DO WE UNDERSTAND A HEALTHY BODY?
Health: Mind, Body and Soul. Let's focus on our container!
Health is an important pillar of Breakthrough Resources and we dedicate a lot of time into researching and developing principles of health.
Deepak Chopra is one of many experts who we admire for his approach to health by building models and frameworks build on top of foundations from the past. As human beings, we are notorious for forgetting facts. “Practise Makes Perfect” is a lovely saying which reminds us that without practising we will eventually move further away from perfect.
Health is a very broad topic which covers numerous aspects of a human being. On this article, we are only focusing on the body's health. We would recommend that you start to create a healthy routine to check in on how you are dealing with your body health. See below some core principles of good health.
Spend at least 30 minutes per day exercising. Cardiovascular activity is great for the full body and all of the organs, also fantastic for removing toxins from the body and for reducing stress.
We hold mental tension in our body and we hold onto energy as tension, it's vitally important to stretch your body to release tension from the body and from the mind.
Take this time to rest when you have the opportunity to.
Now you are at home it may be harder to follow your normal routine, remember we should drink up to 3 litres of water per day (depending on your age and gender) to keep the body hydrated. Download an app to track when to take water throughout the day.
Balance your diet
A balanced diet is recommendable for nutritional purposes, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, grains, dairy, etc. Our body doesn't need sugar, pastries, chips, caffeine, pizza, burgers, take away sandwiches etc, they are a mass-produced convenience option for eating on the move.
When you start to understand your body, you will start to recognise patterns such as the best time to eat when exercising and sleeping. When you need more sugar. Combining different foods in a meal doesn't digest well for you. Many people use food for emotional reasons, which is why many people struggle with diet.
Taking a cold shower in the day is fantastic to stimulate your nervous system, taking a warm bath at night with salts does wonders to relax and de-stress. Be aware of how many baths you have as you can use a lot of water.
Look after your skin
Did you know that the biggest organ in the body is the skin, and we need to hydrate the skin separately to other organs ( eg through drinking water ). Try experimenting with a natural exfoliator (a ground coffee extract is amazing and it's a free by-product of coffee ). Apply cream to your body 1s per day and apply a face cream once per day. All of the above is to be done after you have washed your face thoroughly to remove any dirt.
Clean air, is something that should be a necessity for any living creature. With many living in the city these days, getting enough oxygen is actually something rare, with traffic pollution, people working in offices without opening windows and the lack of nature. Wake up earlier, take some deep breaths a few hours before work or allow time in the day to go to a local park, or your garden to breathe deeply for 30 minutes.
Depending on where you are in the world your access to natural vitamin D may be different. But my recommendation is that we all need at least 5 - 30 minutes of sun per day depending on your skin type ( preferably in the early morning ). A boost of vitamin D will strengthen your immune system and increase your dopamine and serotonin levels (happy hormones!).
Connection to nature
Being around nature and living creatures is something that we currently take for granted. We are mammals and our primitive nature wants to be within a natural environment. Most of the population currently live in urban areas which lack wild nature. Make an effort to connect with animals and some nature ( sea, forest, lakes, countryside ), at least for 2 hours per week. You will be amazed at the difference.
Try to commit to two of the tips we have listed above every day. Log in your data for 3 weeks and at the end of the 3 week period analyse your results. They will really surprise you!
Feel free to join one of our health community groups, or give us a call to have a free review of your data and see how a health coach could help you improve. When you focus on improving your data, you WILL see gains in several aspects of your life.