As I was walking into the Harris Teeter today I saw an older man trying to get out of his car but, could not. I offered a helping hand but, he said he's got it. I bid him a farewell and went in. I came back out about 5 minutes later and he was just now walking into the store.
It took him 5 minutes to get out of his car and into the store. I felt something for that. I realized something very important, we are all in danger of going through this. I think I have the solution.
We should start taking better care of our bodies now..Here are a few ways. We should start taking better care of our bodies now..Here are a few ways.
Adding a recovery to your routine is vital
You should have a recovery routine that you add a little time too every week. Just like an investment, you need to start and do it regularly. This way, in 20 years you'll have a nice piece of something. The body is the same way.
If you want your body to be limber and functional in 10 years or 30 years, you need to start now. Exercise is very important, even if you start with only walking or swimming. The more versatile you are the better. Mix it up often, warm up properly and you will live a great life.
Something just as important as exercise is your recovery. Spending 10 minutes per day, 3 days per week for 2-4 weeks will really help you in your day to day life. Doing it that way for 10 years will certainly bring you lots of joy and the freedom of movement later. Just like an investment. Just like exercising.
The truth of the matter is that you will have your body until the day you die. It is certainly the most important thing you have so why would you not take care of it? Invest into your future by foam rolling, taking epsom salt baths, meditating and exercising.
It's actually much more simple than everyone thinks. You do not need to see a therapist weekly or have pains all the time if you know how to manage these issues.
Monthly massage is important. But, it has to be deep work. If you're going into a massage to relax your mind, i suggest learning to meditate. If you really want to get your body right, you need to get deep tissue work. Come see me for example.
Additionally, Massage your self 3 days per week for 10 minutes. Use a foam roller, lacrosse ball, massage equipment. Make your significant other do it. But, 10 minutes per day, 3 days per week. You can even include stretching or what ever type of therapy for your body you'd like. I suggest switching it up frequently.
Epsom Salt Baths weekly or biweekly. This combination for most people will seriously change lives. Epsom salt is one of the best things your can do for your body. I wrote an entire blog on the matter. Magnesium is the mineral responsible for over 400 functions in the body. Epsom salt is magnesium. Do I have to tell you how awesome and convenient that is?
Exercise of course. I know this one is hard for lots of people but you should understand that anything worth doing in the beginning is always hard. Im actually just now getting back to exercising regularly. Ive done 6 days in a row after about a month off.
Routine is the biggest part. I suggest adding each of these in slowly to your routine to make sure it sticks the best. For example, always take your epsom salt Friday nights after work perhaps. Foam roll for 10 minutes after every other work out.
If you want this to work, you have to build it into your daily routine. Go slow and add one new thing in at a time.
Once you get into it you're going to love it. but, you have to stick to it for awhile.
We all have so much going on all the time, it is hard to get time to do other things that are not priorities but, I assure you that your body is so much more important than you realize. Everything we do to our bodies effects them. If we start taking better care of them, they will pay us back 10 fold later.
So, moving forward let's vow to take the best car of our bodies that we can.
Self Massage, Professional Massage, Epsom salt baths, Exercise and Meditation are My favorites.