What is the best way to be in a good shape?
Having an endometriosis has taught me how to take care of my body. Changing my diet helped me manage my endo pain, which meant I could get out of bed again. Getting out of bed meant I was able to exercise again. Exercising helped manage my depression and symptoms connected to my chronic pain.
I know that exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing, and there are some inappropriate exercises that may worsen your current symptoms, but returning to exercise post diagnosis can be important for both your physical and mental health!
After I born my baby I had to think about my 26 kilos more…I’ve been really lucky because it take me only six months to get rid of them.
So here is the deal…
That is my secret weapon
They say having a baby in the winter is the best….but if you live in Bulgaria it could be a bit difficult. We have really cold winter and a bad air pollution. So bringing my newborn baby outside wasn’t such a good idea. The first two months we had to stay at home. Our first days outside have been really hard for me, I was so tired, sleepy, dizzy… but my only chance to spend more time outside walking was to go to the park. Soon I had a set daily routine – three hours walking in the park and 30 minutes exercises at home. Of course the food diet is also super important. But if you check my bio you will see what I have to eat more or less. I promise soon I will make a list with my food regime.
Once the summer arrived and I moved to the seaside (we have a small house there). There is no park here, but I have the entire beach…walking barefoot on the beach has so many benefits. (I know all the risks of too much sun exposure, but getting some rays is not always so bad)
Requires more efforts than walking fast or even jogging
Did you know that?
Yep, that’s all true…your muscles and tendons work really harder as your foot moves around the beach, and they use 1.6 times more energy. Upps, I almost forgot to tell you that you can burn 20 to 50 percent more calories than you would walking at the same pace on a hard surface.
And don’t forget that walking barefoot on the beach is one of the best ways reconnects you to the nature’s beauty.
Firstly let’s take a look what says the science. I found this interesting study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, author J. Aaron Hipp, Ph.D., environmental health expert and assistant professor at the Brown School, pointed to the restorative environment of the beach.
“Studies have shown that natural environments like beaches and waterfront parks offer more restorative benefits to people than gyms, entertainment venues and the built urban environment”
He also suggest that we require specific conditions in that beachside environment to achieve the fully-desired restorative effect.
“Mild temperature days and low tides offer the most restorative environments when visiting the beach”
The sun is my new best friend
When I was a kid I spend the entire summer on the seaside. I’m not afraid of the sun. Because it could be your new best friend.
The explanation is so clear – usually when you walk on the beach (mostly during the summer) your skin is directly exposed to the sun. And our body starts to make vitamin D. That vitamin tool helps with calcium absorption and building strong bones. Okay, now you can tell me that you are not such a big fan of sun and beach. Understand that, but you only need 10 minutes per day and your fine with your daily sun dose. In short, enjoy the sun but always protect your skin – wear protective clothes, apply sunscreen.
Sand like a natural exfoliant
Now I would like to explain you why I am in love with the beach sand. It is a natural exfoliant.
So, let me ask you something…when you go home after a long day on the beach…how do you feel your feet? Do you find your soles really soft? The finer the sand, the better the exfoliation.
But don’t try this with your face, please.
It is important to exfoliate your body because you are simultaneously stripping away dead skin cells, thereby making your skin soft to the touch, and also allowing your pores to breathe better, making it less likely for you to get break outs. You can do this twice a week…so who is coming on the beach with me?
Walking barefoot on the send:
- -you are grounding with the Earth, absorbing its electrons
- -you are relaxing
- -helps to reduce your stress
- -sand is a great source of magnesium
Sea water is a natural drug and medicine
Don’t forget to enjoy also the sea water. It can be a natural drug and medicine. It stimulates our body and promotes the feeling of well-being that surfers very well know. The only thing that sea water does not do is hydrate your body.
Sea water contains high levels of various minerals — including magnesium, potassium and iodine — which may help fight infection, offer therapeutic effects, and potentially help the body heal and detoxify. Swimming is linked to decreased stress and increased sense of well-being.
Sea water is also a natural cosmetic for your skin:
- Magnesium helps moisturise the skin and reduce inflammation, making it look fresh and vibrant.
- Seawater also help to relieve stress, relax your muscles, promote deep sleep and spiritually cleanse your aura.
- Swimming in the sea can actively improve your health and wellness with calming immersion and sunshine exposure.
- Seawater is great for blood circulation in our bodies, from it’s nutrient mix and physical exertion when exercising.
Take care, beautiful soul!