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Best Ways to Manage Your Body


“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn

  • Build physical activity into your daily life. It’s a proven fact – we feel better and have more energy when we exercise regularly.

  • Breathe! Stress causes us to breathe shallowly. Take time to breathe deeply a few times throughout the day. Doing this releases stress, centers you and opens you up to more creativity.

  • Go to the doctor. Schedule regular visits. By staying on top of our health we’re more productive for the long haul. Preventive work is one way to mange your health now so it doesn’t manage you later.

  • Make peace with your body. Women tend to suffer more than men in the area of low body image but I’ve encountered plenty of men who struggle as well. My journey in gaining and losing weight began many years ago when I began to make peace with my body. It may sound strange but self management is about accepting ourselves for who we are and then purposefully deciding to make a change. Any insecurities we have show up in our lives – they rob us of time and energy.

  • Treat your five senses every day. Take time each day to smell the roses, touch something soft, listen to the birds, taste good food and move your body. Our senses need to be stimulated. Take time to engage your senses both at work and in play.

  • Slow down. Being busy and productive can be fun but it can also take its toll on your body. Take regular time to slow down and rest your body. Moving our bodies in high speed all the time is not healthy. Practice slowing down and moving with purpose.

  • Eat well. Eat more unprocessed foods. Shop the outer edges of the supermarket and avoid the processed foods in the middle aisles. We truly are what we eat – the better we eat the better we function.

  • Hydrate. Drinking water and keeping hydrated keeps our brains functioning, our bodies healthy and our minds clear.

  • Limit cafeeine, sugar and alcohol. Stimulants may make us feel good in the moment but the can bring us down later one.

  • Sleep more. Too many of us run on too little sleep. We can’t function at our best if we’re not getting the sleep we need each day.

  • Have fun in the sun. Being outdoors and being in the sun can change our mood very quickly. One of the easiest ways to change the direction of your day is to take a few minutes outside in the sun. Being outdoors is good for our mind and our bodies.

  • Get up and move. Sitting at our desks for too many hours at a time is NOT healthy. Get up at least once an hour and move around.

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