When you’re working in certain industries, the mad rush of the festive season comes around at least twice a year because in addition to the Christmas holiday season, there’s just as much restlessness and fidgetiness when the financial year-end approaches. Accountants and other colleagues working in the financial division seem to take centre-stage in a race to get all the numbers balanced, while the rest of us get to enjoy a little bit more of a relaxed corporate environment.
On one such occasion management had us enrolled in a series of team building corporate events to capitalise on all the restless energy in the air and a colleague of mine sparked a long conversation about the relevance of eating healthily and exercising when he spotted me choosing some of the healthier options of snacks made available by the Flavours office catering team, which was tasked with the catering.
My colleague went on about how dedicating one’s life to eating and living healthily often just turns out to be a waste of time, citing stories of a super-fit gym rat who died as a result of being involved in a car accident and of a couple of health nuts who went on to develop serious illnesses, one of which was cancer. The argument then pointed to living healthily being pointless, which is rather sad because I think people who think this way are missing the point completely.
Besides eating healthy foods, putting your body through some rigorous physical challenges can be a lot of fun too. I personally enjoy the post-workout pain that comes with the build-up of lactic acid in my muscles, especially if I go for a massage at a health spa afterwards. Spas offering massage therapy in Boulder, or someplace nearby can not only help alleviate the post-workout discomfort but also offer a profound sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Incorporating personal hygiene into this lifestyle is equally important. Regular showering, cleansing, and maintaining oral health are not only fundamental for personal well-being but also enhance the post-exercise experience. Freshening up after a workout not only boosts confidence but also ensures that the body remains healthy and free from potential skin or hygiene-related issues.
After an intense workout, a refreshing shower not only washes away sweat but also revitalizes the body, leaving you feeling invigorated. It’s a simple yet effective way to remove dirt and bacteria that can accumulate during exercise, reducing the risk of skin irritation and breakouts.
Maintaining oral hygiene is also an integral part of overall well-being. Engaging in intensive physical activities often triggers increased saliva production, which, if left unattended, can introduce unique oral hygiene challenges. These challenges arise from the changes in the oral environment that occur post-exercise, making regular check-ups and dental cleaning in Olney or elsewhere even more crucial.
These practices ensure that your body remains free from potential skin, hygiene, or dental-related concerns, allowing you to fully enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Keep in mind that living healthily and choosing to take care of your body and mind is not about chasing immortality. The aim is not to live forever, but rather to be as healthy as possible for as long as you live, quite frankly because there’s a difference between a healthy body and an unhealthy one. There’s a huge difference.
A healthy body recovers much quicker from those illnesses which manage to break through the barrier of a strong immune system that comes with being healthy and you just enjoy life’s simple pleasures more. You don’t get out of breath from just walking up a flight of stairs, you have more energy which is produced by the body in a natural and safe way, and you just generally function better as a biological being that interacts seamlessly with your environment. Furthermore, a healthy body is also better equipped to handle stress, which is a major cause of illnesses. A healthy lifestyle also helps to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.