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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Health Laws and How They Affect My Life

Ok - I know that this is not new information to anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time, but I think this information is important enough to share again and again. I thought that today I would add how following each thing has improved my life. I might even share the areas that I struggle with. So let's check out these health laws.

1. Eat a healthy diet of nutritious food. Try to get plenty of fruits and veggies and eat at least some raw fruits and veggies each day.

Although I still eat some dairy and some meat - a much smaller portion of my diet consist of those things and actually it is getting less and less meat as time goes by. I am learning to love salads. Here is a photo of some of the toppings I have had for my salads this week! I have a bag of sliced cucumbers(just for eating) then some cut up for salads, cut up purple cabbage, green bell peppers, yellow, red and orange bell peppers, and cut up carrots! I also try to always have cut up purple onions(LOVE them).
I eat a much bigger portion of raw fruits and veggies then I used to and I am feeling so much better.

2. Exercise adequately - at least 30 minutes - 1 hour everyday -if you can not exercise this much at
one time split it up into 3 sections of time of 10 minutes at a time. Something IS better than nothing.

I have been trying to add more exercise to my days- I am trying to increase my energy and exercising is a great way to do that. The more I have studied the more I am learning that exercising is great for so many things. It helps keep your bones strong and helps protect your bones from breakage, your heart healthier, it helps keep you stronger so you age more gracefully, it helps you sleep better, and it helps you be in a better mood. And there is SO much more. All I know is that when I exercise, I feel better and sleep better.

3. Rest properly. (7-8 hours of sleep is ideal)
Remember when I shared that I had learned from Dr. B about the immune enhancing chemicals that are released about 10pm and that it is easier for your body to use them properly if you are sleeping or at least working towards sleeping. Well because of this - I really try to get to bed by 9:30-10:00pm. I really think that one of the reasons why I made it through chemo as well as I did was because I really tried to get enough rest- mostly during the night and then after my husband would leave for work at 6am. Normally I stay awake once he leaves but during chemo - there would be times I would go back to sleep. And that extra sleep really helped my body deal with what was going on with it. I still have fatigue that I feel is related to damage done by chemo- but I am slowly working on that.

4. Try to get at least a little sunshine each day - when the sun is out.
Sunshine helps with our Vitamin D levels and Vitamin D helps with many things - it helps boost the immune system and it also helps protect against depression.

5. Drink at least 8 glasses - or more of water each day.. sodas and coffee are actually a diuretic - which means they can not be included in the 8 glasses.

6. Get plenty of fresh air every day.
Getting outside is a great way to get fresh air. Also its a good idea to open up the windows in your house when ever possible to let fresh air in. Some people try to do this every single day. I am not at that point - but when ever the temps are any where near allowing me to open the windows for fresh air - I open them up!

7. Live a balanced life
We really do need to live a balanced life - we can not look at this list of things to promote health and focus all of our attention on one area an neglect the other areas. This is a good example of living a balanced life. Life can not be all work, nor can it be all play.

8. Trust in God. Good Spiritual health really does contribute to good physical health.
One of the best ways to learn to trust God is to spend time with Him every day. We need to have time every day to read our Bibles and pray. And we also need to have time during the day that we are able to hear from Him as well. Learning to depend on Him and allow Him to guide and direct is very important as well.

When I follow these guidelines, I feel better, I am happier and I have a better outlook on life. So even though my carnal self - keeps fighting against doing the things that keep me healthier - I am choosing to claim these verses below:

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own,
20 for you are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:19 - 20

1 comment:

  1. Your health posts are so encouraging! Like you said, we might know these things, but it is good to review them often, because it really helps us refocus. I love stopping by to read your blog. :)


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