Jul 31 2017
The Body Loves Routine- Part 2
Azima Wellness Talks 10/2017
Our Body Loves Routine
In the first part of this continuing series on our body routine, we found our body operations follow the circadian clock. To improve your wellness, master and operate within this rhythm.
We are not made to sleep during the day and work at night . Any job that keeps you awake from 10 P.M – 4 A.M is messing up with your health. Our body is made to operate within a predetermined cycle though it can be reprogrammed if you adopt a different timing consistently over time..On waking up every morning, you should start with a workout to send a strong signal to your cells and other organs that you have come alive. This is why we call our first meal breakfast .This means we’re breaking a fast.
We essentially get into a fasting mode when we switch off to sleep and the body slows down most activities. It is advisable to follow a systematic procedure when you wake up to answer to a call of nature.
Do not jump out of bed in a hurry. Always wake up and seat on the bed for half a minute, then lower your legs to the floor and allow another half minute for blood to flow into your system before you stand up to walk to the washroom.
Many people have been diagnosed to have got a stroke because they jumped out of bed to rush to the bathroom due to low blood supply to the brain during sleep. It is recommended to follow this script on waking up from deep sleep.
Allow 2 hours after a solid meal to go to the gym for workouts. Digestion process requires a lot of blood to supply oxygen and carry nutrients absorbed to the cells and other organs.This is why you feel sleepy soon after a heavy meal. It’s advisable not to engage in heavy activities after a meal and sit upright to allow for digestion.
After you have done your work out, allow your body to cool down to your normal body temperature and heart beats before you hit the shower.
In the shower, start pouring water on your feet, then the middle body before you come to the head. Most people make the mistake to start with the head which is very dangerous because when you are standing, blood flow goes to the legs and very little in the head. It is exposing yourself to danger if you splash water on the head first. Start with the legs upwards.
After the shower and dressing up, you can proceed to your breakfast table to enjoy your meal.