Giving your body and mind a break

5 Jan

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” – Irish Proverb

For 16 hours a day, you drive your body hard. You put pressure on joints for hours on end, you expose it to who knows what kinds of germs and bacteria, you put it under major strain and stress, you demand everything it can do and some things that it can’t. Let your body have the other 8 hours to itself. It’s earned it. After a long day, your body needs to heal and recover. Let your muscles and joints take a break. Your immune system needs strengthened and cannot always be stretched to its limits. Your body has a way of letting you know when it’s not getting the rest it needs–it wears down and feels fatigued. And eventually it breaks down. So do everything you can to pay your body back by getting a good dose of sleep. It will love you for it.
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