Tips For Better Health
Your Lifestyle: Does it Really Matter?
Many people believe that inherited traits (genetics) are primarily responsible for their quality of health, but Dr. Murdoch of Loma Linda University School of Medicine explains that "faulty genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger".
Sometimes it seems that people today are taking better care of their cars than they are their bodies. We never hear anyone say "God has a plan for when my car is going to die, so I don't need to worry about it. What difference does it make if I change the oil or what type of gas I use?" We all know that if we want our cars to keep running and to last, then we need to take proper care of them. Our bodies are much more sophisticated than an automobile; Wouldn't it stand to reason that they require even more attention? This is especially true when we consider that our loving God has carefully designed each of us in order that we may serve Him with all that we are.
The leading "killers" in our nation today are heart disease and cancer. But what are the factors that are causing death in the U.S.? Not too long ago, researchers McGinnis and Foege performed a study to find out what the root causes of death are in America. The nine leading causes or factors were largely related to lifestyle choices:
1. Poor diet, inadequate exercise *
2. Tobacco *
3. Alcohol *
4. Infectious Disease
5. Toxic Agents
6. Firearms *
7. Sexual Behavior *
8. Motor Vehicles
9. Illicit Drugs *
Prevention is the Key!
The good news is that scientific research has proven that these deaths are preventable. Here's the evidence from C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General:
Health Factors That Will Help You Live Longer!
Drs. Belloc & Breslow conducted a classic study of 7000 individuals and they found that there were 7 lifestyle factors that influence how long people live:
Sleep 7 to 8 hours each night
No eating between meals
Eat breakfast regularly
Maintain proper weight
Moderate or no use
If you live you're life by these principals, chances are, you're not only going to be around longer, but you'll also enjoy a better quality of living as well.
God wants each of us to glorify Him with the gift of life that He's so graciously provided. But we're all only here for what is really a pretty short period of time compared to eternity! The Lord wants everyone to live with Him forever in all the joys of His heavenly Kingdom:
"And this is
the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his
"I have come
that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."
"Happy is he who has
the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God"
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