My body is a vessel – the vessel that carries me through my life. Therefore, if I expect to maneuver through all of the joys, sorrows, opportunities and challenges I may encounter along the way, I best take good care of it!
A few years ago, I read a quote, something to the effect of what I just wrote above. I can’t remember the exact words so I guess I won’t worry about acknowledging the author – whose name I don’t remember. But, the essence of the quote has stayed with me. I googled body/vessel to see if I could find the quote, with no success. I did, however, find several other such mentions including some Biblical references to the body as a vessel. Some of those verses referred to the body being the vessel that houses the spirit. I can go along with that also – important to provide a safe spot for my spirit.
I have several activities I feel are important for keeping my body in good working order.
- getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night
- exercising regularly – for me that means walking and sessions on the elliptical machine three to four times a week
- maintaining a healthy diet (most of the time)
- drinking lots of water each day (some of this is in the form of green tea)
- getting monthly full-body massages
- scheduling chiropractic adjustments every 6 weeks or so
I know there are other points that could be included in a list of wise things to do to keep a body going, but I focus most on the ones I mentioned above. Adhering to these activities regularly has served me well. I am a very healthy senior who, so far, needs no daily prescription medications; and, for the most part, I can still keep up with my two grandsons (6 years old and 9 years old) even so much as occasionally shooting baskets, or playing whiffle ball in the back yard with them.
I may elaborate on the topics mentioned above in future blogs because I do feel all are so very important. For now, I thought I’d just let you know what helps me “ignore the wind” and keep my vessel afloat.