care of Yourself

We’re always on the go, and as a result, we neglect our own health and well-being.
That so many of us are exhausted and drained is understandable.
What can we do to make our lives better in the simplest of ways?

Health and wellness can be easily overlooked in today’s fast-paced environment. We’re all too busy juggling family, friends, work, and other social obligations to stop and take care of ourselves. That so many of us are exhausted and drained is understandable. What can we do to make our lives better in the simplest of ways?

Indulge yourself with a glass of something cold and refreshing.

More water is a mantra you’ve likely heard a million times before, and you’ll likely hear it again.

Consider this: Water makes about 72 percent of the human body. A 5% drop in fluids results in a loss of 25-30% of energy. If fluid levels fall by just 15%, the person will die! More than half of us aren’t getting enough water, so we’re already operating at a deficit before other factors like poor air quality, poor food, and stress take their toll.

It’s not difficult at all to fix the problem. Boosting your energy levels is as simple as drinking one glass of water every half hour or so – that’s 10-12 glasses each day.

Loving food and life are inseparable!

Much of the nutrients in food are lost when it is heated above 116 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a significant issue, given that the average American does not consume nearly enough vegetables as it is. Five servings of fresh veggies are recommended by nutritionists each day. The question is, how many of us are genuinely heeding that advice?

By juicing vegetables, you may reap the nutritional benefits of whole foods without needing to spend all day at the stove or consume raw celery sticks. Choose a good juicer (friction-generated heat while juicing breaks down vital enzymes in some juicers), grab some fresh vegetables, and sip your way to excellent health! As a result, it takes only a fraction of the time and is more convenient. Bringing juice to work is a great idea, and you can even offer some to your kids for lunch.

A good source of nutrients is wheatgrass, in particular. Over 100 nutrients are found in it, including chlorophyll, which is commonly referred to as “plant blood” because of its resemblance to human red blood cell molecules. Vitamins and minerals can also be found in fresh grains.

Energy Flow: Energy in − Energy out

Exercise is another another derogatory term for the majority of us. The fact is, exercise does not have to be excruciatingly time-consuming or mind-numbingly tedious to be effective. There are a plethora of alternatives.

Weight rooms, aerobics programmes, and maybe a tydro-circuit were all commonplace at gyms a few decades ago. Water aerobics, yoga, pilates, dance-ercise, step courses, and a plethora of other additional training options are now available to participants.

If you don’t have the time or money to go to the gym, or if you prefer to spend your mornings and evenings at home, consider investing in an exercise bike or a walker. With out my exercise bike, I’d be completely lost — I set it up in front of the television and happily ride away while watching my favourite shows.

It may be worthwhile to consider the following advise from my doctor if you are suffering from illness or injury, or if your level of fitness is quite low, like I was.

When you’re physically unfit, and especially when you’re also sick, it might seem like an uphill battle to even get the most rudimentary amount of exercise in each day. Because inactivity leads to increased energy loss, it can create a self-perpetuating loop that makes it difficult to get out of bed in time for work.

Starting gently is a fantastic strategy for getting back into a physical habit after a period of absence. It may appear to be moving at an absurdly sluggish pace. Start by walking or riding for 5 minutes each day, five days a week for the first two weeks — exactly 5 minutes per day, no more, even if you think you could go further. When the two weeks are over, raise the time to seven minutes, then ten minutes, twelve minutes, and so on. You should continue to progressively raise your level of activity until you reach a level that you find comfortable.

It may appear to be a little ridiculous, but it actually works. By doing this, you are essentially tricking your body into producing more energy. It is because you are increasing your workout time at such a sluggish pace that your body is not aware of what is taking place. Follow this procedure and, before you know it, you’ll be exercising comfortably and within your limitations on a daily basis.

So, there you have it, guys. The fundamentals. Simply altering your schedule to make room for healthier eating habits and moderate exercise, as well as remembering to drink a glass of water approximately every half hour or so, will put you well on your way to living a healthy lifestyle. Last but not least, remember to set aside some quiet time for yourself each day. In order to reduce stress, it is highly recommended that you practise meditation. You don’t have to sit around for hours; all you need is 5 minutes of quiet time every day – even in the shower, if that’s the only place you can find to get some alone time – to catch up with yourself and get some things done.

And, last but not least, remember to have fun! To be more specific, laugh out loud — the louder the better! You’ll be surprised at how much a seemingly insignificant gesture can do to brighten your emotions!

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