The human body is an amazing thing. It brings us life and keeps us going day after day, even after all of the stress and rigor that we put it through. Sometimes the body heals itself without us even realizing it. But other times we are made aware that something is not right. In an ideal world, we would not suffer from illness, infection, or injury, but in reality, we do.
Have you ever wondered why you get sick, or do you just take it in stride, assuming that it’s part of life? When winter comes, you get a cold, the flu, bronchitis, or strep throat and think it’s part of the season. If you develop diabetes, migraines, or cancer, it’s something out of your control. But there are reasons behind all of these conditions. I challenge you to start questioning your health this year and taking a closer look at your choices and lifestyle.
Listening to your Body
Take the time to listen to your body and hear what it is saying. Our bodies are designed to ward off sickness and heal from the inside out. Then why are you getting sick year after year? Maybe it’s because you’re not fueling your body with the right foods or getting the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Perhaps you’re not drinking enough water or getting enough sleep. If you’re constantly pushing your body and living in a state of high stress, you’re taking away from your ability to be as healthy as you could be.
Aches, pains, illness, and infection are your body’s sign that there is something wrong. Pills are just a temporary solution and often overlook the underlying issue. They may fight the bacteria, virus, or inflammation, but it can come back if you don’t start making other changes. I’m not saying that you should never take medication, but there are often other solutions as well.
Our lifestyles have a lot to do with how we feel. Physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and mental health are major factors in how our body functions. Stop and consider how you are treating your body and how it responds.
- Strive to create a diet that is rich with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean protein rather than processed foods. Cut back on sugar and starches and consider supplements if you know your diet is lacking.
- Get moving. Your body is not made to stay sedentary. Engage in activities that get your heart pumping, blood flowing, and muscles stretching. This can help to ward off illness as well as injury because it stimulates your body to release toxins and enhances circulation.
- Reduce stress to help yourself feel calmer and ease tension. Spend time with family and friends doing things you enjoy. Meditate and do yoga to clear your mind and regain focus and energy.
The more you focus on making conscious changes to boost your health, the better you will begin to feel. Support your body in healing itself and making you as strong and healthy as you can be. Start with small changes and work your way up. Take things one day at a time.
If you’re looking for support and motivation, email me at email@example.com or call (704) 819-3054 to find out how I can help. With nutrition and exercise coaching as well as a multitude of Isagenix® products to help you release fat, increase energy, boost immunity, and enhance your overall wellbeing, I can help you to start the year off right and become a better version of yourself.