[BYWG BLOG] Love Your Body ❤️
We have all heard the campaigns and slogans: Love Your Body!
Often when we think of that message, we think of body image. And healthy self-esteem and love for your own shape is important!
But it is also imperative that we actually love our bodies… as in treat our bodies in a loving way by providing nourishment, exercising regularly, and making sure that all of our body systems are running well!
This is the only body that you get, it is forever yours. And how you choose to treat your body will have a large impact on your life.
Think of your relationships with others, if you don’t treat them well or nourish the relationship – it becomes unhealthy. The same is true for your body.
So how do you show ❤️ for your body?
Here are a few key things that you can do every day to treat that bod kindly:
❤️ Drink lots of water!!!
… Consumer a lot of water results in better exercise, a sharper mind, clearer skin, better kidney function, and a healthier digestive system.
❤️ Get enough sleep!
… Adequate rest will help you to get sick less often, keep a healthy weight, have lower stress and better moods, have a clearer mind and memories, and significantly lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.
… Exercise increases muscle growth and strength, protects bones and your joints, increases blood supply and oxygen to your muscles, and creates a healthier system.
❤️ Healthy Diet
… The food that you consume acts as fuel for each system in your body so that it can function as it should.
❤️ And finally… UNWIND!
… Meditate, pray, write, etc. because it is good for the soul
The mind is part of our body as well and in order to truly love our bodies, we need to remember to unwind from time to time. Our brain not only directs every system in our body, but also carries all of our thoughts, plans, worries, stress, etc. Sometimes we forget that we need to give the mind a break! Whether it is through prayer, meditation, writing, painting, walking outside and enjoying the weather, or listening to relaxing music – take time to give your mind a little TLC.
How can you love your body better?
Which of these steps can you start doing right now?