self care

September 30, 2018

There are a variety of reasons why we don’t get the care we deserve. Energy Fitness personal trainers, massage therapist and energy healing practitioners act as an extension of providing self-care to Memphis area residents.

For many, the challenge with self-care may have to do with money and the lack of health insurance and for others it’s just the attitude “I’ll do it later, I’m to busy or it’s boring and I’m fine attitude.”  I remember a few years back when my husband was working on his rental flipping business and we had terrible insurance with high deductibles with not a ton of benefits. We just got by with the basics and paid out of pocket for the rest. Whatever your reason for putting off taking care of yourself why not evaluate the reasons behind it and start becoming your own best health detective and find health partners that don’t just tell you what to do but act as a team member for your good health.

Your health is a priority that matters.
Get in the habit of practicing Great Self-Care as you deserve it!

I’ve both paid for and bartered my skills for years for the services of others, such as a massage, facial, or a haircut. It’s quite liberating to take care of yourself and feel amazing.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Is there a health-related issue that your’re concerned about?  I’ve known clients and individuals wait for years for a suspicious lump or more checked, out of fear it might be bad news. Getting checked out gives you peace of mind instead of the fear lurking always around the corner.
  2. Do your teeth need to be straightened, or are your feet so sore you limit yourself to only one type of shoes?  A loved one in my family always hated their crooked teeth and finally decided to get them fixed and is so much happier and more confident.
  3. Are you overdue for a routine maintenance appointment? Consider this a checklist or a test in which you should score at least an 80 due to the 80/20 principle. 80% of the time do what’s right and healthy so that you don’t have to scrape and climb your way to the top when sickness or other circumstances happen.
  4. Are you making sleep a priority? Are you getting at least 7 hours EVERY night or at least 5 days a week? This is a must for brain health and muscle recovery. Sleep is a high priority in our household!

Answer the take stock of  your health quiz below to see your action items:

___Have you had a physical in the past 12 months?

___Have you had an eye exam in the past 24 months?

___Is a trip to the dentist in order?

___How’s your back? Could a massage therapist or good chiropractor be what you need?

___Are you happy with your hair or has the same person cut/colored it for years? I just switched to and do those pesky grays myself for dirt cheap

___Have you had a manicure or a pedicure lately? I’d rather do this myself and actually have to force myself to do this as I can’t stand to sit still long enough to have a professional do it.

___How about a facial? It may seem like a luxury, trust me- as you get older, you’ll be glad that you’ve taken good care of your skin.

___Is it time or a mammogram or prostate screening?

___Do you workout? having a scheduled block of time devoted to you makes you stick with it. 

___Do you know how to exercise properly for your body? If not consider hiring a personal trainer

___Do you eat healthy and not too big of portions or too late at night? consider hiring a nutrition coach or reading some books with great reviews and see what works for your body type and personality

___Do you stretch to counter all the sitting we do? Sitting for extended periods of time is bad for your health regardless of if you ran 6 miles this morning.

___Do you practice mindfulness or meditation? It’s amazing what even 5 minutes can do for your mental state

These are just a few examples of basic body care areas that, when handled, go a long way in supporting our emotional and physical self-care as well as keep you aging gracefully.

Remember that today’s choices become tomorrows circumstances.

We do our best to coach our clients to think of their health as the decisions they make today pointing their lives in the directions they want to head. 

Interested in the services at Energy Fitness? 

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We also have all natural spray tanning, hyponotherapy, past life regression, life between lives and energy work.

Here’s how you can reach us:

Voicemail or Text 901-466-6242

Energy Fitness, 552 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103