How good do you want to Feel?
Ever since I posted this graphic on our social media site yesterday, it has been on my mind. Oftentimes, if we are generally feeling pretty good (with no real sense of dis-ease) we go about our days thinking we are doing ok. We may have trouble sleeping now and again, a little indigestion now and again, maybe some low energy and a few aches and pains as we get out of bed in the morning, but generally, we feel that we are not doing too badly ( especially considering some of the things we could be dealing with).
But I do think many of us could feel so much better. I know that I have not yet reached my “feel good” potential. I do know though that I feel better now ( close to 50 – yeah!) then I did when I was in my 20s (hobbling along with occasional SI pain, a chronic sore neck and not eating quite as healthy as I am now (most of the time J ).
I have always believed that food is medicine ( and nutritional research keeps proving this ). Once you combine the proper nutrients in your body, throw in some daily movement ( moving often and in different ways) and an attitude of gratitude you have a recipe for feeling pretty great. However, it does take a little bit of experimenting with the foods that work best for you ( taking in to consideration food intolerances or allergies, proper portions for energy and digestion, and the right combination of foods to get all of your vitamins and minerals.
Sometimes it takes a bit of time, research and experimenting but it is soooo worth the effort. And, summer is the best time to “play”. So enjoy the bounty at the Farmer’s Market, walking, running, biking or rollerblading on the the Stato Trail & Boardwalk and all of the amazing activities on our lakes and in our Parks.
Let’s all find out how good we can really feel!!
Lorrie Mickelson Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, M.A., B.A/BPHE