If you’re not going to take care of your brain too, then what is the sense in taking care of your body? They both work together. You can actually do both, and some of the things that are good for your body are good for your mind too.
Sometimes it’s easy to get busy with all of the things that life hands you, from work and kids to relationships and keeping your home clean. It can make it difficult to focus on yourself, and your health and wellness, when you are just too busy. But it pays to make time for your mind and body health.
Your diet is probably one of the most important things for ensuring that you have a healthy mind and body. What you put into your body has a huge impact on your health. Where eating fatty and sugar filled foods can make you sluggish and forgetful, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables can give you more energy.
What you eat isn’t the only thing you need to pay attention to, but you also need to pay attention to how much you are eating. Even eating too much of the good stuff can turn out to be bad.
Eating isn’t the only thing that is good for your body, but you should get some physical fitness in every single day. The recommended amount is twenty minutes a day, at least five days a week. Even if you just take a daily walk it can be good for you.
The more intense your workout the more it can do for you. A good cardio workout can lift your mood by causing your brain to release feel good hormones, known as endorphins. Not only does fitness help you get more fit, but it makes you happy.
Find Ways To Relax
Your brain, and your body, need a good break every once in awhile. Make sure that you are taking some time out to relax and give your brain a little at peace time. That can mean meditation, yoga, or just taking a nap when you feel like you need one.
Consider scheduling a regular massage appointment for relaxation. You can meditate while you get those knots rubbed out.
Keep Your Mind Active
An active mind is also important, as it helps keep your brain on it’s toes (much the same way as exercising everyday keeps you on your actual toes). You can keep your mind active by passing up TV time for time with a book, or a puzzle.
Doing brain puzzles, like crosswords and word finds are great. You can also take up coloring with the rash of adult coloring books now available everywhere. They say it’s just as relaxing as meditation, and it keeps your mind working.