The more that we learn about our bodies and our health, the more we want to take control of it and harness it to our own advantage.
We all want to have the best looking, best feeling, and most healthy bodies possible, so we go to nutritionist appointments, join gyms, and spend hours looking up health product reviews to find the best products on the market.
It seems that, now more than ever, consumers are placing more value on their health and wellness.
With so much positive focus on how we treat our bodies, it comes as no surprise that the emergence of an entire marketplace has caused a stir of excitement in us all.
Our health provides us with a physical and mental real-time record of how we are treating our bodies, how our bodies are reacting to the varying things around us, and how we expect to feel in the future.
The most common denominator among us all is that we all have a personal health balance. It may sound silly, but that balance is dependent almost entirely on how we treat our bodies (of course, there are some instances in which unfortunate circumstances are out of our control, but for the most part our bodies respond to how we treat them).
It is honestly quite simple. Our bodies react positively to getting the required nutrients, getting rest, and staying hydrated. When we do not eat the right foods, get enough sleep, or drink enough water our bodies begin to experience a kind of suffering. When the basic necessities of a living being’s survival are ignored, their body desperately tries to realign itself, but without the necessary tools to do so, it experiences further loss.
As well as the standard drink, eat, and sleep functions that we all thrive on, there are some actions and behaviours we can undertake to take care of our mind as well as our body.
We are multidimensional beings in that we must ensure the health of not only our physical being, but our emotional and mental health as well. There is an abundance of coping mechanisms and methods out there to help us cater to these needs, and everyone’s circumstances and needs are different. The general rule of thumb, however, is this: taking the time to focus on yourself, especially in busy times, can be the key to stabilizing your mental health.
Getting out of the house and engaging in physical exercise is often the key to your physical health – as is eating a healthy, balanced diet. And having a solid appreciation and sense of self-love is the key to making sure that your emotional health is in balance.
All in all, health and wellness depend largely on our own abilities to understand what our body needs, when, and why it needs these things.
If our bodies are temples, then how we choose to feed them (in whatever way) is our offerings to the temples. The more accurately chosen the offering, the more peaceful the temple is.