Friday, June 21

Living at optimum health in 2012 …

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Genesis 1:26 & 31

Look at what God has made. It is good. You are good. He made you well. You carry His image. No mistake whatsoever. Learning to love what He has made … you … your body and learning to take care of it will revolutionise your world.

Simple things you could do:

1. Exercise as part of your lifestyle:

  • Moderate exercise for 30 minutes, 4 times per week. Eg. house work, gardening, walking to the shops. Or
  • Vigorous exercise for 20 minutes, 3 times per week.

2. Find out what effects your motivation:

  • As soon as you get home change into your gym gear
  • Combine activities: walk and pray, walk and talk, cycle and pod
  • Vary your routine if you get bored easily
  • Exercise with a friend or join a club

3. Energy input:

  • Enjoy healthy eating (rather than dieting) – how about 5 fruit and veg each day
  • Drink a minimum of 1.5–2L of water through the day

4. Get the right sleep:

  • 6.5-7.5 hrs/night is best – less or more is not as good
  • The before-midnight-hours will give you the best quality sleep

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson