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Move your body everyday, its free and its good self care. Movement pumps the lymphatic system (which helps eliminate body waste), increases stamina, revs up the metabolism, resets your neuromuscular system, and can unwind the mental and physical tight stuck places.
Our bodies are designed to move so… find your grove and move.
No time to walk 30-60 minutes a day? Try this. Walk twice a day for 15 minutes. In a week you will have walked 3.5 hours. In a month that’s 14 hours of walking or 28 miles at a 30 minute mile and 42 miles at a 20 minute mile only by walking 15 minutes two times a day. Easily a marathon or two. You can do it.
If you eat on the run, most places will serve up whole food choices like steamed veggies, black beans and brown rice, and a green or fruit salad. Whole foods like these are offered at most grocery stores in convenient already prepared packaging. Once a day trade your favorite beverage for a glass of water.
This will reduce the intake of empty calories and help to properly hydrate your body.
Practice those simple movements and self care massage techniques you have learned along the way. Like slow gentle neck and shoulder retractions, deep breathing and the quick release massage technique I taught you. 30 seconds three times a day can help your muscles, mind and spirit unwind and reset to a more relaxed and productive state. What? You haven’t learned these self care tools?
See me for your specific set of tools!
Actually lie down for 5 to 20 minutes and luxuriate in nothingness. Moments of nothingness can re-energize you into action.
Walk to the park at lunch time, find a bench, sit, and close your eyes, breath deeply. Training ourselves to reset to a relaxed state can lower blood pressure, improve the sense of well-being, and increase sustained energy all day.
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