Do we put cheap gas in our motorcycles? Do we not keep our bikes, cars, and trucks tuned, and oiled? Do we buy auto, home and life insurance? How many big screen TVs, and expensive devices, do we own?
If we take excellent care of our motorcycles, trucks, have auto and home insurance,.. If we buy and have several big screen TVs, and the latest devices; then how much are we taking care of what is truly much more important? What is truly priceless? In which, is our health?!
If we wouldn’t pour salt or acid in our motorcycles and trucks? If we keep our vehicles tuned and oiled. If we take good care of our physical property, and pay for material possessions insurance, pay big bucks for the latest gadgets; then why would we pour junk and poisons into our bodies, minds, and souls?!
It is simply foolish to take better care of material possessions than our own lives! Our own body, mind, and soul!
YOU and I only have one body, mind and soul. We are stewards of our one physical vessel, and should strive each day to take excellent care of it, keep it tuned, and feed it well.
This is a simple summary on how to tune, and how to take good care of your body, mind, and soul. Which again is priceless!
1.) Exercise daily, and intensely exercise with resistance training with progressive overload 4 to 6 days a week with 2 days of those days including cardio. Make it a goal to get at least 10k steps in a day, and every day.
2.) Make it a goal and habit to get no less than 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Go to bed at the same time, and rise at the same time.
3.) Drink plenty of water. At least 1/2 to 1 gallon of water each and every day.
4.) Eat more whole, clean, and healthy foods and implement a good eating habit such as the Mediterranean Diet, a way of life. Stop the fast foods, processed foods, white enriched breads, white pastas, sugary sodas, fried foods, high sugar/corn fructose sugars, limit desserts to very small on special occasions, and eat until your content and not full. Get at least .80 grams of protein to 1 pound of body weight. You can not out train a good eating habit.
5.) If you are overweight or obese, strive to stay in a calorie deficit and start from your maintenance calories and go down in small steps to start with a goal of 25% under your maintenance calories until you reach your ideal weight.
6.) Stop wasting precious time on social media, and devices. Invest that time more wisely with exercise, meditation, prayer, reading, productive projects, engaging in person with friends and family. Other examples: Write a short story, essay, or a book. Work on the garden or new landscaping. Explore new places and destinations. Walk, hike, and explore metro and national parks, take pictures and create a photo or video journal.
7.) Limit to near shutting down the chaos of negative news stories and releases. Much news these days are over sensationalize, over repeated, biased, and fake. Limit your TV binge watching, and see #6 above.
8.) Surround yourself with positive, optimistic, high value oriented, hard working people. We become the average of our 5 closest friends. Choose wisely.
9.) Learn something new every week, or if possible, every day. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant it may seem to anyone else. Always be learning, which helps you grow mentally, and intellectually.
10.) Smile more often, serve someone, and extend genuine compliments. Serve your family, friends, neighbors. Get involved at church and/or a local charity and give back to these organizations with your time, talents and treasures.
These 10 things will improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Make them a habit and you will maintain a good a healthy life; physically, mentally, and spiritually. Join me for strategies on living healthier, physically, mentally, and spiritually in addition to devotionals, and talks with interesting and intriguing leaders on Purpose Principles Passion:
And, as shared, you only live once, and you only have one life. It is priceless, and worth more than any material possession.
DISCLAIMER: Please first check with your own medical doctor before launching into any change in eating habits, diet, or exercise program. I am neither a doctor, nor a mechanic, and many of you may not be either. So if we have a trained mechanics look at our vehicles, and get their advice, opinion, and recommendation; surely we should consult with a medical doctor, nutritionist, physical therapist, sports medicine professional, biblically sound pastor, and even a counselor or psychologist for physical, mental, and spiritual health.
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