8 amazing ways to care for your body.
Discover amazing ways to care for your body was written because a a recent study carried out by a research institute showed that people generally treat their body with levity.
one main point you need to understand is that your body is made up of different parts that make make-up a whole. These parts perform specific functions.
Whatever food you eat is digested, and nutrients, water, are taken from such foods into your body cells as energy.
And whatever that was not absorbed by your body is removed through the anus as waste.
Do you know that your health depends on the sum total of the many small decisions you make each moment of time?
Generally speaking, the decisions you make that most affect your health has to do with the foods you eat.
Humans need food throughout their lives. While all food provides nutrients and energy, some can cause disorder and chaos.
Take for instance the two most common intestinal disorder are related to the speed at which food travels through the intestine. This means when food travels too fast it results in DIARRHOEA with its consequent loss of water, mineral salts and other nutrients.
Too slow results in CONSTIPATION, simply put faeces putrefy and produce toxic substances that are harmful to the body.
Here is my own story…
I suffered a terrible constipation that kept my stomach bloated for 5days. I could not defecate for those number of days. When I finally did defecate on the 6th day I was only able to expel a small amount of hard faeces.
And my anus bled from the tears I sustained during the long push. It took the physicians intervention to manually remove the remaining waste through a minor procedure from my intestine.
Moral: Avoiding constipation is essential to a healthy body.
” the two most common intestinal disorder are related to the speed at which food travels through the intestine. “
At this juncture let me highlight the basic way to care for your body amongst other things.
1. Breath Fresh Clean Air.
Oxygen is the third most abundant element in the universe and makes up 21 percent of the earth’s atmosphere. We cannot imagine life without oxygen it begins the chain of events that keeps us alive.
We breathe in oxygen and it is absorbed by the blood and transported to every single cell of the body.
This is where Adenosine triphosphate (A.T.P) is produced providing the energy every living organism needs to survive.
According to Rebecca Taylor a wellbeing advisor, she stated the benefits of breathing fresh air as
a) Good for your digestive system.
Fresh air increases the flow of oxygen helping you digest food more effectively. This will help if you are trying to lose weight.
b) Helps improve blood pressure and heart rate.
Avoid polluted environments particularly if you need to improve your blood pressure. Stay away from the busy traffic as the body will need to work harder to get the amount of oxygen it needs over polluted car fumes.
c) Makes you happier.
The fresher air you get, the more oxygen you will breathe which will increase the amount of serotonin (the happy hormone) you inhale, consequently making you happier.
d) Strengthens your immune system.
By increasing the amount of fresh air we get, will increase the amount of oxygen which helps our white blood cells function properly by fighting and killing bacteria and germs.
e) Cleans your lungs.
Your lungs dilate more from having an increase of oxygen so fresh air improves the cleansing of your lungs. You release airborne toxins from your body when exhaling through your lungs.
f) Gives you more energy and a sharper mind.
You may have noticed after spending time outside, you come back indoors feeling brighter and perhaps ready to get back to work. More oxygen results in greater brain functioning, improving your concentration skills and providing you with more energy.
2.Drink Enough Water
This mineral is often overlooked upon; it is the second important element only to oxygen. A person can live without food for about a month but only a week without water.
Chronic dehydration is one of the leading facilitators of disease, or to phrase it more accurately, chronic dehydration creates the perfect breeding ground for disease to manifest. It can cause inflammation which results in a variety of imbalances including Arthritis, Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, constipation, the list goes on and on.
Chronic dehydration is When the body consistently has fewer fluids than it needs.
3. Avoid Foods You Are Allergic to.
Take the relevant test for allergies and avoid those foods, materials, even cosmetic you are allergic to there is no known cure for allergies.
TO PREVENT IS BETTER THAN REPAIR.
4. Increase Your Fibre Intake.
Consume enough fibre so that faeces can move easily from the intestine. Fibre also called roughage, is a plant-based food that the body cannot break down. e.g. (grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans)
It passes through the body undigested, keeping your digestive system clean and healthy, easing bowel movements, and flushing cholesterol and harmful carcinogens out of the body.
5. Empty Your Bowel.
Educate your bowel to defecate at regular interval. You can stimulate bowel movement by
Take a glass of water mixed with the juice of half lemon both before bed and when you wake up.
Consuming a teaspoon of olive oil in the morning on an empty stomach can encourage stool to flow through the gut.
6. Learn to Manage Stress.
You can manage stress by being
- Facing and accepting your emotions.
- Building resilience and confidence to conquer the source of the stress.
7. Keep Active Daily.
Perform some types of exercise this helps the body.
Let me conclude with this quote……
“The problem is not with your body, the problem is what you think of it . And what you think of yourself”. Author unknown