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Posted on Feb 13, 2017 in Education, Family, News, Relationships, Self Esteem

Love Yourself, Be Healthy

It’s Valentine’s Day. That day when we show those we care about how much we love them.

Do you ever stop and consider taking time to show yourself a bit of love, too? Keeping ourselves fit and healthy is the best gift we can give to ourselves – and to those we love.

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Healthy body, healthy mind

Loving yourself means caring for your needs in body and mind.

Some ways to do that are:

• Stay – or become – physically active. Do you have a desk job? How often do you get up to stretch your legs? Do you have a physically challenging job? How often do you take time to stretch or relax in a nice bath? Movement and stretching are helpful to keep your body healthy. Try wearing a pedometer to monitor your daily steps; add yoga or pilates to your daily routine.
• Get quality – and quantity – sleep. Are you getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night? If your mind won’t let you relax, try turning off all screens an hour before you go to sleep: phones, tablets, computers and televisions. Read a book (not on a tablet!), listen to music or try a sleep machine lull you to slumber with white noise or nature sounds.
• Healthy diet. Take a look at what you are eating. Use a log to track what you eat every day. Are you making good choices? Is your plate full of lean meats, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits? Do you keep the sugary snacks to a minimum? The foods we put in our bodies fuels our minds; choose wisely!

A chance to win a prize for your health journey

At Agor Behavioral Health Services, Inc., we believe in the connection between good mental health, physical fitness and a healthy diet. To help you on your healthy journey, comment on this blog post below and share it on Facebook for a chance to win a FitBit Zip, a sleep machine or an Amazon Gift Card; winners will be randomly chosen and announced on March 10, 2017.

Need more help?

The therapists at Agor Behavioral Health Services can help you make the connection between good mental health, physical fitness and a healthy diet.  Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your situation. Schedule an appointment by calling 630-621-5824 or send us a message.