We find ourselves in unprecedented times, a global pandemic that has affected nearly every person on the planet. While we work our way through this period in time, we can take a few lessons from the facts of the matter.
Your health needs to be top priority. You can have any dream in the world- to travel, to raise a family, to set world records, or to change the planet, but none of that can be achieved if you don't have your health. If you don't have your health in check, nearly nothing else matters.
Here are some simple activities you can take action on today, in order to protect your own biology. While simple, the benefits are profound and nonetheless, priceless.
1. Stay Hydrated - Majority of the populate (approximately 36%) is chronically dehydrated. Being dehydrated affects cognition, your soft tissue quality, and your ability to recover from stressors. Start with a glass of water in the morning, before bed, and with each meal.
2. Get 7-8 hours of Sleep - If you don't sleep, you can't recover. The research behind sleep habits and chronic fatigue is undeniable. Give your body and brain the rest it actually needs by unwinding at night (ditch the electronics a few hours before bed).
3. Exercise Daily - Find the version of exercise and activity you love the most, and just go for it. Some movement is better than none at all. Go for a walk in a park, play golf, or play in the yard with the kids. Weight training and specific fitness routines are ideal, but start with taking smaller steps.
The Physical Therapists at Agape are specialists in exercise, injury prevention, and overall health and wellness. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have about your health, and we can help get you moving in the right direction. Stay healthy and stay safe.