Healthy Action Step of the Day: Listen to Your Body

Photo of water spraying out the side of frayed kitchen sprayer hose

Listen to your body. Listen to what your body is telling you or one day you’ll wake up like this kitchen sprayer – frayed to the point of broken. It had been weakening and fraying for weeks, maybe even months, and we noticed it but didn’t do anything about it. Then one day my husband said, “We really need to get somebody to come look at that or it’s going to break soon.” I said okay but didn’t call anyone the next day. Two days later, the sprayer head and kitchen faucet didn’t work because the hose was completely frayed, and water was now spraying out the sides. 

Our bodies are like that. They give us hints that we need to be stretched and need to move more. They give us signals that they didn’t feel right after what we ate for dinner. They outright tell us with tight backs and shoulders that we’re carrying around too much stress. But most of us don’t pick up on these subtle cues or if we do, we don’t do anything about them. Until the morning we wake up, and we’re downright sick or worse – facing a major health crisis. 

Don’t end up like my kitchen sprayer. Listen to what your body is telling you and act on it before it simply doesn’t work right any more.

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