Love and Take Care of Yourself

Many of us are working so hard for our families, we are career oriented, wanting to achieve our biggest dreams and to be able to influence others with our intelligence, talents, and skills. We are so busy with many things and almost of our hours are spent for work, neglecting our health for not having time to see a doctor, rest, relax, or even eat. Mothers are busy taking care of their children, preparing meals, doing household chores and attending their kid’s school events, and fathers stay up late at night and wake up early to go to work for the family. Even single men and women can’t find time to take good care of themselves because they’re also too busy working and socializing, thus ending eating in a fast food, restaurant or easy-to-prepare but not nutritious meals.

According to studies, overweight or obesity is continuously increasing annually, because junk food and processed food are being falsely advertised, but do not really give any health benefits. We don’t realize the importance of our bodies, but we have to be enlightened and be serious about loving and taking care our bodies, because it is our only vessel to enjoy life to the fullest, with our families and friends. It is convenient picking up fresh fruits and vegetables in the supermarket, rather than selecting processed food. Think of the convenience of just grabbing fresh bananas from your countertop instead of doughnuts early in the morning, or putting a nutritious frozen homemade burritos in your microwave, than the unhealthy mac and cheese. The the rule is the less processed the food is the higher is its nutritional value, and the lower the calories, bad cholesterol and preservatives, such as whole grains, oatmeals, and cereals, honey, brown or muscovado sugar than white sugar, and brown rice than white rice.

It can be hard finding a time to exercise, but we need to do it, and this can be achieved by setting an alarm to our smartphones to remind us about our own exercise time. Once you are used to exercising, it becomes a part of your system, a hobby and eventually a normal everyday routine you won’t miss out, and you’ll surely see a significant improvement not only physically but also psychologically. Our bodies are made to move, and prolonged sitting means like shutting it down, so it is better to use the staircase instead of the elevator, walking instead of driving nearby grocery store, and take some time running, swimming or playing your favorite sport on your day off.