Like with your home, a firm foundation is needed for health
New home construction always begins with a firm foundation. The intricate support system is carefully laid out and the concrete ensures stability in which the entire home is built.
Our body can be compared to the construction of a new home. Without a firm foundation of a balanced diet, water, and sleep we risk instability and the breakdown of our own physical support systems.
Firm foundations in health begin with our basic needs. We should consume a balanced amount of healthy food each day to sustain our energy systems. The average person should drink a half of a gallon of water each day. (eight 8-ounce glasses), We should strive to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Self-assess your body’s “house plans” and check in with your own basic needs this week. Are your own physical foundations setting you up for optimal strength and support?
Ask yourself if your physical house is in need of remodeling. Sometimes we just need to redesign our plan. Start by making small changes to build a new support system to change your habits if needed. Here are some possible tools to help you get started:
-Keep a daily food journal
-Track your caloric intake on wearable device
-Fill up a gallon of water and try to drink half in a day
-Eliminate soft drinks from your diet
-Establish a nighttime routine before bed
-Go to bed at the same time every night
Take care of your house so you will have a healthy place to live for many years to come! It all starts with a firm foundation!
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Michelle Oubre is a lifelong resident of Louisiana where she resides with her husband and three children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern Louisiana University. She taught school for five years and phased into the wellness industry after staying home with her three children. Michelle started her fitness career by franchising a Jazzercise which led her…