So... last entry was on mental stretching and having a somewhat wider worldview and bigger picture intact. This one will be on the physical part: exercising, moving and doing.
Anything: walking, running, swimming, yoga, jogging, climbing, boxing, lifting... What do you do, what is your favorite? Do you do it separately or just combine it with your daily activities, like - walking your dog longer, maybe your work requires running or walking, constant moving? Is it your profession: sports or do you just go swimming in the local water place doesn't matter if it's cold or warm outside? What best results have you hit yet? What is it you want to achieve? I just love to move, if I don't move, it seems like I'm dying, the brain doesn't get enough oxygen, no endorphins, and the mood gets way too low. Do you overwork, or over-exercise often? How many lazy days do you have in a week? All this is so exciting :D
I love swimming BTW, what are your fav sports? Someone uses smart bracelets?
Maybe you play competitive sports: football, baseball, rugby. Martial arts? In martial arts, I think it's an important tool for self-competence in a manner not to fight but knowing that you actually can do it: fight, means your tension in a bit, say, awkward situations might be lower or not exist. BTW, just a thought, but some guys are really good at verbalizing themselves out of trouble, that's good protection as well. Team sports also bring some communication into the place, which is always a healthy daily exercise as well + in the warmer season it might bring you out into the sun - important too.
And shortly on diet: I am not exactly sure about younger people, since I ate drunk and used all sorts of sh***t, so is it interesting to them, I am not sure. Still.. the younger you start to build up the biological system we call the body, the longer and happier it will last. Again, in dieting I never met anyone, who has it sorted completely, diets that people I met used: vegan, vegetarian, keto, Mediterranean, fasting, intermediate fasting, raw food, fruitarian, raw vegan, water diet-detox days in intervals, tea diet-detox in intervals, gluten-free diet and I guess, that is it. Usually, people, who are more aware and conscious about, what they eat and how much, are counting calories a bit, eating less fatty and sugary food, and trying to exercise. There are many indicators of, what is ok and not so much on the labels of the products as well: red, yellow, and green coloring of fat, sugar, and salt in the product can tell you, what to pick best, especially knowing this limit for kcal/day for an adult - 2500. For some hours eating doesn't matter, for others eating in the evening is a slow torture sentence in fast-evolving obesity. Some mixed stuff: eating some particular diet, not exceeding a particular number of kcal/day, doing some fasting too. I think like in exercising there is anything adjusted to a person. Never mind that, if too strict, you can end up losing your healthy style constantly because natural ways of our psyche need freedom and constant restriction that can't vary, and having days off seems like a prison, I wouldn't suggest that.
And a few words on addictive substances like nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine. Not long ago even doctors claimed that nicotine is healthy in small amounts (well not so long ago Sun was turning around Earth, so no surprises), so now it's still believed alcohol and especially caffeine is healthy in considerate portions too... Again, I'm not telling you to be perfect but if you use something, never judge anyone self-medicating on heroin, since the point is the same everywhere: if you can't calm down and stay uplifted without your "small sins", the other person can't too... although judging, in general, is a hard thing to handle. Stay healthy, stay clean, and let your energy brighten your and your friend's day. Whoop whoop!!! fella or a gal, whoop whoop :P
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