As we grow older, there is a more urgent realisation that we must prioritise our health throughout our entire lives. What makes this reality so urgent as time goes on, is that a lot of people do not actually give themselves the time or the capacity to prioritise their health early on in their lives, when are feeling tops. As they age, they begin to feel the signs of wear and tear, and if these signs have gone ignored for too long, health risks begin to show and cracks evolve into fractures. This mentality of, “I am too young to have to worry about that just yet” is precisely what is damaging so many people’s physical fitness levels as they grow older. Ideally, having an awareness of, and dedication to, physical health early on in life is the way to create the building blocks to a wholly healthy self.
Our physical health is something that is increasingly being given more emphasis at time goes on. We are in an era currently that is more digitally-focused than ever before, and as a result everything – including our health – has gone digital to some degree. The majority of our information intake is digital these days, and so health going digital has resulted in a lot more reading of, and awareness of, the importance of taking care of our bodies. From doctor appointments to get treatment for Pruritus Ani instant relief, to mental health days to give ourselves time to mentally realign with our balance, and everything in between, it seems that the focus on health is increasing all the time – as it should.
Becoming a fitter, healthier person does not demand a four-hour workout every day and precise calorie counting 24/7. For some people, this approach works perfectly, but for the vast majority of us, there simply is not enough time in the day to commit to such an intense physical health maintenance schedule. You may be surprised, in fact, just how little it takes to keep yourself physically fit. It can be something as simple as a short run or an hour at the gym, or even a meditation or hot yoga class, and it amounts to all the physical activity your body needs to build itself up and strengthen its physical core. Just half an hour of exercise a day takes up only 2% of your entire day, and it is enough to shift not only your physical fitness but your mental strength as well.
The human body was not designed to sit behind a desk for the majority of the working week. Human beings, by design, by their very nature, were designed for constant movement. Earlier evolutions of Homosapiens were foragers, gatherers, and wanderers. The human body was literally designed to be able to cope with constant movement, and now we have created a society that is so expensive, so expansive, that we must be constantly working to afford the lives we have built for ourselves. Considering this reality, it is more important than ever for us to go out of our way to commit time to our physical fitness. We need to take our bodies off the shelf (or out of the office) to gain back control of our physical (and whole) health.