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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

One thing I've learned since I've been living the Sparkpeople way is to listen to what my body is telling me. I used to pay little attention to what it was saying about how much I needed to eat or when it really wanted to move. I would eat something when what my body really needed was more rest. I would spend all day sitting, when what my body was trying to tell me was it needed to move.

Now I make sure I get 8 hrs of sleep a night and sometimes take a nap in the afternoon, so I know my body is getting plenty of rest. After I've been working at the computer a while, my body wants to go for a walk, so I listen and walk at least 30 min. each day. When I get back from my walk, my body tells me I need to drink at least l6 oz. of water, so I get my large 2 cup glass and sip on water till it's all gone. When I leave Jazzercise after dancing for an hour, my body tells me I need a snack, so I have low sodium crackers and low fat cheese or some other healthy snack.

It's amazing how smart my body has turned out to be when I really listen to it. What is your body trying to tell you?
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  • MONTY68
    What a great blog about listening to our body. You gave some great examples of how by listening to your body, that you made better decisions on what you were doing. Thank you for sharing this.

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    2894 days ago
    It's good to be intune with your body. emoticon
    2894 days ago
    To listen...
    2894 days ago
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