Oh, yes – you read that right, it’s time for the shower hug. Women tend to be much more open to the shower hug than men when I explain this exercise, which I started practicing a while ago. Hear me out guys, I think the message is a good one. I call it the shower hug, and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
Making health and fitness funI don’t know why I started the shower hug rather than the kitchen hug or the middle of the living roomhug. Maybe because the bathroom is somewhat of a private place or maybe because the hot water is extra soothing, but either way, it’s tough to describe how awesome it is to just stop and give yourself a hug. Taking time to show appreciation for your bodyhelps to release any anxiety or stress you might be carrying. It sort of resets you and clears your mind of your worries because it centers you on one of the simplest, most comforting thoughts there is. You have this moment. This journey of life wouldn’t be possible without this physical body. And by being thankful for what you have, right down to your core level (standing naked in the shower), is exactly the kind of tiny adjustment that shifts our thinking about all things and help us to truly appreciate how fantastic it is to be active and live a healthy life.
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