19 Sep CEO of your health part 3
We are continuing the conversation about personal health responsibility, ie. accepting ownership of your health and wellness. It is powerful, but also optional, so unless you are consciously choosing to prioritize your health you might not be reaping the benefits it can provide in your life.
In each post we are asking you to pause and honestly evaluate your personal health responsibility specific to a variety of areas. Last week, we asked pointed questions about exercise. What did you think about your answers to the questions?
Did you know that exercise and cilantro have something in common? People seem to either love them or hate them. It’s funny, but true. What’s your take on exercise?
The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Their guide can be found here. Recently, I learned that when I substitute the word, “exercise” with “movement” it feels more palatable, but at the end of the day they’re both about moving your body. If you can find physical activity that you enjoy and/or with people you enjoy being around, you are more likely to engage in movement consistently. Additionally, some forms of exercise or workouts can provide some much needed alone time for those who need some quality time with themselves.
So as we commit to taking responsibility for when and how we move our bodies, let’s focus on taking ownership of our own health and wellness and highlighting another aspect of wellness.
Today, let’s talk about rest and recovery.
- What does rest and recovery look like for you?
- Do you schedule in time for activities such as leisure walks, restorative yoga, casual bike ride, or stretching?
- On a scale of 1-10 (normal to painfully sore), how would you rate your muscle soreness after boot camp?
- Do you feel like you are in your sweet spot with your combination of physical activity and rest?
- Are you happy with your energy level?
- How would you rate the quality of your sleep?
By Victoria Emmitt RD