QUIZ: How bodywise are you?
4 ways you can be more bodywise
While listening to your body is a fundamental part of being bodywise, there is important information about our bodies we can’t sense like blood pressure or high cholesterol, says Dr Carlton Abrams.
Sensing, feeling and discerning what your body is trying to tell you is the key point of being bodywise, but you’ll need to practise.
One cause of weight gain is eating when you’re not hungry – becoming more bodywise can stop this. “For the next three days, when you feel the need to eat ask yourself – am I actually hungry or am I bored, anxious, sad or angry, or just eating from habit?“ says Dr Carlton Abrams.
We have a tendency to try and ignore things that make us feel bad, but repressed emotions are linked to health concerns including heart disease and pain. You don’t need to wallow in misery to let them out, though.