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Chapter 14 To be at your best

The reason for creating a habitat for health is to help you be at your best, with the energy and vitality to do the things in life you need and want to do. Your body is the vehicle that carries you through life and everything you do. Once it breaks down and stops functioning as it should, you cease to be available to others. When you are too busy your health is often the first thing you will de-prioritise while you focus on what needs to be done at home and at work. It is important to listen and take notice of what your body needs to nourish itself, and to tap into the people who can help you.

Get physical

Physical fitness is a vital component of our health. We put our body under pressure, demanding that it sustain us through some pretty heavy punishment. In return, too many of us are not giving our bodies the love and attention or the fuel they need and deserve.

It is important to listen and take notice of what your body needs to nourish itself, and to tap into the people who can help you.

We all know the importance of being physically fit. I'm not talking about workout fitness to make us musclebound or ripped. I am talking about being well, having the energy, the stamina and the strength to carry us comfortably through the day.

Is your body allowing you to move through your day with gusto? Do you have the mental focus to do the work you need to? Are you giving it the fuel it needs and the rest it deserves?

Through the media we are constantly ...

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