Our body can tell us so much if we are open to listen. Could that tight shoulder show you that you use your right arm a bit more than you need to, or your letting stress take over? Taking time to connect to your body is crucial to create a loving relationship with your body.
Tracy's Tip: 5 Ways to Release Discomfort in Your Body
Find a style of movement that suits your body AND personality. What do you enjoy doing? If running on a treadmill makes you cringe then DON'T DO IT. If a relaxed walk works better for, then start there. According to chopra.com: "You can actually overdo certain types of workouts—excessive levels of physical exertion can create oxidative stress in your body. So when you’re tracking progress, focus on getting the most tangible, visible results for a toned, fit body—not on total hours spent at the gym."
Incorporate twisting into any workout. Twisting helps massage your internal organs and detox your system. Try some easy yoga twists for daily use.
Drink lots and lots of water. Sometimes our aches and pains are just dehydration. Determine how much water you should consume here.
Soak in Epsom salt baths once a week and then apply essential oils topically to problem areas. My favorite muscle blend is Deep Blue (I prefer the deep blue rub) from doTERRA.
In the morning jump up and down on the balls of your feet for 30 seconds or longer to activate your lymph system and energy reserves. (You can also do this during your mid-day slump). Also, do not sit for more than 30 minutes without a movement break. Dry skin brushing before your jumps can also active lymph and energy.