Nutrition Exercise Water Sunlight Temperance Air Rest Trust

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Proper nutrition is the foundation of good health and recovery. Cooking classes, meals, and cookbooks all demonstrate the variety, appeal, and satisfaction of whole plant food vegetarian cuisine. In addition physicians explain the issues that link nutrition with health or disease.


Action is a law of life. Muscle tone and strength are lost without exertion, but exercise improves the health of body, mind, and spirit multiplying vitality and health. Exercise therapy includes outdoor exercise and indoor workouts routines. The many trails through beautiful surroundings beckon you to walk, walk, walk.. indoor exercise equipment is also a good option.


Because the body is 70% water, keeping well hydrated and knowing what and when to drink are essential to health. Hydrotherapy (water applied externally to the body), followed by massage, enhances the circulation and immune system in wonderful ways. The recommended number of 250ml glasses of water to drink per day = [Your Body Weight in kg] x 0.13


The sun is the established energy source ordained by God to sustain the cycle of life for plants and animals. Abundant in Auckland, sunlight is supremely important for the body’s metabolism and hormonal balance. Vitamin D is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens. Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough vitamin D. To maintain healthy blood levels, aim to get 10–30 minutes of midday sunlight per day. People with darker skin may need a little more than this.


Using good things moderately and avoiding the bad is obviously wise, yet often hard to practice. Temperance can be neither bought nor earned, but is rather an important gift of God, a “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23). Moderation in all things is a thread woven throughout the fabric of a healthy lifestyle.


The body’s most essential resource is air. More important than food or water, proper breathing and pure air are fundamental to good health. Fresh, clear air surrounds the beautiful natural environment of the Waitakeres.


Restoration requires rest because sleep allows the body to renew itself. Many types of rest are important for health, but the sweetest rest follows labour. “Early to bed and early to rise” is a vital principle, and a healthy lifestyle makes this principle easier to maintain.


The belief that you can deal with life on your own is a deception. We all need each other as well as something in our lives that will act as a guiding light and bring inner peace and stability. Trust In a Higher or Divine Power is directly linked to physical health (Proverbs 3:5-6), trust in God is a gift leading to right choices. According to the latest medical research, faith is healthy and even healing. Many studies of late have found that people who are spiritually active and attend group functions regularly are also healthier with reports of lower blood pressure, less depression, and greater longevity.

“It’s never too early or too late to work towards becoming the healthiest you.”