Laying the foundations of well-being
Welcome to our Health and Wellness Blog- A Blog of Purpose… On Purpose! Here you will read segments related to nourishing our bodies through Fitness, Nutrition and Overall Wellness. Please sit back, enjoy and feel free to comment any questions you may have on any of the topics.
“A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”
Wow, let’s dive into that quote for a minute. I love this because it starts with a “peaceful heart.” Well, a peaceful heart is well-being in a nutshell, right? Well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good- positive emotions, moods and physical function with the absence of negativity. When our well-being is flourishing, our light will shine brighter our fire will burn hotter and our walk through life will be one that positively impacts those around us. Let’s get well and transform ourselves into the best we can possibly be, together!
A healthy body- you only get one. Our body is our temple, our sanctuary for our functionality. A gift that was fearfully and wonderfully made. Remember, a peaceful heart IS a healthy body. Our goal with health and fitness related tips is to support realistic, pressure free goals that we can sustain and improve upon while being at peace with WHO WE ARE. Here are a few foundational tips for living ‘well’:
Wake up and be ALIVE. Incorporate some morning mantras, prayers, devotions or inspirational message reading. Sip on some coffee, tea or water and open your bodies with a little stretching - feel your blood flowing physically and mentally.
Plan. What does your day look like? Will you be on the road all day, running errands all day or working crazy hours at the office? What’s for lunch? Do you have access to water? Avoiding hunger and thirst will help your mindset and energy levels tremendously. Do you have physical activity planned? Whether that be a walk on your lunch break, a gym session, a bike ride, a pick up game with friends- Movement feels good! Either way, plan your day on purpose and prepare yourself for that positive success.
Rest and Recover. This is the best preparation for days to come. There’s a quote, “ Train Hard, Recover Harder.” Sometimes we put ourselves on auto pilot and are so busy going and doing that we forget to rest. Sometimes we think resting is taking a day off and therefore failing. Sometimes we LOVE the output so much, we lose site of the input. Rest and Recover. These are vital phases of daily and weekly living to keep us performing and growing into our BEST Selves.
Stay tuned for Blog Post# 2 - Feeding the Good Wolf ..
Cheers to good fuel for our mind, body and soul! Until next time,
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