7 Tips For Achieving Fitness For the Caregiver

Want to feel younger and taller?

If you are providing care for another, that proposes a significant challenge for many reasons.

*your time is often not your own

*back pain due to physical labor contributes to your feeling hunched over

*caregivers tend to be selfless givers, there is only so much of you to go around

If YOU are at the bottom of your list, the day may be over before you ever get around to taking care of you.

Build a foundation of fitness. You CAN keep your youthful strength and posture. The senior you, will thank you.

Develop a few healthy habits and make finding balance your goal, your strength and posture will be great for years to come.

7 Tips To Be Fit

1. Get enough sleep.

The fuel you burn is electricity. You only create this energy when you are in deep sleep.

2. Drink only water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and herbal tea.

Anything else you can think of to drink is probably not a good idea. When you drink water with anything dissolved in it, you are making more work for your body. Pure water is the best way to meet your bodies immediate needs.

Fresh fruit juice is the only way you can orally hydrate faster than drinking water. The water content in fresh juice is actually easier for your body to use. The plant does some of the work for you.

If you can not stay alert without stimulants, then you should start at tip one again. If you can’t sleep, try weaning yourself off of stimulants. You may find that you have to sleep for a week. Catching up on that sleep debt you didn’t realize you had, will make a huge improvement in your health.

3. Sit in quiet stillness for the first 10 to 30 minutes everyday.

Your intuition knows what you need. If you spend time with yourself (just waiting for your thoughts) each day, you will create exactly what you need in any circumstance.

Breathe deeply while you relax completely. When you return to your busy life, you will be much more grounded and in touch with your Natural Brilliance.

4. See yourself as strong and confident.

Once you spend time with yourself, you will know better what you want. Next, take time to visualize exactly how it feels to experience what you want. Take care to picture every detail. See it, hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it…sense it.

5. Stretch your range of motion just a bit everyday.

Flexibility is the place to begin building YOUR triangle of fitness. Stretching will help to prevent injuries, and make you feel better all by its.

When you increase your range of motion, you elevate your mood. Stretching movements literally cause increased brain activity. It’s the healthiest high money can’t buy.

6. Move without stopping for as long as you can, taking care to respect your limits.

Endurance is the second side to YOUR fitness triangle. Slow and steady wins the race! The secret is to keep moving, don’t stop!

When you can go further with less discomfort, you know you are gaining endurance. Be encouraged! With endurance, you can go the distance, and give life a run for its’ money!

7. Cultivate strength.

The secret here is resistance. Lifting your arms above your head and taking the stairs are two great ways to add a little strength training to your day. You can fit weight lifting into your day in simple ways or hit the gym.

In order to keep your bones, you will need to build your muscles. Building muscle can even reverse osteoporosis!

Strength is the third side to YOUR fitness triangle. When you find balance between flexibility, endurance, and strength you will have reached the top of the fitness mountain.

Enjoy the view.