We only get one body to take care of. How well are you taking care of yours?
While it’s easy to say we need to take better care of ourselves, it usually ends up at the bottom of our priority list. Instead of finding excuses not to take care of yourself, find excuses that inspire you to take care of yourself. At Farrell’s, we transform lives inside and out and inspire our members to be healthier for themselves, and for others.
Below is a list of ways you can start taking better care of your body today!
- Throw away the scale. At Farrell’s, we don’t care about the numbers on the scale. A healthy body will feel good and you’ll feel confident, no matter what size you are. Every person’s body carries weight (water, fat, and muscle) differently. Love your body for what it is and what it can allow you to do. The only numbers you should care about (and that we love hearing about) is the clean bill of health numbers from your physician.
- Get enough rest. There is (and always will be) something that needs to get done but depriving yourself of sleep will never benefit you or your body. Make sure you get adequate rest each night. For most adults, this means 7-9 hours. Stay consistent on your sleep routine as well making sure to go to bed and wake at the same time (even weekends) to keep a healthy sleep schedule and stay energized!
- Decrease unnecessary stress. We all have stress, but how much of it is self-inflicted that could be avoided? Stress is very harmful to our health, so eliminating as much as you can will make a big difference. Look at your daily life and see where you can eliminate stressful situations. Do you need to wake up earlier to give yourself more time to get ready? Do you need to plan meals on the weekend so you’re not scavenging for dinners or snacks? Do the kids need to be in all the activities they are in? Simple changes like saying “no” will help reduce stress.
- Eat for fuel. We don’t always make the right nutrition choices when we’re tired, stressed, or busy. What we put into our bodies reflects what we get out of them. Eating for fuel, not for comfort, is important in loving your body. Meal planning and food prep is an easy way to help avoid the wrong foods and changing your diet to more whole foods will boost your energy.
- Stay active. Our bodies are not meant to be sedentary. Staying active not only increase energy and endorphins, but also helps with bone and muscle strength as we age. Finding a fitness program like Farrell’s, that is enjoyable and hits all the important aspects of physical fitness, can make a world of difference. Can’t make it to a gym? Schedule 3-4 days of moderate to rigorous activity. Keeping active is essential to loving your body.
This Valentine’s season make a promise to yourself to take better care of your body – inside and out. Trust us, a healthy body is a relationship that will never disappoint.
Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping teaches members how to live a healthy lifestyle through our proven 10-week challenge, which includes fitness kickboxing, strength training, nutrition coaching, and accountability, all backed by a money-back guarantee.