Damage Control Tips for Your Health
Every day we damage our bodies living in the environments we live in. Not talking about a bruise or a cut, at the cellular level we damage our bodies and our bodies constantly make an attempt to repair that damage either during the day, or at night while we sleep.
Our bodies are meant to do repair work daily, but the amount of damage is greater than what was ever planned for, consequently numerous problems result in a variety of diseases we have all heard of, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and a number of others.
Sleep was initially meant to repair the body and tissues, and cells from occurrences during the day, a finger crushed between two rocks, some scraps climbing a tree, a bite from an animal, or simply lifting or moving heavy objects like rocks or logs. This kind of damage parallels weightlifting (hopefully not the crushed finger), and breaking down muscle fibers, and building them back stronger. The body was meant to handle this.
Then we have the electronic onslaught of damage to the body. Cell phones, wireless routers, microwave ovens, electric toothbrushes and shavers, and improperly wired electricity in our homes name some of the ways damage is inflicted on us at the cellular level.
Foods that we eat, and the amount of sugar or salt in our foods dramatically affect our health, ways that we cook or overcook those foods, and eating too much of even the healthiest food brings more to the body that has to be sorted out and dealt with on a cellular level. One might begin to think…do I really want that bowl of ice cream, or that bag of chips?
Investing in our health is vitally important, can you stop using your cell phone, or make an attempt to use it less? Can you choose to eat healthier foods, and not overcook them? Exercise as often as you can to increase your blood flow and move toxins out of your body. Make an attempt to refrain from using the above a few hours before bedtime, allow your body to calm itself, and you’ll find improved sleep, greater recuperation from your day, and improved strength during your workouts.
Life is a gift, think of it that way, and how you treat your body, and your body will reward you for making the right choices!