Whether you’re looking to completely change up your routine or you’ve had a recent health scare, you need to ensure you’re doing all that you can to look after yourself.
Luckily, there are lots of ways in which you can do exactly that. From making sure you’re drinking enough water to exercising as often as you can, the more you’re doing to look after your body the better. With that in mind, here are 5 great ways to look after your body:
One of the best things you can do to look after your body is to ensure you’re drinking water every single day and although it may be hard to keep up at times, drinking water is the best way to ensure you’re not going to become dehydrated. If you think you’re going to forget, you may want to consider buying yourself a water bottle that shows you just how much water you should be drinking throughout the day. Try these easy tips and tricks to help you drink more water every day.
Alongside drinking water, you also need to ensure you’re eating a balanced diet. Although you may think you need to cut certain foods out, this does not mean limiting the number of calories you’re eating every single day. Instead, it means focussing on what your body needs and wants at certain times and responding by eating intuitively.
Another great way to look after your body is to ensure you’re exercising as often as you possibly can. Whether that means going for a walk every morning or heading to the gym a couple of times a week, the more you’re moving your body the better. Try setting up a regular schedule to help to keep you on track or better still find an exercise buddy to share the motivation.
If you find exercise boring and struggle to stay motivated you may want to consider trying new forms of exercise. Try swimming, bushwalking, dance and yoga.
If you’re recovering from an illness or injury or just starting to exercise after time off the Tai Chi for Health Institute is a great place to start. Tai Chi is an effective exercise for your entire wellbeing. You can continue to progress to through different levels no matter your age or physical condition. Studies show that tai chi improves and helps to prevent chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. It improves balance, immunity and reduces stress and is practised by millions of people around the world.
Finally, you need to ensure you’re looking after your mental health too. It may not seem like it has an effect on your body but in reality, it’s just as important. The ancient Chinese were aware of the immense power of the mind/spirit.Tai Chi aims to achieve harmony with nature and the balance of mental serenity and physical strength. Having better balance calms the unconscious mind.
With lots of great tips and tricks to bear in mind, you can be sure you’re doing all that you can to look after your body. Did we miss anything off of the list? What is your favourite way to look after yourself? Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.