5 THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR BODY TODAY.

 

Our bodies get a bit of a hard time, don’t they? We are always putting them down, whether that’s in the way we talk or even, think about them. I know that mine for sure never gets enough credit that it deserves.

So for this post I thought I’d whip up a few little things we can do to be kind to our body today.

 

1. STRETCH

When was the last time you had a real good stretch? (That’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d say today). But seriously. I’m not a scientist but I think there’s a reason why stretching feels so good. It can only do our body well, especially if you are sat at a desk for most of the day. Stretch those limbs, gal!

 

2. TRY BODY BRUSHING

I’ve done this for about a year now and I promise, it makes such a difference! I use mine in the shower and although at first it might feel a bit harsh, it really works wonders for the body. Brushing away toxins, and making everything feel a bit firmer too. It’s a win win situation.

 

3. MIX UP YOUR WORKOUTS

Sometimes we get in a rut, and the same goes for our workouts. I know I’m probably not the only one who can sit on the gym bike and just refresh Twitter, without putting in the effort I should. So today, mix this thing up. Do something different and see how your body reacts. Whether that’s a different yoga move, fitness video, or just going for a quick run around the block… change feels good!

 

4. NOURISH

Whether you’re a fruit girl like myself, or love a stir-fry, getting in your 5 a day can sometimes feel a challenge and all I really want to eat is a cup of tea and biscuits. Learn to notice the signals your body is telling you, and if you feel sluggish after too much sugar, maybe indulge in a green juice every now and again.

 

5. TAKE A DEEP BREATH

Living our usual day to day lives, we forget to take a good deep breath and appreciate the moment we are in. So as you read this, give yourself and your body a big pat on the back and thank it for keeping you well. Plus, take 3 deep breaths too.

 

 

Do you plan on doing any of these today?

 

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  • I love these Natalie! I haven’t ever tried body brushing, I’ll have to give it a go!
    Peta x
    http://www.pe-ta.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh it works so well! I find it super good for everything feels a bit firmer 🙂

  • Shannon

    I’ve been super curious about whether or not body brushing is worth the hype. Where did you get yours?

    Shann Eileen | http://www.shanneileen.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      The body shop! I think you’d be able to get one on Amazon too. I think it’s definitely worth the hype for me!

  • I love mixing up my workouts, I see such differences when I do!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • NatalieLeanne

      I feel like my body goes into shock because it’s something different and works even harder!

  • These are all such amazing tips Natalie! I’m a bit scared of body brushing though – I have sensitive skin and it seems that this method might be a bit harsh. But this is a first time I’m seeing in being recommended, so maybe I should give it a try too! 🙂

    • NatalieLeanne

      I use mine in the shower so it’s not on dry skin- I have pretty sensitive skin too but it doesn’t irritate it or hurt it in anyway 🙂

  • Amy Eade

    I definitely need to start stretching more, I’m a big fan of body brushing too!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk