CHOOSE TO BE HEALTHY
Health begins in the mind with a choice. You first have to choose to be healthy. Choosing is the beginning of your journey to physical, mental and spiritual health. The apostle John says, " Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2.
CHOOSE TO BE DIFFERENT
After you make the choice to be healthy you then have to choose to be different. The Bible says, "Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil." Exodus 23:2. The saying that "we are creatures of habit" is true. In the natural world if an animal sees another animal moving in a certain direction it wants to follow, and then another, and another, until you have a whole herd of animals blindly following one another in the same direction. Generally speaking, in many ways we are no different. But when it comes to our health we should not have a "herd" mentality and follow blindly down a path which we know not where it leads. Just because something is in the media spot light does not mean it's true or good. We should be educated, informed and proactive about what we are doing, what we are taking, and how we are living. "Beloved, follow...that which is good..." 3 John 11.
CHOOSE TO FOLLOW GOD'S PLAN
Next you have to choose to follow God's plan for your health, you will certainly be distinguish as being different. God is the architect of your body, the Great Designer and He knows just what your body, mind and spirit are in need of. He has put His reputation on the line by promising us good health. But in order to receive this gift of health we have to do what He recommends. "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21) Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22) For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh." Proverbs 4:20-22. The principles of health are found in the word of God, and we have to attend, or listen to what He has to say and put them into practice. If we do this He promises that He will keep us from receiving the diseases of the Egyptians (Exodus 15:26), and not only that, but will restore our youthfulness. "Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalms 103:5
CHOOSE TO BE CONSISTENT
Whatever healthy lifestyle regimen you adopt choose to be consistent. Make it part of your daily routine."Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following..." Luke 13:33. Good health habits build health. Your health or the lack there of is determined on what you do today. If you implement healthy habits today, and tomorrow, and the next day, it is like building blocks that will eventually take shape into a sound healthy structure.
CHOOSE TO BE CREATIVE
The best way to ensure that you don't fall into a rut is to choose to be creative. There are so many healthy lifestyle choices you can make for your body, mind and spirit that you need not become a creature of habit and become disenchanted with your health journey. The variety in the plant kingdom is endless, there are hundreds of promises in the word of God, and scores of exercise routines to chose from that give you great results. There is a saying "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." So keep it fresh and fun-to-you and enjoy your healthy new experience.
JUMP-START YOUR HEALTH WITH
15 OF OUR 28 PLUS HEALTH TIPS
1) Rise early in the morning and start every day by surrendering your heart, life and plans to God. Ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit, fill you with His peace, and to banish grief, depression, anxiety, anger, discontent and anything that is troubling you.
2) In the morning drink 16-32 ounces of warm spring or distilled water to re-hydrate the body, get the blood circulating and to flush the bowels.
3) Spend 30-60 minutes per day walking outdoors with a pocket Bible, reading, meditating and praying.
4) Drink a quart (or large glass) of citrus juice blend consisting of, 75% orange, 25% grapefruit and 2-3 T lemon juice five days per week.
5) Drink a large glass or quart of “green drink” consisting of a blend of as many green things you would like with a little ginger, in a base of lime aid five days per week.
6) Take 1 or 2 T. of molasses every day.
7) Increase intensity of your 30-60 minute daily walk by employing: breath play (singing), ski-walking (with walking poles), roving (alternating running with walking), side skips, walking backwards, wearing a loaded back pack or doing “figure eights”.
8) Commit to spending 30-60 minutes on the treadmill or stationary bike when the weather is not conducive to make outdoor aerobic exercise possible.
9) Take a short (30-60 seconds) spray of cold water at the end of your warm shower a few days each week.
10) Make a commitment to improve posture by always standing and sitting erect.
11) Perform core exercises a few days per week. (Crunches or leg lifts, weighted twist or side-plank, standing push-ups or prone plank).
12) Commit to making your diet 40-50% raw fruits or vegetables (salad) on a regular basis when in good health. When sick, make an attempt to go 75-100% raw fruit/veggies. for short periods of time (1-7 days).
13) Commit to reducing and eliminating sticky, gluing foods such as: breads, pastas, and pastries made from white flour, white rice, milk products, eggs and cheese.
14) Drink your quota (daily minimum amount) of water every day. (On an ordinary day you should drink ½ your weight in ounces. (A 128 lb. woman should drink 64 oz. a 256 lb. man should drink 128 oz.).
15) Carry a water bottle as much as possible and drink the other 2/3’s of your water quota throughout day.