As the bread-winner and spiritual leader of your family, you are their superhero! You can get stronger to serve God and family longer. If you want to stay healthy longer so you can continue to take good care of your wife and family for many years to come, there are actions you can take now to ensure your long term physical and spiritual health. Half of the top ten leading causes of death for adults in the U.S. are chronic diseases with risk factors that are modifiable by nutrition. Modest changes in your diet and exercise to reduce weight and change your body composition can significantly lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension or high blood pressure. Reduce your intake of saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fats and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants, vitamins A and C, and whole grains to reduce your health risks. Be in the Word daily and lead your family in spiritual matters. My own father has passed, but Philippians 1:3 gives me great comfort: “I thank my God always upon every remembrance of you.” I love hearing from readers. What are your comments, insights, and Father’s Day stories?
Do you sleep like a baby? The sleep of an innocent baby is blissful and serene. While we may be physically exhausted, mentally fatigued, and emotionally drained because of our diet, level of health, lifestyle, and relationships, the bodies of little babies are not toxic, their minds are not stressed out, and they are not on an emotional roller coaster. We could all take a lesson from the innocent babe. To sleep, to sleep, perchance to dream. . . For information on restful sleep, see my book “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health” available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, my website MorningByMorning.com and other booksellers.
When your pores are clogged by various creams, lotions, deodorants, and even some commercial soaps and makeup, the only way your body can cool itself is to force precious fluids out onto your skin to evaporate and cause a cooling effect. And when it is not compromised by what you put on it, your skin not only removes toxic waste from inside your body, but it also keeps bacteria and other bad stuff out. Help your skin keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out of your body by not clogging your pores. Proper skin care is essential in healing and health.
When highly committed successful people lose interest and motivation, we call it “burnout.” These hardworking, driven people have become so physically exhausted, emotionally drained, or mentally fatigued that they no longer care to perform well or at all. People who are at risk of burning out find it difficult to say ‘no’ to additional commitments and responsibilities. They are under intense and prolonged stress until they eventually lose their sense of purpose and the energy that sustained them for so long. In addition to reducing stress in the traditional ways, if you are in danger of burning out, you need to Continue reading
Dark green, red, orange and yellow fruits and vegetables provide an abundance of nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals. Generally, brighter colors contain more phytochemicals. For instance, the brighter red the tomato, the higher its content of the heart-protecting carotenoid lycopene.
No matter your age, balancing priorities is often a challenge. When we try to put everything first, we end up constantly juggling and compromising our core values. To relieve the stress and strain of this predicament, keep in mind that there are five areas of priority that must be kept in proper order and alignment: