Most people know who Tom Brady is; an American Quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and winner of six Superbowl championships. I recently heard him in an interview talking about what he does to maintain a healthy lifestyle and he commented:
“My body is an asset.”
Makes sense, coming from a super athlete that makes his living in sports. But it got me to thinking about how we view our own bodies – super athlete or not, is our body not an asset? Imagine what is happening behind the scenes to keep our bodies healthy. Did you know for example that:
- Our bodies automatically function to stabilize our body temperature.
- Our bodies have the ability to self-heal. Regeneration of damaged cells occur as we move throughout the day.
- The function of our heart is to pump blood throughout our body, bringing oxygen to our cells. In one day, it is averaged that our blood travels a total distance of 19,000 kms.
- It is estimated that our brain can hold five times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannia. The memory capacity in the average adult brain can store trillions of bytes of information.
This post doesn’t even touch on what how our skin, liver, and stomach do to help keep the miraculous function of our body in tact. Without us even paying attention.
Perhaps we can begin to view our bodies as assets; creating conscious choices in what we eat, how we move, the sleep we get. Feeding our comfort system through daily self-care, creating space for our bodies to relax and renew.
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