Self-care is an ongoing process
Here in this blogpost I will guide you into some different ways of self-care. Technology can help you with these issues and also treat your torso with respect and last but not least, give back to your feet for supporting you. Self-care is an ongoing process.
Technology That Can Help You with Self Care
With technology becoming more and more widespread every year, it’s no surprise that many devices and apps have been created with the intention of helping you with your goals of self-care.
Taking advantage of technology is highly recommended, because it allows you to simplify certain things and do others that you might not have been able to do by yourself, which could even save you money in the long run.
First off, you’ve got your apps. There are all kinds of free apps available for your smart phone that can help you really take your self-care routine to the next level. For example, if you’re trying to work on your diet, it can be so difficult to keep track of what calories you’ve eaten and how many carbs versus how many proteins, and so on.
There are apps available that you can use to track your food, which will give you instantly accessible information on what all you ate, how many calories, how many calories you should be eating, and so on.
There are also plenty of apps that can help with your mental health, as well. For example, if you wanted to get into journaling, but you didn’t feel like busting out a pen and paper every night to detail how you’re feeling, you can use very simplified apps to help.
These apps let you simply input what emotions you’re feeling that day along with a short blurb, which can be easily accessed by you over time to see how you’ve progressed. There are many physical devices meant to help you with self-care as well.
If you intended to have massages as a part of your physical health routine, then you’ve probably considered the cost of always having to get a massage. Instead, simple devices can be added to regular chairs to turn them into massage chairs.
These might be a little expensive up front, but that can save you tons of money in the long run. Another device that could help your mental health is a simple noise machine. You can get machines that generate soothing noises, tones, and background white noise.
One of the most difficult parts of meditation is sitting there in the silence, because you’re afraid you’ll hear something and break concentration. With this, you’ll be able to focus without worrying about hearing anything else, because this will be providing ample background noise that isn’t overly distracting.
Treat Your Torso Right with a Strategic Self Care Routine
Your torso is an extremely important part of your body. So much important stuff is harbored here: your heart, your lungs, your digestive organs, your arms, and so on. There’s a lot going on in this part of the body, so you really need to treat it right in order to maintain a long, healthy life.
This includes internal organs as well as things like muscles and bones. First, you need to take care of your heart and everything involved with it, also known as your cardiovascular system.
When you exercise this part of your body to keep it functioning, this is simply known as cardio. If you’re not already aware, cardio involves getting your blood pumping and heart rate up, usually by running.
Cardio can be absolutely necessary to maintaining a good and healthy heart. It can help you avoid running out of breath as easily and can also help your lungs. Another important component of the torso is your digestive system.
This includes your stomach, intestines, and more. In general, we tend not to think about our digestive systems, but you should certainly be paying attention to yours. Without proper diet, not only will you gain weight excessively, but you’ll also end up having trouble with bowel movements, also known simply as constipation.
This can be a minor annoyance when you’re a young adult, but as time goes on, it can be a serious complication. One part of your body that you might be prone to having problems with is your back.
Your back is one of the more sensitive, but also important parts of your body. A bad back can completely immobilize someone, so maintaining a healthy back is very important.
Most notably, you should be maintaining good posture and stretching regularly to avoid the chance of any potential injuries. Of course, there are a lot of muscles in your upper body.
Your chest, biceps, triceps, deltoids, laterals, and more are all housed here. While it’s not expected for everyone to be all bulky like a bodybuilder, working these muscles out definitely helps maintain your body in the long run.
If they don’t go to use, then before you know it you might be struggling with things like lifting up slightly heavy objects. In general, it’s just a good rule of thumb to use parts of your body regularly to help them avoid getting stale and out of shape.
Your Legs Support You So Return the Favor
You might often go through life underestimating just how important your legs are for you, up until a certain point. Usually, this is when your joints start to hurt, and moving around isn’t as nice or easy as it used to be.
Depending on how well you take care of your legs, they will last you a lot longer in life than if you neglect their care and put a lot of stress and wear and tear on them. First, you need to understand how to take care of your joints.
Your joints are typically the first parts of your legs that will fail you, such as your ankles, knees, and your hips or pelvis. To maintain good care of your joints, you want to have a more active lifestyle.
Sedentary lifestyles can lead to your joints becoming weak due to a lack of use. You’re definitely going to want to remain active if you want your joints to stay strong. Another important aspect of taking care of your legs is, of course, regular exercise.
Not only does this keep your joints strong, but it also increases blood flow and circulation in your legs, ensuring that they stay healthy. Running and jogging will keep good circulation running through your legs, decreasing the chances of any possible injuries or anything like that in the future.
Working out your legs can also help increase their longevity, but you have to be careful. If you work out with your legs incorrectly or push them too hard, you can actually end up damaging your joints or muscles.
But as long as everything is done correctly, you’ll be fine. There are tons of exercises that you can do to make your legs stronger and more toned. For example, many people like to do squats.
This develops a ton of muscle around your quadriceps and glutes, making it a very efficient method of building muscle on your legs. There are also a ton of machines that you can find at gyms to help you work out your calves, hamstrings, and even your hip abductors and adductors.
Whatever you choose to do, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re regularly taking care of your legs by rolling them out after an exercise using a foam roller, and even possibly getting leg massages. This helps decrease the amount of soreness you feel afterwards. Self-care is an ongoing process.
Erlend Sølvberg, wellness blogger