Taking care of our bodies and being good to them is something we all need to make a priority, but I am happy to say that the self-care and love movement is growing and becoming so important worldwide. However, some things we ignore and do not do are essential to our health and well-being. Your body is a temple, and you deserve to treat it with respect and care it deserves so here are 4 ways to take care of your body!
Moving your body
We need to move our bodies, stretch, dance or work out at least daily. You may not think of it as exercise, but movement can be just as important for your health as any other form of exercise. In fact, research shows that even small amounts of physical activity can have a huge impact on reducing stress and boosting moods. Movement is also important for keeping you alert and focused throughout the day—which means it helps keep you from getting distracted by checking social media or surfing around on the internet when there’s work to be done! You don’t need to do a whole 1-hour circuit; a good 5-10 minute dance party really does the most! I created a post highlighting all the interesting and fun ways to move your body and burn a good amount of calories!
Choose foods that are good for you.
Avoid processed foods, which are high in refined carbohydrates and sugars. Instead, choose whole grains and beans as your main sources of carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables also provide fibre which helps keep your digestive system healthy.
Limit your sugar intake – this means no candy or dessert after dinner! Sugar causes inflammation in the body, so try to limit it as much as possible while still eating the right food, such as fruit or vegetables, which have natural sweetness without added sugars.
Take some time for yourself every single day and treat yourself with kindness.
Take some time for yourself every single day and treat yourself with kindness; I wake up at 5am every day so that I can have 2 hours for myself with no interruptions. And it gives me peace every day because I know I have taken time to be with myself without stressing or thinking about work.
Take the time to relax and unwind, even if it’s just a few minutes in the morning or right before bedtime. Make sure that you are treating yourself well and being kind to others around you who may be struggling with their own health or happiness (or both). If someone asks how they can help, share what works best for them—don’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself!
Your own well-being is as important as anyone else’s.
You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself. Treat your body with kindness and respect. It’s the only one you have, so treat it well!
If you want to give someone a gift, first make sure you have enough money in your pocket before buying anything for yourself. If money is an issue for you, then maybe try sometimes donating instead—it will benefit both parties involved: the person receiving their gift and those around them who benefit from seeing how lucky they are to receive such generosity from someone else (or themselves).
Bonus and most obvious : Getting enough sleep
I don’t find pride in not sleeping or being a night owl. Our bodies need sleep and rest to function properly, so get those hours of sleep! Leave Tiktok, Youtube and Netflix alone and get that necessary sleep!
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about what it means to take care of your body. Taking care of yourself is the best gift you can give yourself—and it will benefit everyone around you too! Your health is not just about how well you look but also how well others treat you when they see how happy and healthy you are. If we all took better care of ourselves, our world would be a much better place.