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Oxygen is essential for life. Breathe fresh air to maintain good health.
Keep the air circulating. Open the windows entirely and let the air enter the rooms of your house, your office, etc.
Eat your food, whenever possible, in a fresh air environment, and then walk for about 5 to 10 minutes in the sun and fresh air. After walking, rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
Avoid any products that can cause environmental air pollution, such as poisons to kill insects, cigarette smoke, chemical flavourings, incense, etc.
Remember; It is preferable to have a bit of cold air with oxygen than a heated environment capable of suffocating us.
Rest promotes mental and physical efficiency, reviving the body defenses.
The wise use of rest gives us health and restoration.
Set aside time to rest, relax, and recharge your batteries.
Get into having regular sleep patterns because the body works in rhythms.
Don’t sleep on a full stomach. Get in the habit of having a light dinner in the evening or early evening.
Avoid caffeinated drinks or foods because they are stimulants and can keep you from falling asleep.
Avoid stressful situations before bed and move the TV or computer out of the bedroom.
Resolve family misunderstandings during the day and prevent them from continuing until bedtime.
People who do not get enough sleep feel a lack of energy for daily tasks, become depressed or irritable, complain of difficulty concentrating, have a higher frequency of infectious ailments, car accidents, and age more quickly.
There is consistent evidence that sleep deprivation also increases the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. On the other hand, adults who sleep more than seven to eight hours a day face similar problems as those who sleep less than is necessary.
Take time with your family.
Rest one day a week from regular activities (Exodus 20:8-11).
All the cells and tissues of our body are formed by the food we eat.
Eat three meals a day at regular times, at least 5 hours apart.
Learn to relax before meals and avoid anxiety eating.
Eat slowly, chewing very well and savoring your food.
Avoid drinking liquids during meals. Respect 30 minutes before or 2 hours after to avoid distention of the stomach and dilution of digestive enzymes.
Start breakfast and dinner with fruit.
Replace fried foods with grilled and cooked foods.
I prefer natural and whole foods, avoiding refined and processed ones.
Prioritize the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
Try to vary the food in your day-to-day, making a plate with the content of various colors.
Use salt sparingly. Avoid using the salt at the table.
The water in our body is found both in the cells of the tissues and in the space that surrounds them. 60% of the weight of an adult is water; in babies, it is 70%.
Drink plenty of water daily (at least eight to ten glasses).
Start each day drinking pure water; It will help the body’s functions to work at their best.
Drink water! Pure water is the best liquid for our body. Most beverages contain sugar, which can slow digestion, contribute to weight gain, cause blood sugar levels to swing, and require more water for metabolism.
Cola-type drinks are carbonated; they contain substances that can seriously impair the body’s calcium absorption, weakening the bones. Drink water!
Virtually all soft drinks contain artificial additives that can irritate the stomach or stress the kidneys and liver. Drink water!
We all know that physical activity is good for us, but few of us prioritize how vital it is for maintaining good health.
Studies show the importance of physical exercise as a factor that helps in therapy and medication to improve the symptoms of depression.
Make a plan for physical activity, but always consult a doctor before starting. Take into account aspects such as; frequency, intensity, time, and type of physical activity.
Physical exercise releases substances in the brain that provide a sense of peace and tranquility.
Be physically active daily, at least 30 to 60 minutes each day. Recent studies say that three 10-minute sessions provide the same benefits as a half-hour session.
Energize the heart and lungs through physical activity and aiding digestion, relaxing tense muscles, and stimulating the production of endorphins in the brain (substances that provide a feeling of well-being and increase resistance to pain).
Get started, move on and stick to that program.
Temperance is the moderate and intelligent use of all that is good and the abstinence from all that is harmful.
Give up certain legal or illegal drugs (including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, and other medications with proven devastating effects on the mind and body).
Avoid work and study overload, especially after a day of intense activities.
Don’t overdo recreation time. Recreation is significant, but there is also time for professional activity and for that type of rest.
Healthy practices must be carried out in balance with physical activity, diet, and water intake, among other initiatives
Hope and Trust
If we can recognize intelligence and purpose in the universe, the next logical step is to seek its Creator.
We will find security in our lives when we discover that there is love at the center of the universe and not an impersonal force.
Trust is the only thing that gives us security and a sense of belonging. Hope is also our most significant health potential.
The experience of practical religion and not just little faith is essential for quality comprehensive health.
Trusting God is more than knowing that he exists, but having a love relationship with him.
Keep studying the Bible every day and knowing God’s teachings for your life.
Attend a church regularly, have fellowship with other people, and get involved with missionary and community activities. This is good for the full development of health.
Life cannot exist or function without sunlight.
Sun exposure is enhanced if combined with physical exercise and fresh air.
For those with more sensitive skin, it is recommended to sunbathe before 10 am and after 3 pm.
If you do not have sensitive skin and do not take medications that cause photosensitivity, get at least 15 to 20 minutes of sun per day between 10 am and 3 pm without sunscreen on your arms and legs.