Thursday, October 05, 2006
Try a change
Yesterday, I spent the day with colleagues, having a self-care day. A day partly spent with a Native Elder in an Aboriginal Centre in Ottawa, then eating a great lunch and doing craft - making a dream catcher. Totally relaxing and fun day.
I could not understand last evening why I was so tired after a fun day. Then it dawned on me. I had not taken my usual 20 minutes swim or walk break at lunch time and I had also not eaten my usual 5 - 7 portions of vegetables and fruits and, I had let myself become dehydrated. I only drank one small 4 oz glass of water at lunch time, instead of the litre or so I normally drink during the day.
Conclusion: No matter what your day entails, a break at lunch time is necessary to bring oxygen to your cells and increase your energy, what you eat matters and your body needs water.
Marguerite Tennier, M.A.