Maintain a Healthy Body and Mind.
Eating right, getting proper sleep, learning to relax – they’re all valuable in maintaining a healthy body and mind.
And most people don’t consider the importance of proper foods, exercising and common sense when it comes to taking care of our selves.
A womens health issue: WATER: Keeps your energy levels high.
Your body needs at least two pints of water a day to function well.
So drink up – and you’ll feel ready to tackle anything.
BREAKFAST: The most important meal of the day. Jump-start your body into action with a healthful meal of low-fat favorites, such as low-fat yogurt, fruit, unsweetened fruit juice or whole-grain cereal. A tasty treat in the morning will fortify you and help prevent an energy slump by lunchtime.
OXYGEN: Fills the body and beats fatigue. If you’re feeling tired, just take a few deep breaths. Revitalize your mind by finding a quiet place and breathing deeply for ten minutes.
EXCESS WEIGHT: We all know that being overweight is bad for a person’s health and makes energy levels plummet. your body has to work harder and longer just to move and breathe! Each pound you lose will add to your vitality.
USE YOUR MUSCLES: Too much rest can be exhausting. If your muscles are not worked for 24 hours, they’ll weaken – and you’ll feel tired. But there’s an easy remedy. Simply do any exercise for at least ten minutes a day. You’ll have so much pep in your step, you’ll want more.
FITNESS: Is as easy as a 20 minute exercise session three times a week. Walking, swimming, jobbing or easy stretching charges your battery and releases hormones that make you happy and make your body look younger and firmer. Remember that activity begets more activity. Laziness only makes you lazier. The more you do, the more you’ll want to do.
SLEEP RIGHT: Erratic sleeping patterns often lead to irritability and lack of concentration. Experiment to find the sleep/wake rhythm that is right for your and your lifestyle.
LOVE COMPLETELY: The love you give will come back to you. Try to surround your-self with loving people and remember when dealing with others that no one loves a grouch or mean-spirited person.
Live fully and show your happiness. You’re right here, right now. Make the most out of every day and accept those things that you cannot change.
Medical experts now believe that man is built to last about 100 years; and with the advances in medicine plus more healthful living habits, we may soon be living longer.
The interest in health foods and exercising seems to have taking the country by storm and now almost every family has some kind of exercise activity. Some enjoy biking, swimming, walking and jog-ging while others may join and health club and get into some form of serious bodybuilding.
LAUGHTER: Laughter is one of the best things for your mental and physical state. People are naturally attracted to someone who has a good sense of humor.
You can develop a good outlook and a good sense of humor by associating with and surrounding yourself with pleasant happy people.
Principles for Better Health and Living
This is what you are given from your parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. If your mother or father had heart trouble, or any organ of their body did not work the way God intended that organ to work, then you know you may have a weakness towards that organ.
We know if there is a history of disease in the family you should take extra care of your health regarding that disease. Heredity is something you are born with. However, it is what you do and how you live with what God gives you that will determine your health.
It has been said, “you are what your eat.” While heredity does play a large role in everyone’s health, it is not the only factor. A diet with good old common sense is essential! By eating the food God has given us, you will strengthen the organs of the body. You will have pep, vigor and be full of life. What does a proper good old common sense diet mean?.
A diet chuck full of natural God-given food. We can always remind ourselves, that what man makes he make for a profit (money); what God makes he makes with love, for man’s good. Eat abundantly of herbs, raw or gently cooked vegetables, fruits of all kinds and raw nuts.
By eating the natural foods God has given us we strengthen the entire body, giving nourishment to a weak organ, helping eliminate waste matter from the body, and most importantly, cleansing and purifying the blood. Eat natural foods as often as possible. The Bible says, “Herbs were given to man as his food and medicine.”
Your mental state of mind. How much do you want to be well, free of disease, discomfort and pain? You and you alone can improve the heredity factor. Eat the proper food with good old common sense. Keep the body clean and exercise each day. Your good health is a life long commitment of your will, your attitude, and your thinking. Always remember, God loves you and wants you to be healthy.
Exercise means staying active. Look to each day as a day of activity. To be able to work is a blessing. Try to take a good long walk each day. Do not be afraid to use your body the way God intended. Exercise so that you breath deeply. Oxygen is very important to your body’s needs.
Research has shown that people in nursing homes, both men and women, in their 70s, 80s even 90s, who have been put on a daily exercise program feel better, and their health has improved. They even feel better about themselves. Do not let a day go by without some form of exercise.