Health tips from your own body?
As we go about our lives, especially as we age, we think about our mortality and focus more on health advice. We read glossy magazine articles advising us what to eat, what to drink, and how much to consume. The morning and evening news broadcasts feature daily or weekly health tips that inform us of the latest nutrition information.
Visually stunning websites blog about cutting edge mechanisms that will help us burn fat and achieve perfect abs. The media has shaped our philosophy that involves what is good for us. We have been instilled in our heads what we should do for our bodies based on countless laboratory experiments sponsored by corporate conglomerates.
But what about taking a more holistic approach to health advice? How about using common sense to listen to your body and learn what it specifically needs or doesn’t need to be at its best? It sounds strange? Not if you put it in the right light.
Have you ever noticed that eating fried chicken livers specifically gave you heartburn? Did you notice that when you specifically ate white rice instead of the healthier brown rice, it felt disgustingly bloated? Do you specifically remember eating a couple of oysters that made you nervously run to the nearest bathroom?
In each of these cases, you have specifically identified what your body does not like. You listened to your body because it was wildly protesting the food you fed it. Now, remember the last time you ate an apple or bit into a celery stalk. Even though it may have happened a long time ago, you don’t remember feeling anything, right? She went on with her day without thinking about how much her body appreciated a nutritious snack. Your body was silent because it was happy. You gave your body your own health tips without even realizing it!
Turns out, for a growing number of people, you don’t have to spend a lot of dollars buying a lot of magazines to be healthy. You don’t have to spend hours clicking through websites, one after another, staring at your monitor, trying to absorb every health data you come across. You just have to listen to your body and use common sense. You don’t need to join a modern gym. Eliminate the perpetual beatings that the media deliver despite your good intentions, and be your own source for health advice.
Each day brings a wealth of new or old advice viewed from a different angle. You would go crazy trying to read and absorb them all. So what usually happens? You get tired and look for a donut, tired of the incessant bombardment of the media and you walk away in search of comfort in sugars.
Take a moment and simply remember that your body is your individuality. The articles you see and hear are for the masses. Yes, they are there to help you, but take them only as a guide. When it comes down to it, the best health tips are the ones you’ve acquired over the years living your life.
Look, your body will give you its own fitness tips, it will tell you what to eat and what to avoid. You just have to listen to those health tips!