Keep your body in good health with Mia Inc
Your body is an amazing thing and will work well for you depending on how you treat it; your body requires effort and focus on your part to maintain optimum health so that you can perform to your absolute best as much as possible. Very often injuries and illnesses manifest themselves through a lack of care.
Here are some steps to focus on to help you keep your body healthy and working to it’s optimum!
1. Eat well! Getting the right nutrition is the best way of ensuring your body has the adequate amounts of fuel to keep you going. The main emphasis when it comes to eating healthily should always be to get the
balance on the point. The wise way to work at your best is to focus on wholesome and varied foods that nourish you and meet your nutritional and calorie requirements. Your physical health, including bones, muscles, and joints require care and great nutrition!
2. Exercise daily! Your body is much like a machine and needs to move! Exercise improves your cardiovascular fitness, your muscle tone, and definition, and keeps your joints and bones strong. Exercise is also one of the best ways to clear stress and any mental/emotional stagnation. Choose activities that raise your heart rate and lung capacity even if this is just a 20-minute brisk walk. Walking is actually a great way of staying active daily, and maintaining some kind of formal exercise at least 3 times a week which is optimum for your overall health and well-being.
3. Sleep like a baby! The quality and quantity of sleep are very important to your health and well being because as you sleep your body regenerates.
Ideally, most adults should aim for at least 6-8 hours of good quality sleep each night. The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep is to effectively start winding down as the evening progresses, try to avoid using any mobile devices, turn your computer off, avoid any heavy/rich foods and caffeine after 6pm; reading a book or listening to calming music often helps your body wind down.
In preparation, herbal teas like chamomile (or teas with a calming effect) are also beneficial.
4. Do things that you enjoy! Sometimes you can get so caught up in daily life that you actually put what you enjoy on the back burner.
Life is about balance.
Always make time in your life for things that make you happy. All work and no play can leave you more at risk of stress and health issues. Find time for some fun and play in your life!
5. Hydration! Staying hydrated is vital for your health. Your body can go for periods of time without food but not without water. Your body is comprised of about 75% water and forms the basis for metabolic processes, blood, body and digestive fluids, as well as being the main component in lean muscle, fat, and bones. Caffeinated and alcohol drinks tend to dehydrate so these should be limited within health and wellbeing guidelines for optimum nutrition.
6. Stay flexible and bendy! Stretching is a key component to any exercise and training routine you do. Good flexibility allows you to perform tasks better and keeps your muscles, bones, and joints supple.
7. Listen to your body! Don’t ignore warning signs and aches and pains. Your body speaks to you through signals and signs in a physical, mental, or emotional form. Listening to your body means that you are able to recognize when you aren’t feeling well and take the necessary steps to get yourself better. Many aches and pains in our body come from muscle imbalances. Make sure to stretch your body evenly, right vs. left, and front vs. back (e.g. quads vs. hamstring). Even if you have pain on only one side, you should always stretch both sides.
When performing a stretch, proper execution and posture helps relieve tightness and increase overall mobility while minimizing injuries. Move as deeply into each stretch as possible before reaching a point of discomfort. Stretching should create tension during the stretches, and relief afterward.
Stretching might not be the best answer for every situation. When dealing with injuries or joints and muscles that are particularly painful, consult your physician or physical therapist prior to implementing a new stretch/routine.
• Stretch opposite muscle groups (right vs. left, front vs. back)
• Perform the stretch correctly with good posture
• Maintain balance and control over your body
• Move slowly and gradually into a stretch
• Hold stretches for 15-25 seconds
• Breathe deeply throughout to help your muscles.
(If in doubt consult a qualified trainer)
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