This author tells us how to stay well in natural healthy way using methods that many people often overlook. There is a connection between how you live and how healthy you are.
5 Different Ways of Staying Healthy
By Lisa Granger
Here are five simple ways of staying healthy.
1. Reduce Stress
There is good stress and bad stress (distress). If we have absolutely no stress in our lives, life will be very boring indeed, however, if we have too much stress then life will be - well - stressful.
In our fast paced life we tend to take on too many responsibilites that wear our bodies out. There is only so much we can do in any given day. Setting priorities and practicing good time management is one way of reducing stress.
2. Take Control of your Emotions
Being constantly angry and resentful is not a healthy attitude. Research has shown that anger can cause cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Learning to control your emotions is critical to enjoying a healthy lifestyle. The bible tells us that "a cheerful heart is good medicine" (Prov. 17:22)
Regular exercise I'm sure you've heard over and over again is vital to staying healthy. You don't need to spend money you don't have to attend the gym or hire a personal trainer (unless you really want to). The simplest and most effective form of exercise is walking.
Walk to the supermarket, walk to school, walk to work, walk two blocks and back, drive to the park and walk a few laps, walk to your friends house - just walk. In biblical times walking was a way of life and the average person lived to about 70 years.
Walking will help you to control your weight and blood pressure and significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks.
4. Practice Safe Sex
Did you know that there are over 40 kinds of Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Some of these have no symptoms until it is too late, and can still be contagious. HIV/AIDS as we all know has no cure, and can cause death if not properly treated. It is always better and wiser to save sex for marriage and to be faithful to your partner in order avoid contracting any STD which can be detrimental to your health.
5. Live a Righteous Life
"Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality". (Prov. 3:7-8).
When you listen to God by reading the bible and apply what you have learnt to your life, your quality of life will be greatly improved. You will experience overall good health, happiness, financial freedom and everything else that constitutes living a happy life. Of course life will still be full of challenges, but look at these as good stress and learn how to handle them effectively.
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