Inside: Are you ever curious about what others use to focus on health? I’m sharing a few health products I use to help me feel healthy!
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Who does your body belong to?
Most of us would say ourselves, but according to this passage below, our bodies belong to God.
Consequently, how do we treat something when it isn’t ours?
I don’t know about you, but when I had to watch a family member’s dog, I was a wreck. Albeit, although I am a conscientious person, I was so afraid that the dog would run away or get killed, or hurt itself.
Therefore, the few days I had it were not enjoyable in the least.
This was a dog. If it was a person, would you be even more concerned? (And I’m not saying pets aren’t important!)
Taking Care of Our Health
So if I really think about the Bible verse below, I haven’t been doing that stellar of a job taking care of my body. Especially when I ponder that it doesn’t belong to me.
Have you ever pondered this before?
19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
We all probably could do a better job of taking better care of ourselves.
Most of us probably didn’t really think about it as we were growing up. Didn’t it feel like we were invincible?
I know I felt that way in my 20’s and 30’s, I had years before I needed to worry about my health.
And then within an eye blink, I’m pushing the middle of my 40s and as health problems/joint problems crop up, I’m trying to do a better job with my health.
What is Health?
Health isn’t only about the physical. There are four areas of health that make one well. Any problems in these areas, and a person isn’t going to be healthy! I wrote a blog post about that here!
I have heard it a few times before, but someone once said (me quoting this), if people would deal with their heartbreaks and hangups, our hospital systems would be less full.
Our thoughts and the burdens we carry (instead of dealing with) cause us to be sick.
For example, grief can cause high blood pressure and cause one to be at a greater risk for cardiac events. Anger causes an increase in blood pressure, anxiety, and headaches. Resentment can cause an increase in anxiety, depression, and decreased immune function.
As you can see from these examples, the burdens we carry cause future problems.
Mindset also matters in our health status.
If we are usually negative thinkers, we create this negativity throughout our body which affects the immune system, and hormone levels, and increases our stress response.
“Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?”
Negativity Affects Health
Here’s what I’ve learned: Our human bodies are wired to focus on the negative. We have around ~6,000 thoughts a day. In our sinful human condition, the majority of them are negative.
We as humans use these negative thoughts and find evidence to make these thoughts appear true. Throughout the day we will confirm that these thoughts are true by the focus our brain has on them.
It becomes like a tunnel vision where we become locked in on how true these thoughts are!
Add in the pain of something someone said to you, and the brain will find all the ways to dictate how true it is.
It becomes a cycle of the brain becoming in charge and feeling stuck in this cycle of depression and anxiety and overwhelm. These thoughts become more and more true.
Thoughts and Health
Want the good news?
These thoughts are only thoughts! Even if our brain likes to convince us that they are real. They are only thoughts!
The hard work cut out for us is making our brains work for us and not against us. We need to march our brains around. Tell it that it is only a thought even if it seems like the truth.
We take these thoughts captive and hold them up to the truth that God gives us in His Word.
5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
You Can Improve Your Health by Taking Control of Your Thoughts
So it takes work on our part, but it isn’t impossible!
For someone who struggled with negative thinking, I have spent time working on this the last few years and I can say I am so much better! I feel like I can spot those thoughts and I’m aware of them!
Furthermore, this is what focusing on health looks like! We might envision lifting weights or running, but health is also growing in faith, capturing thoughts, and working on the pain and burdens we have been carrying!
Here’s a word of wise: Any new habit or change you implement takes time and (a lot of grace!) Be gentle with yourself. Some days you miss and forget.
Try to add a habit to something you are already doing consistently!
Check out this example: My husband is taking a new supplement but forgets often. So we have out the container by the coffee machine. Accordingly, He daily goes to the coffee machine which is already a consistent habit, so putting it there means a higher likelihood he will remember and take it!
Before I get to my favorite products I’m using this year, I wanted to leave you with this!
“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.” ~Joyce Sunada
My Favorite Products for this New Year
- Getting into the Word. I’ve been using YouVersion app on my phone and doing a plan daily!
- Drinking Ningxia Red. Sometimes I don’t eat the best and drinking this daily assures I’m getting good things in! To learn more!
- One of the best things I have done for my mindset is to get help from a coach! It has made a huge difference in my thinking and ability to get through struggles!
- I use Young Living Essential Oils daily in my diffuser around my home, rolling them on my body, and using the vitality line in capsules!
Here are some of the products!
Durasage Infrared IR Far Portable Indoor Personal Spa Sauna with Heating Foot Pad and Chair, X-Large, SilverHealthyLine Far Infrared Heated Pillow – 18” x 10” x 4” Memory Foam Firm Mat Filled with Amethyst, Tourmaline and Obsidian Crystals – Negative Ion Therapy, EMF Blocking101 Ways to Work Out with Weights: Effective Exercises to Sculpt Your Body and Burn Fat!Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS, Heart Rate, Sleep & Swim Tracking, Black/Black, One Size (S &L Bands Included)
More Additional Health Products I Love
- I have been aiming at getting in the sauna 2-3 times a week! The evidence is encouraging here!
- My Biomat sits on the couch and someone is usually using it! To learn more!
- My Fitbit has been helpful for sleep and I try to hit the 10,000 steps daily!
- Our water intake has a direct effect on our health! I try and carry mine with me throughout the day!
- Journaling or brain dumping is important to catch those sneaky thoughts and bring them captive! Get a notebook or a specific journal for this important work!
- I try and do some type of strength training a few times a week! The book listed below has been helpful for exercise regimens and showing me pictures of the actual lifts!
- My walking trail! I’m blessed to have a trail around my property (that my husband mows/plows) but this has been so important to my spiritual health for times of prayer and solitude! Additionally, I have had many ideas and answers pop up when I’ve been on it!
Prayer Journal for Women: 52 Week Scripture, Devotional & Guided Prayer JournalIDEALOne Journal Notebook Lined Classic Hardcover – For Work, Home, School, 5.7 x 8 inches, 160 pages, 100GSM Thick Paper, with Elastic Band Closure and Ribbon Bookmark, BlackOpard 30oz Sports Water Bottle with Leak Proof Flip Top Lid BPA Free Tritan Reusable Plastic for Gym and OutdoorFitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with GPS, 24/7 Heart Rate, Alexa Built-in, 6+ Days Battery, Black/Black, One Size (S & L Bands Included)