So instead of seeing each system in my body as separate, I am now seeing them more as a synchronized whole. I used to think that I should exercise to keep my heart healthy so it will continue to pump blood efficiently and that was it. But I know now that if my heart is damaged, it also effects my lungs. And if my lungs aren't functioning properly, then another system will be out of whack. It's a domino effect! This thought has been such a good reminder for me to live a healthy, active life. To take care of this body God gave me-- cause it's the only one I get.
For now the main areas I am working on are to exercise at least three times a week, drink more water, and get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. I am also wanting to add healthier meals to our weekly menu. These are goals-- some weeks I meet the goal, and other weeks I don't. This last week was one of the "don'ts." Being at the hospital a lot of my spare time has resulted in many nights of eating out, no exercise, and inconsistent sleep. And I am feeling it tonight. I feel sluggish, tired and drained. But tomorrow starts a new week. And I plan on getting back on track.
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