Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Care and Feeding of the Temple: 10 Steps to Vibrant Health

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." 

10. Have regular check-ups with your primary care physician. Pay attention to his/her suggestions for everyday health maintenance.
9.  Find articles that pertain to healthy living. Read, study, and implement the tips into your life.
8.  Pay attention to the signals that your body sends you. Pain, recurrent discomfort, bleeding, bruising, etc. are all signs that something is wrong and must be addressed.
7.  Cleanliness is next to godliness. Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Many illnesses can be prevented by following just this one simple step alone.
6.  Consider that smoking and drinking toxify your body. Toxins produce disease.
5.  Manage your stress. Learn not to sweat the small stuff. Manage your anger, don't let it manage you.
4.  Get adequate rest. An adult needs at least eight hours of full restful sleep a night to allow the body and mind to rejuvenate.
3.  Hydrate. Drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. To make it more visually appealing until habit and discipline kick in, use lemon, lime, or cucumber slices for garnish. Have a special crystal goblet on hand just for your water breaks.
2.  Exercise consistently. You don't have to work out like an athlete, but be sure to incorporate at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise into your schedule three to five days a week along with at least two days of strength training.
1.  Eat nutritiously every day. Make sure that fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are a major component of your feeding regimen. Choose high-quality protein sources.

"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" I Corinthians 6:19

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*Disclaimer:  The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this article is for general information purposes only.    Always consult a physician for matters of serious health issues.