In this article we shall be considering how we can take care of our health which is the abode of God. The decisions we have made or about to be taken are what causes many of the world’s deadliest diseases and conditions like the Heart disease, Obesity and Type II Diabetes. Enough research have proven that smoking, for instance, causes everything, right through to the Heart disease, Stroke, Asthma, Blindness, Diabetes and over 10 types of Cancer.
There are also other obvious ways we can seriously increase the chances of developing disease that reduces our health’s span and wellbeing. All of these include consuming excessive amounts of alcohol and consuming illegal substances. Taking unhealthy diets can also let our bodies down in far more subtle ways. Even leading a sedentary lifestyle also increases the likelihood of stroke and other body killing diseases. Sitting on a couch and spending much time on technological devices like phones. Also, sitting before a computer for long attacks our health either short or long term.
God’s word is loaded when it comes to the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and of the most reckoned with is that of 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, which states that: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is on you, whom you have received from God? You are not you own…” So therefore, by taking care of our health, we do well to honor God and also thank him for giving us life. However, involving in harmful habits, or neglecting our bodies by not resting or exercise them when we need to, is tantamount to being ungrateful.
That same book of the scriptures, the chapter 10 and verse 31 states that, “so whether ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do it to the glory of God.” This especially is useful for some people who are always tempted to indulge in habits that aren’t healthy – under eating or overeating. Having it at heart that each of our actions should be carried out for the glory of our God, feeling more activated to make important changes in our lives.
Of utmost importance, each of us should look into ourselves, identifying aspects of our lifestyle that we can change for better. Also, addictions to the International Network (Internet), is a big thing these days, not only for little children but also parents too who spend much hours daily surfing. It is high time; we question the extent to which our obsession with technology is affecting our physical and mental health. That addiction in turn affects the time we ought to spend with our Maker; God. What affects our daily routine are necessary to change problems such as low fitness level or excessive weight.
In achieving this, we need to start slowly and set goals that are realistic. If you are the type that hasn’t exercised for years, you can simply engage in a brisk walk every day, aiming for half an hour and you extend to an hour as the time pass by. This in turn does wonders for the heart and helps burn calories. Setting achievable goals helps you to achieve them. With due respect to Nutrition, it is important to feed the body well with organic, unrefined foods whenever possible. The book of Acts 27 verse 34 says, “Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from your head.” We need to be careful as the quality of food we purchase is very important as crops often contain either pesticides or herbicides. Some even contain heavy metals. Therefore, keeping the body, mind and spirit pure, we must ensure that the food we consume is of the very best quality possible. Also, organic food isn’t always expensive; as the demand for healthy food grows. More stores and farms also do well to offer delicious, nutritious produce at prices that are affordable.
Finally, let’s take a look into the book of Exodus 15:26, “I am the Lord, who heals you.” Always rely on the strength of God when you are tempted. You should also remember that in order to please God, you must lead a healthy lifestyle thereby, increase your chances of leading a happier and longer life.