Tips and tricks to fuel and help your body to prepare for a better and healthy you.
Now we all know about our body and the main functions of how the body works, obviously because we all have one. But during such uncertain times over the period of lockdown, how can we do things to help us continue on the path to the best version of our selves?
The task of going to the gym is daunting for most who haven't ever been or those who have had a long time off the treadmill for a while. Fear not 1MMers, we have a brilliant philosophy to share which should hopefully help us all to better our own health and wellness.
Tip 1 - Think of the body like a battery!
If you don't already, then a great tip to start getting yourself in a healthy frame of mind is to, think of your body like a battery. Your mind is the control centre and the body is the machine that runs the very notion of you. When you think of your body in this way it switches your mindset into one of thinking that your body is fuelled by the food you eat.
Imagine, if you will, a formula 1 race car getting ready for a race. The type of fuel used to fuel it is a little different than your regular petrol from the gas station. It would run on regular petrol but it runs way better on high octane premium fuel.
So if we look at the types of food we put into our bodies on a daily basis, then may be able to see an area for improvement. The saying that got my was "it's an apple a day, not a chocolate bar a day!"
Just like a car we also need to be oiled up and ready to move freely. I don't mean getting a massage and being cover in baby oil, although this can help you body relax after a hard days work. I mean that our body "oil" is water. Which brings me onto tip number two.
Tip 2 - Drink more water, it helps replenish the 60% of you thats made up of the stuff.
As we all know, if you don't then this may amaze you, up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%.
Like I explained in the previous tip, water is like a cars oil for our bodies. You will feel like you have more energy, better movement in your joints and a clearer thought process when you're fully topped up.
Drinking enough water throughout the day can sometimes be a struggle when we are so busy with work, school, taking care of the kids and generally being busy. However I have found in my experience that carrying a bottle of water everywhere you go will drastically improve your consumption.
If you're a little forgetful, like me, then have a few bottles filled up and place them around the house or in the car in under the desk at work as this will help you to remember when you see it.
Try this for about a week and leave us a comment about how you got on and what difference this makes in your life. You'll feel a lot less tired and less fatigued, at least that's how I felt after discovering the powers of H2O! Check this video out by a master Yogi teacher Sadhguru. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgGiGn6o4U
Tip 3 - Recharge your battery!
Just like any other battery, we too need to recharge ours. By getting the right amount of sleep our bodies begin the marvellous process of self healing.
They repair the skin if it has been cut or damaged during the day, it uses resources in the body to help your brain while you sleep and overall gets some much needed rest from all that has happened throughout the day.
But just getting sleep doesn't necessarily mean you're going to get a good nights sleep. A few things you can do to get a better night of quality sleep are;
- Reduce blue light exposer. Blue light expose is great for us in the day time as it helps us in our normal daily wake/sleep cycle, but in the evening this slows down the release of melatonin (the chemical that helps us to dose off.) For most of our streamers on twitch that may mean for you getting a set of blue light blocking glasses.
- Set your bedroom temperature. Having a warm and cozy bedroom is one of the best feelings in the world, but as most of us know it can be horrible in the summer. Try setting your temperature to around 20°c as this will help you too fall asleep easy.
We always love your feed back here at the 1 Minute Movement and would love to know how you get on with charging your batteries over the next week. Leave us a comment and we shall see how we get on.
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