Welcome to the Arrow Tip Tuesday series! Every Tuesday, I provide a simple, actionable tip that you can apply to enhance your athletic endeavors and life.
Today’s Arrow Tip: Bathe Your Insides
Have you ever stood next to someone at the gym who sprayed copious amounts of cologne or perfume on their body in an attempt to mask their odor? It’s not a pleasant sensory experience. To avoid being THAT person, most of us have developed a habit of showering. We understand that properly washing our bodies is a necessary component to our hygiene. Yet, we give so much attention to our extremities when in actuality our insides are the real MVP’s.
Properly functioning internal organs, muscles, bones, and cells are what allow us to perform every single one of our daily actions. When we sleep, our body enters metabolic maintenance mode and moves waste out of our system. Upon waking, this junk is still floating around in our system. We are also dehydrated. When we are lacking high quality hydration, our circulation starts to thin out and our blood gets congested leading to headaches and low energy.
Drinking water right when we wake up flushes out those toxins and allow us to regain hydration. It’s such a simple way to kickstart your day and will leave you feeling revitalized and ready to Arrow Live it up.
Arrow Tip: Before hitting the hay, set a tall glass of water (24-32 ounces is clutch) near your bed. If you’re feeling fancy, spice it up with some lemon or fresh mint leaves. Then sip on that upon awaking. Shawn Stevenson, from The Model Health Show Podcast (great podcast if you’re into health and fitness) calls this habit taking an “inner bath.”
Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!
p.s although I believe inner baths are superior to external cleansing, I (and your peers) still recommend showering every once in a while. But if you chose not to, that’s totally cool too. No judgements here. You do you.
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