Tips for a healthier lifestyle

Make Memory Meals.

More home-cooked meals using more vegetables, fruits, and beans

Eat a high fiber breakfast, including whole grains and fresh fruit

Start your meal with vegetable soup, salad, or fruit

Increase beans (eat every day if possible), vegetables, and salads

Eliminate/curb high-fat fast foods and sweets

Decrease meat and dairy intake

Ditch the Drinks.

Eliminate soda pop, both diet and regular

Replace high-calorie lattes and juice drinks with pure water

Replace alcohol and caffeinated beverages with herbal teas

Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day

Walk to Wellness.

To begin, walk briskly for 10 minutes after meals

Plan daily moderate exercise into your schedule

Create an exercise plan that builds up to a total of one hour a day

Exercise with friends to keep you motivated

Engineered For Success.

Every human being is designed by God for renewal, restoration, and recovery. Fortunately, positive lifestyle choices can help to recover health, restore the body, and renew strength. God’s plan for healthful living also includes powerful principles for restoring mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

Whether you suffer as a result of poor choices, a destructive environment, or inherited risks for depression and disease, God wants to place you on His healing path—a path which ends in eternal life. Even though we live in a world where suffering happens as a result of sin and evil, we can avoid the needless suffering that comes through choices that violate health principles that govern our bodies. Thankfully, even when we have made wrong choices, we have the promise: “I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the LORD.” Jeremiah 17:30

Forming new habits requires a “one-day-at-a-time” mindset—a mindset that doesn’t look back at past failures. The apostle Paul illustrated this “can-do” mindset, “This one thing I do, forgetting what is behind me, and reaching forward to the things which are ahead, I press on toward the goal, for the prize of God’s heavenward call in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:13-14. Will you make the decision for better choices and health today? A healing path is open for you.

Submitted by Betty Dean

( Used by permission. Courtesy of LifeSpring – Resources for Hope and Healing, Stuart.)


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