I wanted to dedicate this blog to you because you are important. I have spoken about this in my YouTube video, you can watch all 4 parts on my channel. Taking care of yourself is vital. You want to be healthy so you can be there to play with your kids, to love your partner, go out with your friends, enjoy the things that you want to do. Take the time to take care of yourself. There are 4 things I wanted you to pay attention to.
First thing is hydration. Your body is made of about 60% water. Being hydrated is vital for organs function. You lose water through breathing, sweating, urinating, stress and medications. The average person needs to drink about 2 liters a day. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration which can cause dizziness, confusion, blurry vision, headache, heart palpitations, tiredness and other medical complications. Sometimes being thirsty could cause us to overeat. It happens when your body sends signals to your brain saying that it is tired. The brain gets mixed signals and tells your body that you need to eat thinking you need energy. If you don’t like the taste of water, then use fruits to flavor it. Caffeinated beverages, like soda and coffee, will not keep you hydrated. So drink your water…
Second, I wanted to talk about food. Try choosing fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Steam, roast, bake your food instead of frying it. This will preserve the vitamins in your food and will avoid the added fats and cholesterol. Read the labels !!! It is very important to learn what is in the food your buying. Buy food low in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium. It can be confusing at first, but once you start comparing products labels, then you’ll know which one is a healthier option. Fat free does not mean that it is cholesterol free. Also, the FDA allows a product to say 0 fat if it contains less than 0.5 grams of fat. This means if you eat 2-3 servings of something that is fat free, you could have added fat into your diet without knowing. Choosing the right food and portion control is the key.
Third, Exercise. Do your best to stay physically active. This does not mean cleaning the house and doing the laundry. Go out for a walk, jog, run, whatever you are able to do. Garden, bike, go the beach, play tennis. You don’t have to go to the gym everyday. If your not able to walk, then do sitting exercises. Use weights, it does not have to be 50 pounds. Start with 2 or 5 pounds. Resistance exercises are very important in strengthening your musculoskeletal system. Exercise will boost your immune system, speeds up your metabolism, releases endorphins which will elevate your mood. Make time for yourself.
Fourth, I wanted to talk about you going to regular doctor checkups. Do your yearly physical exam because prevention is the best medicine. Sometimes we ignore signals that our bodies giving us. This could help you to lead a healthy life without being dependant on medications, or catching something early where medications can save your life. I understand that some people do not have insurance or cannot afford it. I will include some links to low cost or no cost clinics that can help people who needs medical treatment.
Take care of yourself. Set up small goals so they can be easier to achieve. This will lead to success. Setting up big goals can be frustrating and seems impossible to reach, which might lead to failure and giving up. Be healthy, be happy, keep moving forward. You are important. Remember to check my all natural, homemade skin care products. You’ll love it!!!
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