Have you ever stopped to think about how you feel about your body? Perhaps with a self-evaluation you begin to realize that you don’t have the greatest self-image of your body. A body image of yourself is defined as the perception of you and the perception of others. It means you have the self-acceptance of who you are and being happy with exactly that.
The benefits of a good self-image include confidence, self-awareness, and a healthy self-esteem. Let’s not forget about how these benefits play a vital role in ensuring better body health. When you have a poor self-image, you are more than likely going to experience emotional turmoil, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation or fear of intimacy with inter-personal relationships. When you protect your body health, you are also preventing chronic conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.
Here are 6 fireproof ways to ensure better body health:
- 6-8 hours of sleep
- A balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Morning meditation
- Daily exercise
- Relaxation time
- Drinking water every day
Adequate sleep enables your body to heal and repair heart and blood vessels as well as reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Your memory functions improve and your energy levels increase.
Healthy coping mechanisms are important to reduce stress levels. Such things include morning meditation rituals, relaxation techniques like breathing exercises. Eating a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables gives you the nutrients your body needs.
Daily exercise regimes are beneficial as your body releases endorphins which result in you feeling happier and energized.
Drinking water daily is important as this helps your body rid itself of toxins and keeps you hydrated.
Living a balanced life is having a healthy work and rest ratio. This means that the time you have not working should be your time of relaxation whether you take a walk in the park or visit the beach for a day.
Remember, a healthy body ensures balance and inner harmony.