10 Steps to Regaining Your Health
March 1, 2023
We want you all to experience the best health possible. Often, as parents, our health can get pushed to the backburner with so many other things pulling for our attention. We want you to know that you are not alone! Here are 10 simple steps you can take to regain your health so that you can be the best version of yourself.
- Sit less, move more. Movement is important for your cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, immune system, and your mental and emotional well-being. Move your body in a mindful and intentional way. Get your heart rate up 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. Sitting can cause major disruptions in spinal and neurological health.
- Get more sleep. Sleep is often a significantly undervalued tool in regaining your health but in reality it is truly foundational. Try to go to bed before 10 PM. Eating too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep, so try to eat at least an hour before you plan on going to bed. Turn off screens at least an hour before bed. Turn off your wifi-router before bed. Aim to add one hour to your sleep routine, whether that means going to bed earlier or sleeping in a little later.
- Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Aim for a handful of small high fat, high protein meals that consist of grass-fed, pasture raised meats and organic fruits and veggies.
- Remove stress and interference from your body! Seeing a brain-based, nervous system focused chiropractor regularly can help your body unwind from the stress and traumas that are stored in the nervous system. These stressors interfere with the brain to body communication causing many different issues. Getting adjusted will open up those lines of communication and allow your body to start functioning optimally again!
- Have more time to renew and rest. Our bodies were not designed to be working 10-12 hour days without many breaks. Learn to listen to your body and take a break. This can look like taking a 5 minute meditation break or laying in the sun for a few minutes while you take deep breaths. We are not meant to push through constantly! Ideally, taking a break every 90 minutes is the best for optimal brain function.
- Undivided attention with yourself, your children, and your family. Try to be present and focused with your family time. Allow the to-do list, the work pressure, or whatever else your heart and mind may be consumed by to take a back seat. Being emotionally present with your family for even an hour is so important.
- Practice gratitude. When we show up in life from a position of gratitude, it actually changes the vibrational frequencies of our cells. It changes the energy that we put out in the world. Take a few deep breaths and think about 3 things that you are grateful for.
- Reduce stress levels. Do the most important thing on your to-do list first thing in the morning. This can help set you up for being more present and relaxed throughout the day.
- Challenge your mind. Learn something new and stimulate your brain. Learn a new language. Give rock climbing a try. Try woodworking. Learn a new instrument. Anything that challenges your brain and is also a fun opportunity to add some diversity and excitement to your life.
- Give back. Whatever this looks like to you, whether it be your time, your finances, etc. Use your God-given gifts and pour out into your community. This can also be as simple as making someone a meal, sending a text, or calling a friend who is going through a difficult time.
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