Physical Self Care

(Posted September 2nd 2017 @ 11:25 AM by: Maureen Kamlinger)

Physical Self Care

Physical Self Care

By:  Maureen Kramlinger

 

Nutrition

  • Eat healthy foods: bread and whole grains, vegetables & and fruit, meat, milk and dairy products. Avoid junk foods.
  • Drink plenty of fluids: water and juices—8 glasses a day for hydration and eliminating wastes.
  • Avoid caffeine. They can cause dehydration, headaches, and low back pain.

 

Exercise

  • Helps control weight and improves muscle tone and appearance, which helps to improve self image.
  • Can help clear your mind and improve concentration.
  • Generates a feeling of accomplishment and control.
  • Releases chemicals to promote a sense of well-being.
  • Increases energy and enhances the body's ability to fight disease.
  • Strengthens the heart muscle and improves flexibility.
  • Promotes better sleep at night, as muscles relax after exercise.
  • Reorganizes and redirects static energy to help you feel more calm.
  • Exercise works best when done out of doors, and early in the evening, if possible.

Sleep and Rest

  • Avoid caffeine, heavy foods and major mental or physical tasks before bedtime.
  • Avoid over-use of habit-forming tranquilizers.
  • Relax before bed by taking a bubble bath.
  • Encourage your mind to let go of your day.
  • Practice relaxation by tensing and releasing muscles from toes upward to the top of your head.

 

Taken from article in www.bereavement.com

 

 

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