What is physical self-care?
Are you experiencing fatigue, difficulty focusing, poor eating and sleeping habits, or are you sad or anxious?
Well, guess what???
You are having a physical breakdown!!
No, it does not mean that you have a panic attack, meaning that your body is suffering and you need a break.
Physical self-care is a crucial tool in the process of learning to take care of yourself.
People take care of their mental well-being by talking to a professional therapist.
They take care of their spiritual wellness by going to church or meditating, but what about taking good care of their physical body?
The goal is to educate yourself on the importance of what is physical self-care.
Taking care of your body both inside and out is an essential part of self-care.
If you want your whole body to look its best, you’ll need to take care of it both inside and out.
Learn when your body needs recharging and don’t allow it to get to the point where it does.
Always keep in mind that this is your own body!
Your temple, after all!
Allow me to begin by explaining…
If you want to feel healthy and be productive, you need to stop working so hard.
And the most important thing you can do is start taking good care of your body.
Listed below are some advice to help you improve physical self-care to feel better about yourself and implement them into your lifestyle.
5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Body!
You must drink water and stay hydrated!!
Approx. from 10 or 12 glasses, it varies with man and woman!!
I know, strange!!!
But drinking water can vary from person to person because everything depends on how active you are.
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men.
About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.
Water has many benefits.
It helps keep bodily fluids in a healthy balance; like saliva nutrients, balance body temperature; it also helps to control calories.
Water helps you lock moisture; it’s almost like moisturizing your skin but without cream or lotion.
I know you do not want to go to the bathroom more than usual.
But it’s normal because it helps you to hydrate and lose weight and cleanse yourself.
If you do not want to follow the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommendation, well stick with the usual advice of 10 to 12 glasses of water.
The point here is to drink water, and don’t get me started with your organs because your skin is the largest organ, and you need to take care of it.
If not you, then who will!!
Eat Healthy On Any Diet
A healthy diet should have at least 4 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Fruits and vegetables have vitamins A, C, and E, which have incredible antioxidant, anti-inflammatory nutrients and growth.
In addition, these vitamins effectively improve the skin tone and texture, reduce dark spots, prevent wrinkles or premature aging, make collagen and repair, mend, and cure damaged skin or wounds.
Clean and clear skin is built on a solid foundation of good nutrition.
To have healthy skin, you need a balanced diet and have basic guidelines.
There are a lot of alternatives to foods to help you have beautiful skin.
First, start by eliminating any diet that’s high in processed or refined sugars and carbohydrates.
Next, limit yourself to sweets or fried and packaged foods.
Next, reduce the sodium (limit foods or snacks that contains excess salt), starches (baked goods) eliminate dairy and alcohol, gluten, and saturated fats.
Eating more fiber-rich meals is also great!!!
It helps control acne and rashes.
In addition, you should include in your diet fermented foods that contain probiotics.
Some probiotics are kefir (fermented milk drink), yogurt (plain), sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) or kimchi (known as a spicy Korean dish), tempeh, natto, or miso (fermented soybean), kombucha (fermented tea drink), mozzarella, cheddar and gouda (fermented cheese).
Essentials Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Add healthy fats known as essential fatty acids (EFAs), Omega-3 fatty fish (salmon, sardines, and mackerel), fish or canola oil, walnuts, soybeans, dark green leafy vegetables, chia and flax seeds, and fortified eggs.
Omega-6 nuts, seeds (sunflower, safflower, sesame, and soybean), grains, hempseed, borage, grapeseed oil, and avocado.
Do not stay up all night, my lovely queen!
Beauty sleep is a thing!!!
You must sleep to heal and be able to rejuvenate.
So, getting a good 7 to 8 solid hours is good for you.
You will also reduce stress.
How much sleep do you require?
According to a report from National Sleep Foundation, they offer a guideline; it’s only a guideline that can vary because everyone is different and we all have different lifestyles, but at least you can have an idea.
What’s is the first thing you notice when you don’t sleep your whole 8 hours!!!??
The first thing you’ll notice is swollen and dark under-eye circles when you wake up.
Because of the lack of sleep, your mental well-being can be impacted and make you feel tired.
Furthermore, a lack of sleep depletes your body defenses, losing self-confidence, leading to increased weight, early age, and breakouts/blemishes such as acne.
What makes it harder to go to sleep at night?
You must avoid caffeinated products, sodas, and energy drinks several hours before bedtime.
Truth be told!!; having a suntan looks fantastic!!!
But overexposure, on the other hand, results in vitamin D production and an increased risk of cancer.
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Wearing sunscreen helps maintain an even skin tone and reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation, increasing melanin production.
The sunscreen work by penetrating your skin, and it blocks the UV rays like an umbrella.
I recommend applying an SPF level 30 or higher daily, reapply at least every 80 to 120 minutes and reapply after swimming and sweating.
You may choose physical, minerals, or chemical sunscreen, depending on your preference.
Mineral sunscreen is what I use.
Because I live on an island, I spend much of my spare time outdoors, whether it’s at a park, on the beach, or even under a tree, and I make sure to protect myself from the sun by wearing sunscreen.
Mineral sunscreens are healthier for the skin since they include fewer chemicals and are thus more natural.
On the other hand, chemical sunscreens contain more chemicals than physical sunscreens; therefore, they are better for protecting your skin from potentially hazardous pollutants.
When it comes to your skin, exercise makes a difference.
You will feel and look younger if you engage in any physical activity since it will decrease your stress and enhance your sleep.
It’s unnecessary to lift weights; only if you like to lift weights!!!
You may practice yoga, which is very soothing, or jog for at least 20 to 25 minutes around the block or even at the mall.
Try to exercise 4 times a week for 15 minutes to see and feel a difference in your body; start slow and work your way up.
Although these advice may seem simple, it can be challenging to incorporate into our busy lives.
Knowing how to perform physical self-care is essential for achieving your wellness goals.
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