Is your body healthy? Being made in the image and likeness of God means your body matters. When you care for your body, you are glorifying God, you are being a good witness and you are equipping yourself to sustainably do what God has planned for you.
Below are 3 simple practices you could embrace to help you care for your body through rhythms of exercise, sleep and healthy alcohol consumption...
1. Get A Good Night’s Sleep — It goes without saying… Sleep is awesome! It enables your body to repair itself and be fit and ready for another day. A healthy rhythm of sleep would consist of at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Sleep well, live well.
2. Drink Less Alcohol — Alcohol can become an easy source of comfort after a big day. Create an intentional rhythm that limits your intake, allows you to feel what you are truly feeling, and ultimately keeps you in control. You may choose to have a drink every third day, or only on weekends.
3. Exercise Daily — The proven benefits of daily exercise are extensive! Weight loss, increased energy and reduced stress are just a few. A healthy exercise rhythm can be as simple as a daily run around the block, a 30-minute walk or a serious HIIT class. Whatever you choose, choose to do it often.
We’ve all had grand ‘new year resolutions’ which have fallen flat quickly. A healthy physical rhythm isn’t about reaching perfection quickly. It is about committing to growth over time. Commit to outworking your new rhythm for a month and see how it feels.