Exercising Your Body        

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding.  (Proverbs 4:7)

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The Rife Machine                               
Sugar and its Alternatives                    
The Benefits of Drinking Tea               
Filtering Your Water                           
Honey and the Bee                              
A Few More All-Natural Recipes        
Fasting For Spiritual Health                   
What Are We Being Exposed To?    
DMSO - Can It Be Beneficial For You?
The Thyroid Gland                             
Essential Oils                                      
Eat Your Green Leafy Veggies            
Baking Soda for Your Health             
Avocados - Another Superfood          
Fermented Foods                               
Looking After Our Teeth                    
Oil Pulling                                           
Reversing Diabetes                             
Groceries - What to Avoid                  
Hemp Oil                                           
Looking After Our Eyes                     
Immunizations - Not For Our Benefit  
All Natural Recipes                            
Eating Nuts - A Healthy Snack            
Growing Your Own Sprouts               
Looking After Man's Best Friend         
Coconut Oil - Another Superfood       
Put Away the Weed Killer                  
Should it be Unlawful to be Healthy?   
Healing Herbs                                    
Growing Your Own Organic Garden   
Changing Your Lifestyle                      
There is no Cure .... or is There?         
Monsanto and the Evils of GMO          
Multiple Sclerosis                                
Surviving Radiation                              
Artificial Sweeteners                           
Coping with Arthritis and Gout            
Maintaining a Healthy Heart                 
The Healing Powers of Hypnosis         
Response to Letter Re: Hypnosis         
Recipes For Raw Food                       
Detoxifying Your Body                        
Our Cancer Treatments Are Wrong     
Eating Raw "Live" Foods                     
Is Milk Really Good For Us?              
Vitamins C and D                              
Beating Cancer - Naturally                   
Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy                
Response to Letter Re: H2O2              
The Health Benefits of Juicing              
Say NO To Vaccinations                     
Our Body - A Temple of God              

It is well known that everybody can benefit from exercise, yet very few of us ever engage in a regular routine. The majority of our jobs today donít involve physical exercise; many of us are stuck with desk jobs, staring at computer screens 40 hours a week.  Kids spend far too much time watching TV, playing video games, etc. .... all forms of entertainment designed to make the body lazy.

We must discipline ourselves to put aside 15 to 20 minutes a day, 3 or 4 times a week, for a variety of stretching, walking, lifting weights etc., to compensate for what our body is lacking throughout the week.  The right combination of exercise and nutrition increases both muscle strength and energy.  When your body is working more efficiently, your energy levels soar.  Everyday things become much easier to do.

Gaining control of your body size and weight through fitness is a wonderful way to increase your self-esteem.  You will look better and feel more confident, which will show in everything you do. You will also find that the self-discipline required through regular exercise will spill over into other areas of your life.

Exercising your mind is just as important.  Research shows that regular exercise helps to keep the brain sharp, well into old age.  Anything that involves mental activity (focus and concentration) is improved.  You will stand a much better chance of avoiding diseases such as Alzheimer's and senility.

Dr. Walter Bortz is quoted in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, ďThere is no medicine that can help overcome the range of conditions for which exercise has been prescribedĒ.  And here are some benefits of regular exercise that he is talking about:

  • Reduce high blood pressure

  • Help prevent heart and stroke disease

  • Regulate your weight and control obesity

  • Strengthen your back, therefore reducing back pains that so many of us suffer from

  • Getting a good nightís sleep

  • Reduce stress, resulting in a feel-good lifestyle

A study carried out by the University of Hong Kong reports 20% of all deaths of people 35 and older were attributed to a lack of physical activity.  That's more deaths than can be attributed to smoking.  The risk of dying from respiratory ailments was 92% higher for men and 75% higher for women due to a lack of exercise.

Physical activity gets everything moving in your body .... the blood, the oxygen, the nutrients, the cellular respiration, the nervous system, and so much more.  Sweating is good for you as well .... you sweat out toxins and replace the lost liquids by drinking fresh, clean water.  Physical exercise, if done outside, also exposes you to the healing effects of natural sunlight, an essential nutrient for the human body that is deficient in most people (vitamin D3).

Exercising should be fun, not something that you dread doing.  For starters, choose an activity that you enjoy, like a nice walk in the evening, or leisurely bike ride.  Find somebody to join you, exercising is always more fun in pairs or groups, and is more motivational also.  This can lead to joining a gym or night classes at your local school.  There are classes at most gyms that have been designed just for Seniors also.

Try to make changes to your everyday routines, wherever possible, that will allow for more exercise:

  • In an apartment, or at the shopping mall, take the stairs

  • Walk to the corner convenience store, rather than driving all of the time

  • Wash your car at home with a bucket and sponge

  • Mow your lawn with a push or gas mower, rather than a riding mower

  • Shovel your driveway in the winter, rather than using a snow-blower

.... adding more exercise to your lifestyle is habit-forming.

For those guilty of watching too much TV; if you canít cut back, try to incorporate exercise into your TV time.  While sitting in your favourite recliner, use some small weights for a few arm curls.  If youíre not able to lift heavy objects, a can of soup is a good substitute.  Use commercial breaks as a time for stretching, jumping jacks, running on the spot, etc.  Anything is better than sitting idle for 2 or 3 hours at a time!

Seniors:  I have a senior friend, George, who just turned 91 recently.  He walks to the YMCA 3 times a week for his Seniorís exercise group and follows up with a swim in the pool.  He also bowls twice a week.  Now I realize not all 91 year olds are able to keep up with him, but Iím sure his dedication to exercise over the years has kept him young.

If you are older, perhaps confined to a wheelchair, ask your nurse or health care aide for some simple exercises that could benefit you.  ng on opposite ends of a small tea towel, squeezing a soft sponge ball, little stretches that can be performed throughout the day are just a few examples.

We canít use the excuse of lacking information; exercise and nutrition really do make a difference.  Sometimes we just need a push - or reminder to do things .... exercise is one of them.  You just have to learn to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.  If you normally wake up at 7:00 a.m., then get up at 6:40 a.m.  If you canít find a gym nearby, purchase some gym equipment for your rec room.

ďThose who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illnessĒ, (Edward Stanley).