Move + Feel Better Today 💜
Every day we make dozens of choices for our body and life, and what used to be the main causes of death in the U.S. are no longer infectious diseases, but degenerative ones, illnesses of the heart and arteries, cancer, and diabetes that studies have determined are caused primarily by lifestyle factors: a sedentary lifestyle, dietary habits, stress, and negative patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. You can change these things and Nia wants to show you how.
While there is no one approach to staying fit, healthy and well, the design and function of the body give us answers to the great mystery of living in the body and staying healthy.
Start feeling better by adding these well-being steps into your body and life.
1. Live through the SENSES and keep your body alert and sensory-aware. Look and see, smell and receive, sense and choose pleasure over discomfort, listen to the sounds of life coming and going, and taste every mouthful of nourishment, chewing slowly and mindfully, and add the one sense that dramatically impacts health and well being—love.
2. MOVE every day and keep your body mobile, stable and hydrated, vital and feeling good. Start out slow, and move for one minute, then slowly add on time to build up to at least fifteen to thirty minutes. Remember that movement is medicine and that a minimum amount of exercise can lower risks of health-related conditions and diseases.
3. Get plenty of SLEEP and keep your body, brain and immune system functioning well. There’s nothing more important to your health than getting a restful 8 hours of sleep.
4. EAT well, and don’t overeat.
5. THINK well and grow a healthy brain. Positive thinking puts good thought medicine into your brain and this affects you and your body. According to a study at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota pessimists are at a 20 percent greater risk of premature death than optimists.
6. EXPRESS yourself in ways that inspire and motivates you to live freely, fully, emotionally, and connect to life, people and the world around you.
7. LAUGH for sixty-seconds a day and stimulate your body with joy resonance to activate a healthy heart-lung function, as laughter opens up arteries by 20% versus stress, which closes them!
8. Last, and one of the most important actions you can take throughout the day is to drink the right amount of WATER to help carry nutrients and oxygen to your body’s 50 + trillion cells; prevent constipation; aid in digestion; flush out unwanted bacteria from your bladder; maintain healthy electrolyte (sodium) balance; normalize blood pressure; stabilize your heartbeat; cushion joints and protect tissues; and regulate body temperature. If you’re active without adequate fluid your muscles don’t get enough oxygen, and you’ll tire sooner and hinder your performance. If you’re older, you may not be able to perceive you’re thirsty and keep in mind that many medications are known to dehydrate the body. Signs you’re dehydrated include: a sense of weakness, low blood pressure, feeling dizzy and confused, and urine that's dark in color. As a rule five-to-eight cups of water, a day is good for healthy people, but if you have certain health conditions, such as thyroid disease or kidney, liver, or heart problems or, if you're taking medications that can cause you to retain water you could take in too much water! Always check with your medical team to determine what’s the right amount of water for you.
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