To love others well, we believe you have to love your health and love your self.
Each year, we teach tens of thousands of people to pursue healthy habits that will enrich and possibly extend their lives. Look for our educational posts on Facebook and Instagram. We educate the angels who volunteer with us so they can bring healthy habits to their communities. The five pillars we teach include:
More than 5 million people die each year from a lack of clean water. Those of us lucky enough to have it aplenty should drink 90 to 120 ounces everyday. Proper hydration helps people lose weight, feel energetic, banish headaches, think effectively, and look great. Learn more about water’s wowing effects on our health.
Wake up each day, determined to fill your body with healthy, real food – that which is God given, not man made. Real food is from the earth or lightly processed. The more you make your own food, even with simple preparation, the more control you have over the health of the food you consume.
We recommend 30 minutes of exercise every day, even if you break it up into three 10-minute spans. You can choose the form --walking, running, dancing, yoga or the elliptical but with 30 minutes daily, you will likely:
Strengthen your heart and lower your blood pressure
Increase your good HDL cholesterol and decrease the bad LDL, decreasing your risk of a heart attack
Boost your metabolism, so you burn more calories and help prevent calories from being stored as fat
Bolster bone mass, sleep more soundly, and improve your mood
Read our latest blog about the dangers of prolonged sitting. Then go MOVE your body.
Live for Others
There's scientific evidence that volunteering regularly is good for the body. You can lower your blood pressure, decrease your risk of depression and anxiety, and contribute to a longer lifespan with lower mortality risk – all this, the result of regularly serving others. See our latest blog on serving others.
Daily Spiritual Exercise
Are you waking up and immediately looking at your phone or social media? If so, we have a different habit to suggest. Try starting your day in prayer, meditation, and devotional time. Keep a gratitude journal on your kitchen table. Enjoy a daily scripture verse or inspirational message. Pray for guidance whenever a worry pops up in your day.