Thursday, June 4, 2015

On Health and Fitness

Every day on the internet, countless articles have been coming up, reminding us to take care of our bodies.  Admittedly, I have scrolled through most of them without even giving a second glance.  Also, I haven't been exactly taking care of my body the way I need to - binge eating, late nights and all.  But late last week, an acquaintance passed away because of health complications.  He was young, yet gone too soon.  This suddenly jolted me to the reality that every single day, there is this danger that we have to face- that if we do not take care of our health, the consequences are going to come sooner than later.  There is this popular saying that goes "take care of your body and it will take care of you".  This is indeed true, and I believe in it a hundred and one percent.  Our body is all we have.  We are born into it, and no matter how we like it or not, this is what we'll have to deal with for the rest of our lives.  So how do we go about it?  Here's how:

Yes, everyone needs to work.  Heck, how are we supposed to survive without money?  Not all of us are trust fund babies.  BUT, there is work and there is crazy-stressful-unhealthy work.  Every single time, we hear of how great employees go the extra mile,  There is no problem with that.  But when you begin to realize that going that extra mile is beginning to take a toll on your health, then it's time to stop or switch your gameplan.  Spend time with your loved ones.  This is one of the best stress-busters.  Remember that we work because we want to better our lives and the lives of those we love.  Make them feel that they matter by doing simple things such as taking the weekends off and leaving your work in your office.

Food can be both our friend and our worst nightmare.  Remember the quote that says "too much of anything is bad for you"?  Yes, this applies to food too.  If there's substance abuse, then there's food abuse.  Eating might be part of our everyday lives, but there's something called portion control.  Eat, but eat in regulated amounts.  And choose your food wisely.  

Growing up, I've never been fond of exercise.  Even now that I'm *cough* older, the last thing I would want is to spend my precious time at the gym when there's a million other things I'd rather be doing.  BUT, I grudgingly admit that the best way to take care of your body is to exercise.  Tone up those muscles and boost your heart with cardiovascular activities.  Exercise need not be boring.  Hate the gym?  Then try dancing!  There's a ton of dance workouts on the internet that you could follow.  All you need is your willingness and a good pair of shoes.  And since we're at the subject of shoes, why not check out ZALORA and their extensive selection of shoes?  Lots of great styles to choose from!  So pimp up those kicks and start your way into a healthier new you!

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