VFit’s Weekly Inspo
When we feel we can’t control things, we become fearful. That part is human nature. But let us NOT forget that there is still so much in our day to day lives that we CAN control.
Here are 5 great tips that we all have control over (to some extent over) during all seasons of life.
Feels impossible right now, right? But there is plenty you can do to control your stress. Get off social media when you find it is having an effect on your mood, take a relaxing yoga class, stop watching the news, be very careful of negative people.. YOU control what goes into your brain, so choose wisely. Stress is one of the most detrimental facets to your immune system.
You need it! 7-8 hours is standard for most of us. Sleep will also help with #1! It is during sleep that your body heals and repairs itself. Want to be strong and healthy? Don’t skip the Zz’s. Focus on sleep hygiene by turning off all electronics an hour before bed and sleeping in as dark and quiet of an environment as you can. I have three young kids, I know this one is not always in our control, but we still need to highly prioritize sleep as a pillar of health.
Sweat and sweat often. Move your body in some fashion EVERY SINGLE DAY! You don’t need to bust out the world’s toughest workout every day, but you do need to move. Some days that may be a walk or stretch sesh, but move that body. Sweat and movement help increase blood flow and oxygen, repair damaged cells, it makes you feel GOOD, and it gets rid of toxins. I could go on for hours about the benefits.
Gulp a big glass of water right now. Every system in your body relies on being properly hydrated to function at the proper levels. When you aren’t hydrated your body is forced to work harder to do just about everything, and it is constantly sending out the wrong cues. Hydrate 8-10 glasses of water a day and watch your world change! As an added bonus, that may mean a few more trips to the bathrooms, which helps with #3.
Get outside and breathe that fresh air. Even if it’s not sunny, there are SO many benefits to getting outside. It will help with #1-4 above and clear your mind. In this sedentary world we live in where any and everything can be delivered or picked up in a drive-though, we can go days without getting outside and that is no way to live!
Feel free to share with anyone who needs these positive reminders today.
Rachele & Maria