Tuning Into Your Body's Rhythms
4. tune into your Exercise preferences
It’s often helpful to find a great exercise routine and rhythm for your body.
Many people find it easiest and most helpful to exercise first thing in the morning right after they wake up (and before they head to work).
But others might hit the peak of their energy for exercising after work in the evening, in which case planning your workout for later might make the grind that much easier!
If you tune in to your body’s exercise preferences and natural energy levels, you’ll be more likely to stick with an exercise routine over the long-term.
It won’t seem as much of a chore to exercise if you do it when your body is most receptive to a strenuous workout and some cardiovascular activity.
3. ace your Hydration
Similarly, it can be helpful to think about your body’s hydration levels throughout the day.
Most of us get thirsty regularly, but some of us have to remind ourselves to drink enough water each day to avoid dehydration.
If that’s the case for you, try to make it a habit to drink a glass of water every couple of hours. Over time, your body will get used to a new level of consistent hydration and feel better overall.
Staying properly hydrated throughout the day will result in a number of benefits, including:
- More energy
- Better mental activity & memory
- Less fatigue, particularly in the afternoon dip
- Better long-term health
Always forgetting to drink? Try filling up your Greens Steel Water Bottle several times a day and keep it on your desk so you have a constant reminder.
2. customize your Nutrition
Our bodies have nutritional cycles as well. Many of us find that we crave particular meals or foods at different times of the day. It’s important to listen to your body in this respect as well.
Don’t feel like you necessarily have to stick with a three-meal-a-day plan like the majority of people, either!
Some folks feel a lot more nutritionally balanced and healthy when they only eat twice per day.
On the flipside, some people’s metabolisms are geared toward several small meals over the course of the day, grazing and snacking rather than getting weighed down by a huge meal.
Furthermore, don't feel like you need to take the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" message as gospel if it doesn’t suit you.
In fact, many people find that they can skip breakfast without side effects, provided they eat around midmorning or lunchtime.
The bottom line: Listen to your body and you’ll eat healthier, plus be more inclined to consume more appropriately-sized portions during your mealtimes.
1. tune up your Sleep Quality
Lastly, be sure to listen to your body’s natural rhythms when it comes to sleep! Most adults need between six and eight hours of sleep per night, but your particular requirements could fall anywhere within this range.
So how do you find out how much sleep is too much, or not enough? The best way is to experiment.
Check in with how you’re feeling physically, psychologically and emotionally after getting more or less sleep respectively.