EDM Wellness – Why it is important to look after your body. Part 1.

Why is is so important to look after your body?

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We have all had those days. Wake up on the wrong side of the bed, something isn’t just right. There can be a number of problems that you may not be aware of. Of course if this persists, please consult your doctor. This is for imformation only and does not constitute medical advice.

Our body is our most important assest. So why wouldn’t we pay it the utmost atention? Why would you not listen to what it was saying? Your health is more important than anything. Without it, you are unable to function, and quality of life is disrupted. Take a look at any hospital and the people who are sick that cannot enjoy life fully. So it is important to make a conscious effort to look out for you and your health.

The body is like a very well tuned machine. Each cell plays its role in the functioning of the working unit, and the systems all interconnect and work in harmony (nervous, musculoskeletal etc). So it is like one big factory. And we all know that what you put into the factory determines what comes out of the factory. Electronics made of poor componentry often lead to a poor product. The old adage is you get what you pay for. The higher end components lasts longer, are more sturdy and achieve a better result.

And so this is what your body is like. Not only physically but mentally. Fill your head with negativity which is very easy to these days (just take the news for example.. try getting a good feeling out of that) and its very difficult to feel good about yourself. And that can lead to feelings of fatigue and lethargy. See the mind is very much interconnected with the body.

Stress also plays a big part in this. When we get stressed our body releases a certain type of hormone.. Adrenaline. This is a hormone with a specific cause. To allow us to tap into the “fight or flight” response. See when we were cavemen and were being chased around by lions, we had a couple of choices. To fight or flight. It signifies danger. Now amongst other things it allows more blood to get to our muscles, our heart to race faster and our peripheral vision to widen (think of your response when you ave been threatened or are in danger) But too much stress is not good! It reduces immunity. It makes us weaker over a period of time and deconditiones us. Adrenaline is very addictive. Who has heard of adrenaline junkies?? Stress does not only come in the form of when you are at work. Going out too much, drinking, staying out late all are classified by the body as stress. If you are usually in bed by 10:30 and are out till 4, i have done it plenty of times and that is your choice, but the disruption of the circadian rhythm causes the body to be stressed.

Be mindful of what you put in your body. Fuel is important. The right fuel. I am no dietician but i know the more fruit and vegetables you have compared with sugary drinks, alcohol and fried foods, the better you are going to feel. Makes sense right? I mean the body is your factory right. Remember?

I wish to give you a some imformation regarding your body, not to tell you what to do. You have active choices in this world. I will leave that up to you. In my personal wellbeing coaching i have a look at your lifestyle if you want to feel fitter, happier and more vibrant. I offer 1 to 1 coaching on lifestlye changes. Please email me at info@eltonsmithmusic.com for further information.

Yours in good health and music,
Elton.
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Next post:

Why it is important to look adfter your body part 2, including why exercise is important.

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