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Be Kind To Your Body

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Imagine this.

I just gave you your absolute dream car. Anything. Ferrari. Porsche. BMW. You can pick whatever you want. It's pristine and beautiful.

There is only one catch.

You need to keep this car for the rest of your life. You can never ever buy another car.

Hmmmmm. How would you treat that car? I bet you would keep it clean and fill it with the finest gas. I bet you would change the oil when you were supposed to. I bet you would drive it safely. You would take it out regularly to keep everything running well.

The analogy if you haven't gotten it already is that your body is that same gift. It's amazing and beautiful. And you need to make it last the rest of your life.

Do you treat it like it's the only one you will ever have?

Perhaps you should be kind to your body.

Perhaps you should fill it with better fuel.

You cannot say that you will take care of that car (or your body) when you have more time later. You cannot put it off.

Your body is so amazing. Amazing beyond any words.

Your heart beats, your blood pumps, your lungs breathe every moment of the day.

On any single day, we can estimate that your heart beats 103,689 times, your blood travels 168,000,000 miles, your digestive system processes 7.8 pounds of waste, and your lungs take in 438 cubic feet of air. These are only a few of the multitude of functions the human body performs. And while the least little mishap could cause a glitch in the system, amazingly, day in and day out over most of our lifetime, our bodies operate almost flawlessly. *

So while you may have a headache or a back ache or maybe a hang nail, your body is working beautifully. Nurture it. Appreciate it. And take care of it. Because it's the only one you're going to get!

Photo Credit: Kinda Arzon

Lisa Druxman

Idea monkey who loves dark coffee, yummy breakfasts, quick workouts and long meditations. Sharing my answers about life and motherhood as I'm figuring it all out.

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