Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Do you take better care of your car than you do your body?


Sure cars are a necessity in today's society - we need them to get to work, to transport the kids to school and activities, run errands....but we often put them ahead of our own health and wellness.

Let's look at 3 important components of overall wellness and start seeing our bodies as our primary vehicle.

️ Nutrition: Don't have time to eat? Would you leave the house on an empty tank and expect it to last thru an entire day of errands?

️Sleep: Are you often groggy, complaining about how difficult it is for you to fall asleep or stay asleep? Do you reach for your iPad or switch on the TV before bed or during the night? Our bodies need darkness to signal sleep; switching on devices & engaging is like letting your car run in the driveway all night & then being surprised when your car is out of gas in the morning. 

️ Exercise: Cars need to run regularly to run efficiently. Ever try to start up an old truck that hasn't run in awhile? Without regular movement parts get rusty, start to corrode and dry-rot sets in. Important fluids and fuels no longer get around this well-oiled machine. Similarly when we are sedentary we start to get stiff, bones start to get brittle and our organs don't get the blood flow and nutrients they need to function properly.

Try to integrate a few basic requirements into your day and start making YOU your top priority:

     ✔️ 7-8 hours of sleep per night 
     ✔️ A clean, nutrient-rich diet 
     ✔️ 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week 
     ✔️ Smiles 
     ✔️ Sunshine



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