Listen to Your Body

Listen to Your Body

In Health & Fitness, Knowledge, Motivation by Cliff Green

I love to workout, exercise, stretch and do anything and everything that will make me feel and look healthy. I love the energy it gives me. I love that after a workout feeling; you know that feeling you get when your muscles are tight and that tightness tells you that you just put in some work. It’s a wonderful feeling. So wonderful that I often tell myself that I should start working out again, right after I have just finished working out. But as I have grown in years and hopefully wisdom, I have learned to relax and not be so Gung-ho all the time. I say that because there have been plenty of times in the past when I was working out and felt a minor pain and just continued to work through it, only to injure myself. The injury would put me on a hiatus from working out from anywhere between a week to a month.

I wrote this for those of you that love to workout as I do. You more than likely in your lifetime have been on a hiatus from working out due to an injury in which you would’ve have prevented, if you had only listened to your body. Those of you that workout and take care of yourselves physically, know that not working out or exercising is more painful mentally than the actual injury. That’s why these days, I listen to my body assess the situation. If my body tells me to stop, I do. By stopping I am preventing further injuries and giving my body the time it needs to heal. No injuries also mean no lost progress nor any mental strife.

There are some tweaks and twitches that can be stretched out and fixed right there on the spot. This message is situational. Always listen to your body before you listen to any music. Know your body’s rhythm and pace. Exercising without music is a great way to clear your mind and work through your own thoughts. I know some people say that they need music in order to go in, but what did people do before headphones and technology? I don’t know, this is just me trying to spread the ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) proverb of “Know ThySELF!”

Give me some feedback. What do you think? I know you have a story where you’ve injured yourself and was heated. Feel free to share them in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading!