I thought, “I’m not sure I’m the one to be writing this! Do I feel good about my body? Do I treat it right?” Um...uh, good question.
Ok, how about I look at this a an opportunity to learn more about what it really means to feel good about my body. So I read and read, and talked to the healthiest people I know. Here’s what I discovered…
Physical Health includes 4 areas:
strength, flexibility, and ease of movement.
Adopting a habit like hiking, practicing yoga, swimming, or surfing will keep you breathing deeply and moving your bones, joints and muscles (including your organs and skin).
what you put in your body.
Eat clean food (organic, in-season, and local whenever possible) and consider that you could simply go without here and there if there’s nothing clean available. I am inclined to consider it an opportunity to begin a short fast, maybe just for a day or two. Best part is ending the fast with either freshly squeezed vegetable juice or a green drink is a surefire way to get a megadose of vitamins, enzymes and minerals right into your body. A day or two like that and I’m feeling really good about my body!
what you are around in your environment.
Avoid chemical-filled home, cleaning and beauty products to start. If you are breathing in fresh air in your home, you will look and feel better. If you are absorbing only natural holistic products through your skin, you will look and feel better! More on this subject next article about How to Have A Holistic Home!
how you talk to yourself about yourself!
Appreciate your positive attributes. Whatever it is you’ve got going on physically, there’s no one else like you and that’s a cool thing. I myself have lovely collarbones but a low back that recently had to have surgery to repair a ruptured disk! Accepting yourself for who you are, where you are, and then committing yourself to taking the best darn care of yourself you can! These bodies are, after all, the only physical vehicles we have to experience these grand lives of ours.
So, I guess WHAT I LEARNED MOST IS THAT it all boils down to “Love Thyself.” And feeling good about your body will flow naturally from there...