“Living with the mindset ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ may get one there quite a bit faster…”
Wise words were written by Joe De Sena in his book “Spartan Up!”
Sleeping poorly, eating poorly, and not taking care of our body has negative physical and emotional repercussions.
Humans need about 8 hours of sleep every night. These days, it’s become a badge of pride to live on little sleep.
As Arianna Huffington, of Huffington Post fame, said: “We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis!”
Lack of sleep ends up catching up with the person and can cause many illnesses and disorders.
The human body is a vessel for our soul.
We are soul having a human experience. We are not a body having a human experience.
We need to take care of our bodies, our systems. If you take good care of it, you can God willing expect to be in a better healthy shape.
We’re not talking about major lofty goals. We are talking about making sure not to abuse our systems, not to eat things that pull you down, not to deprive yourself of sleep, etc.
Did you know that our body needs to work physically overtime to digest food that we overeat? The energy we use to digest food is energy that should have been going to the brain.
The brain is only 2% mass of our body, yet it uses 25% of our energy. The brain needs all the energy it can get!
Our body has so many things running at once. The heart, the liver, the stomach, and all systems take up energy.
Our mind is trying to preserve energy where necessary. This means that when we eat lighter food it gives more clarity to our brain!
Then we need exercise which floods our system with adrenaline and all good chemicals that help fuel our system. Exercise is also a natural cure for many ailments like: obesity, depression, anxiety, and even ADHD.
Treat your body kindly.
Have a healthy day ahead!