More than loving anyone in the world, you must learn to love yourself and your body. You can only love your body when having respect for it, consider your body as your teammate so that you honor and fulfill its demands because at the end of the day; it is where you actually live permanently. You would want to nourish and nurture your body for it to foster a healthy relationship with you. What you eat, when you eat, how much you eat, your daily exercise routine, how you feed your mind and soul all this has an effect on how healthy your body is and how long it will last with you.
How can you achieve this healthy relationship with your body?
The importance of physical well-being can never be underestimated. Physical well-being comes with a fitness regime routine which is great to keep your heart healthy and your body active. Not only this, exercise has a long-lasting effect on your body. It elevates your mood and reduces any feeling of depression or anxiety. Obesity is the root cause of chronic diseases and exercise helps in weight loss for people who are struggling with their weight. It helps blood flow to the brain, keep your energy levels high and it builds strong muscles and bones preventing osteoporosis. If you achieve physical well-being through exercise, then you must know that half of your bodies needs are being met.
It is true, ‘you are what you eat’. No one food can fulfill the needs of your body. You have to consume a combination of different food groups to keep your body functioning. There are proteins, carbohydrates and fats that are essential for growth and repair of cells in the body. Keeping a check on your calorie intake and your meal times is a great way to keep you mindful of your eating habits.
Lastly, but most importantly, meditation is an essential part of keeping your mind and body on the same track. It helps to keep you calm and copes up with ailments, significantly enhancing overall health and well-being.
For you to nurture your body it is essential that you feed it well, exercise and meditate to feed your soul with good thoughts which in turn will nourish and maintain the overall well-being of your body!