In the past 2 years as I have become a runner, I've learned some things about body-sensing as I run -- taking a physical head-to-toe inventory as I am running, to stay relaxed, to maintain good form, etc. It has been a great help, and feels very Zen.
Just recently I have been noticing this flowing over to other areas of my days. Like, if I eat a big bowl of ice cream 30 minutes before I go to bed, I don't sleep well, because of the sugar rush. If I drink 2-3 glasses of water within an hour or so of going to bed, then I have to get up to pee in the middle of the night. But if I allow myself to go a few hours after eating & drinking before going to bed, I sleep much better.
And if I eat nutritious foods in healthy portion sizes, I have more energy and feel better throughout the day.
I'm almost 45 and I'm just now figuring that out? DUH! LOL!
Better late than never,