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.
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!
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?