6 Ways To Make An Impact On Your Health

Well, here we are again, basking in the warm and beautiful sun in Miami.  The cold weather is gone. Thank God for the heat and the radiation the sun provides.  A good day for a great run.  Thank Goodness for all the sunshine my skin soaked up and the Vitamin D it made today.

Many may know that Vitamin D regulates minerals such as phosphorus and calcium.  It has many benefits.  Vitamin D not only has a way of boosting your immune system, but it also boost your potential for keeping chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and osteomalacia (bone pain), and the likes at bay.  Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and prevent bone loss.  It also is said to help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.  That is enough to keep you smiling and your spirit up (It also helps prevent depression).

So, here are 6 ways you can make an impact on your health:

  1. Adequate amount of Vitamin D can limit the doctor fees.  I for one, try to get me some sunshine every day.  This is fresh-air free!  Too often we spend most of our days closed up indoor.  I am a nurse, so I will not prescribe you a dose of vitamin D, but will advise you, as the commercial states, “Ask your doctor.”  Darker skin people need much more exposure to sunlight than lighter skin people.  So ask your doctor, and look forward to the Sun.
  2. One hour of daily exercise will help you tune down the noise.  Well, at least the noise you will hear coming from your doctor.  Ask your doctor what kind of exercise you can engage in to get back on track.  If you are already exercising daily then encourage someone else to do so.  Yes, even that nosy neighbor (it will be one hour that you could have her/him out of your hair).  Engage in an exercise activity you love.  This increases the chances that you will look forward to it daily.  It was said that much of what causes aging: progressive loss of strength, muscle atrophy (breakdown, weakness), and the likes can be attributed to poor physical activity and poor dietary habits.  I don’t think there is one single drug a doctor prescribes  could benefit you as much as exercise.  The body was made to workout, and in this sedentary culture, this can pose a serious challenge.
  3. A good and balanced nutrition can put you in the right direction.  You know this, so I wont harp on this, but if you are trying to get fit, loose weight, and live healthy, you may wanna get rid of all the unnatural and artificial foods in your cabinet.  Eat fresh foods daily.  Buy your grocery from close home like at a farmers market.

    Get it together!

  4. You’ve heard of the aphorism,  “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proberbs 23:7), ” or may have read the book by James Allan, “As A Man Thinketh,” so listen and do.   Find ways to tune down all the chatter in your mind such as fear, discord, envy, anger, worry, feeling sorry for yourself.  All these and other negative mental states changes the internal environment of your body.  They can sicken you and cripple you as sure as a train-wreck can.   So, do whatever you have to do.  Trust in God.  Recite that mantra.  Read that Bible.  Do your meditation or yoga, but try to perfect yourself in mind and your spirit and health will follow.
  5. Drink up!

    Water for gas?  There was a trend someone was trying to promote a few years ago (not sure if it is still alive and doing well) where they were selling an E-book to show you how to convert a car to be fueled by water instead of gas.  I found this very interesting at the time because people were pawning their grandmother’s denture to buy gas.  So how about water for life?  Oh well, not as catchy.  Water is essential for our health. Water makes up about 70% of your body weight, and many people walk around in a dehydrated state because they find myriads of reason why they dont drink water.  Well, imagine if you use the toilet all day long and never flush it.  The house (even the neighbor’s) will stinks right?  Okay, then put away all that unnatural sugar-laden soda pops and junk juices that are giving you halitosis (bad breath), bad choppers (teeth), stripping away your vital calcium, causing obesity, and heart problems, and  get yourself the minimum of 8 glasses of refreshing water to support your cells and your health.

  6. Ahhhhh…..Rest!  Getting you a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep a night will sure help you feel refreshed alright.  This is the time your body replenishes and refreshes itself.  All day long you are running ragged and going to and fro like the devil on a broom.  Studies shoes that people who take a brief nap during the day and those who get the recommended 8 hours of sleep tend to live longer and healthier.  Dah!  People who do not get the required rest, those who work shift-work (sorry guys), tend to live a life with chronic diseases which can cut their lives short.  So if you have to work long shift, 12 or 16 hrs, find a way to get on a shorter shift, like the 8 hrs ones.  Lilibeth and Jan,  you gals rock!


So there!  I’ve given you 6 ways to make a positive impact on your health. Now that you are equipped with all this knowledge, help us spread the word

Spread the word, okay?

.  This is what nurses and good people do.  Let’s put a dent in this sickly society and help disease-care healthcare in a positive way.  OYE!!!  Now that you are on tract with these six positive points, you will find that we are running better so keep running with it.  I don’t know about you, but I am off to a good run.