The body is a wondrous thing, just in case you had forgotten or have yet to create consciousness around that fact. It is a well-oiled machine when we treat it with the respect it absolutely deserves.
It works on a very simple premise of energy in – energy out. That is, fuel it up nutritionally and burn it off with movement along with creating consciousness around your choices in terms of:
- the types of food you consume
- the types of beverages your drink
- your snacking activity
Eating and Drinking
I’m a great fan of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.
It focuses on whole food, hydration and offers a range of snack ideas, so you never feel like you are missing out. Check it out at – CSIRO Diet.
Given you consume a nutritionally balanced diet and are well hydrated, the next step is movement.
Anything that gets you moving is a good activity.
Here’s some ideas: walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, gardening, golfing, weight training, tai chi, water aerobics.
If nothing really takes your fancy, simply start walking.
A daily walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular walking can help you:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Prevent or manage various health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
- Strengthen your bones and muscles
- Improve your balance and coordination
- Improve your mood
When you move, your body releases endorphins, the body’s natural happy chemical. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception and/or feelings of stress.
Simply put, the higher your level of endorphins, the greater your sense of calm and well-being.
No wonder moving makes you feel so good.
The cycle of nourishment sums it up beautifully.
If you eat well, hydrate and move, you will feel happy and be motivated to eat well, stay hydrated and move, to feel happy and be motivated to …
I think you get the idea.
This is one iterative action that has a very positive outcome on your well-being.
Give it a go.
P.S. If you join a walking group you will also reap the benefits around your social well-being.
Does it get any better?