Simple routine to nurture your body and mind to stay in the state of balance and then you can naturally rejuvenate and thrive.
Self-care routine, body and mind, back to balance.
Yes, our body is innately intelligent. This is the truth. It is trying every millisecond of our lives to keep our homeostasis function. That is why we are still here on this planet earth. Let’s pause for a second to celebrate life :)
There are difficult times when we can be out of balance and we sometimes ignore the signals that the bodies send us to take good care of them. What are those signals? Things like short of memory, pain, stress, chronic disease, depression, hormone related issues, low immune system, autoimmune disorder and digestive system related issues.
Then, how do we treat that? Do we allow us to listen to our body or do we go straight to put something to put bandage for the symptoms. Maybe the latter. Nothing is wrong. We are all human, we don’t want to feel sick and we want to get better. For short term projects, it is ok. What about long term projects like immune system, digestive system or reproductive system, how do we choose to take care of them? Our bodies will thank us if we do work something to look after them, just a little bit, not too much and not too complicated. Just K.I.S.S.(Keep It Super Simple).
What can we do a little bit to support the holistic health of our body and mind. When we are out of balance, how do we get back on track. Let’s K.I.S.S. Remember that human bodies are innately intelligent, not fixed and not stuck. Start by keeping that in mind.
K.I.S.S. #1 - Endocrine System
Live by the sun and rest by the moon. For those who work odd hours, I know it is not easy but it is still possible, try your best and adjust to what works best for you. I used to work odd hours for over 10 years so I know what it’s like. It ain’t good at all if you stress yourself out. When you sleep early by 9 or 10 pm, you wake up early. You follow the circadian rhythm, the natural 24-hour cycle of your physical, mental and behavioural changes, a.k.a. The body’s internal clock. Your pituitary gland, the major endocrine gland, can play with its full capacity to help with the production and secretion of several juicy healthy hormones, namely, growth, metabolism and reproduction. A good quality sleep can heal everything. That is why we sleep. Treat yourself like a battery, leaving it charged undisturbed during the night, using it during the day, recharge every night, a bit of extra maintenance now and then, maybe a special treat or upgrade at times.
K.I.S.S. #2 - Endocannabinoid System
Move your body. Specifically engage yourself in aerobic exercise to boost your Endocannabinoid System that produces cannabis-like substances that naturally occur inside us. It is made up of three parts: endocannabinoids, receptors in the nervous system and around the body that endocannabinoids and cannabinols bond with and enzymes that help break down them. Get curious with the aerobic exercise that strengthens arms, lungs and heart. In response to threat, you lift your arms to protect your face and your body. When your arms are strong, you send the signal that I am strong and I am safe to the brain. When your lungs and heart are strong, your legs are strong, you can travel far. Again, you are sending “I am safe and I am strong” to your brain. There is a back and forth communication between your brain and your body I am safe and I am strong consistently. The endocannabinoids can then work and play in keeping our body and mind in a healthy juicy balance state. Let’s move and exercise, again, not too much, not too complicated, consistency before intensity.
K.I.S.S. #3 - Kidneys
Kidneys play many important roles in keeping our bodies in balance. They remove waste and toxins, excess water from the bloodstream. They are very important for body rejuvenation. I just want to say one thing that is universal and simple for kidneys’ health, please drink lots of water. When you are in doubt, have a sip of water throughout the day. Also, consider if you could be mindful when you consume the foods that are rich in phosphorus such as meat, dairy, seeds, grains, legumes, nuts and fish. If they are your preferred food, it may be a good idea to consult with the dietician who can support you with more resources that are suitable especially for your body's needs. Remember to K.I.S.S.
To make it even simpler here, Sleep well, Keep moving and Drink lots of water. Super simple, isn't it? Most importantly, keep sending signal to your brain “I am safe, I am strong and I am healthy”.
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