Thursday, December 15, 2011
Live Healthy, Cope Better
As many of you know I often speak about the importance of self-care. That is, how important it is for us to get exercise, drink lots of water, get proper rest and eat balanced meals if we are going to be able to handle conflict in a positive way and bounce forward. If we don't take care of ourselves we won't be able to deal with daily stress and other challenges very effectively. Exercise helps us exert energy and positive endorphins which helps relieve stress. Water keeps our bodies hydrated so that our brains aren't sluggish and we can better respond to our environment. Proper rest works also helps keep our minds sharp, alert and focused on the task at hand. Balanced meals give us the right kind and right amount of energy so that we are always at peak operating potential. There is no argument, self care is essential to effective conflict resolution and peaceful living.
I know the basics of self care. Much of it is common sense. However, there are others, experts, that can help us go deeper and really apply the principles of self care to our lives. Just ask Tara Marie Segundo, M.A. She is Fitness Expert and Personal Trainer. a radio talk show host and TV personality, freelance writer published in several top health and fitness magazines, and Pro Natural Figure Competitor based in New York City. Tara Marie is an excellent source of information and inspiration for anyone that believes in the importance of taking care of themselves so that they can be the best they can be every day. Visit Tara Marie Segundo at http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveTM.htm to see hear this amazing woman share her knowledge and wisdom about self care.
We have so many demands placed on us everyday that it is easy to neglect ourselves. But, we need to make self care a habit if we are going to bounce forward and have healthy workplaces.