Friday, September 26, 2008

The Power of Sunlight By Stormie Omartian

Visit Stormie's WebsiteOver the last few decades we have increasingly left natural light and fresh air out of our lives. Man now constructs buildings with no windows at all. Already many of our schools have classrooms with no windows and our children are studying in artificial light and artificial ventilation.

SUNLIGHT IS MEDICINE
Sunlight is a powerful healer, tonic, germ killer, remedial agent, and relaxer, especially when it is used in conjunction with the other seven steps. When you spend time in the fresh air and sunlight, your body drinks in their life-giving elements. Scientists are now discovering a great connection between light and health. They have found that natural light has a very significant effect on our immune system. Light is already being used for treating various diseases of the blood and skin, and for curing certain kinds of depression and nervous disorders.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ten tips to keep fit at home

The American Heart Association gives us these ten tips to stay fit at home. Their expert's tell us it's convenient, comfortable and safe to work out at home. It allows our children to see us active, setting a great example for them and our spouse. We can combine exercise with other activities, such as watching TV. If we buy good quality exercise equipment, it's a one-time expense that the whole family can enjoy. It makes it easy for us to have short workouts several times a day.
  1. Do housework ourself instead of hiring someone else to do it.
  2. Work in the garden or mow the grass, not with a riding mower! Rake your leaves, prune, dig and pick up trash.
  3. Take a short walk before breakfast, after dinner or both! Start with 5-10 minutes and work up to 30 minutes.
  4. Walk or bike to the corner store.
  5. Pick up the pace when walking. Walk a hilly route. When watching TV, sitting up. Walk on your treadmill or pedal on your stationary bicycle while watching TV. Hide your remote controls. Don't ask someone to bring you a drink, get up off the couch and get it yourself.
  6. Stand while talking on the telephone.
  7. Walk your dog.
  8. Park farther away and walk the extra distance with a smile. Wear comfortable shoes and sneak in an extra lap or two around the mall.
  9. Stretch to reach things in high places and squat or bend to look at items at floor level.
  10. Keep your exercise equipment repaired and use it!

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