Dedicate Yourself to Wellness
July 07, 2014
Filed In: Health
We have just one chance to take care of our bodies. Are you maximizing your physical wellbeing?
Finding time to exercise can be a challenge. It’s not so much that there isn’t enough time in the day, it’s that we have other things that we’d rather be doing. So, when it’s between sleeping in an extra hour or getting up and going for a walk, the decision is often all too easy.
I’ve found a great time for Benedict and I to go grab some fresh air. Each morning we go for a walk after Alison goes to work. It’s still (mostly) cool and it just seems like the right time. Plus, I hate taking multiple showers the same day, so exercising before getting ready for the day is perfect for me.
Having good health is something that we take for granted. Unfortunately for us, health, once lost, can’t be easily regained.
So what does that mean for us and our families? We need to be proactive instead of reactive!
A lifestyle of wellness has many benefits:
- Fewer illnesses
- Better resilience to stress
- Better attitude
- More energy
I used the word “ lifestyle” for a reason. All of our decisions (activities, food, etc) add up to our overall wellness. So eat that ice cream, just maybe two scoops this time. Get that extra sleep in, just make sure you go for a 30 minute walk at some point during the day.
Our health is cause and effect. If you make good choices, you’ll reap the benefits.