“The moment your body dies everything else ceases to exist.”
– Joshua Eze
A couple of family members recently had health scares. These scares could have easily been prevented if they lived healthier lifestyles. The incidents allowed me to put a few things into perspective. What are the health habits we should all live by? A lady takes much pride in the body she’s been given. She understands her body is a gift. God has given her this temple; should she protect it or should she mistreat it?
How is it that people pray for clean lungs, but choose to smoke tobacco products daily?
How is it that people pray to rid of heart disease but choose not to exercise and eat steaks regularly?
I understand we have issues that are caused due to our genetic make-up; however a lot of those issues can be controlled if we lived healthier lives.
Here are a few tips and ideas from a lady’s perspective:
A lady understands the importance of working out at least 3x a week. Living an active lifestyle helps keep the blood flowing and ensures the heart is pumping.
A lady loves herself. So she loves her body. She cleans it daily. Yes, lack of cleanliness is a health risk. This can cause sickness, arrival of parasites, food poisoning, diarrhea, scabies, head lice, hook worms, skin infections, etc. (sorry to be so graphic) #SorryNotSorry
A lady knows the importance of a well-balanced diet: proper protein, more veggies than meat, whole wheat, and carbohydrates (which give you energy). Additional things to think about when eating:
Drink Lots of Water
Keep Your Mind on Portion Control
Be Aware of Your Foods Origin (GMOs are approved by the FDA. So are many other things. Be knowledgeable)
Limitations on Sugar Intake
A lady protects her skin from the sun (sunscreen. Yes, even for Chocolate girls), chemicals (know what you are using on your face), from smoking, avoids strong soaps, she moisturizes daily, she pats dry, she limits her bath time, she cleans her skin (removal of make-up before bed, uses proper products)
A few other ways of protecting your body is by – illuminating fast foods such as – McDonalds, Burger King, 5 Guys, and KFC; staying away from drugs; limiting alcohol use; and seeing your primary care doctor (not just your OB-GYN) regularly. Most importantly manage the level of stress you allow in your life. Stress can be a single silent killer. If you practice all healthy habits, however allow stress into your life, all the hard work is unnecessary.
The moment your body dies everything else ceases to exist.“ Joshua Eze
Below are a few sites you can view for healthy recipes, workout ideas, and stories featuring women living healthy lifestyles.