Relationships feed healthy lives

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Relationships come in all forms and sizes, positive and negative. Think about family—spouse, children, parents, crazy Aunt Sally, or boring Uncle Bob, friends, co-workers, school-mates, neighbors, people you’re church or clubs, teachers, the list goes on and on. There are close personal ties and distant peripheral acquaintances. But all come together in our lives to influence us one way or another and vice versa, we influence them. Close relationships help to form who we are and who we become. When they are safe, intimate, healthy relationships, both persons are encouraged to grow into who God created them to be. What are some characteristics of such a relationship? How do we foster these? How do we impact those around us? (more…)

The bank account needs to be healthy too

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So, we’ve talked about Fitness, Nutrition, Restoration and Peace on our Wheel of Life. Today we are going to talk about Finances. Wheels must be balanced on all sides to run evenly. Balanced finances help life roll along smoothly. A balanced financial plan helps with peace in our lives. Our relationship with money is ever-evolving. It’s never too late to start. (more…)

Peace an important piece of health

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Most people desire a peaceful, healthy, conflict free life. However, reality pops in and throws in all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. What do you think of when you have peace? How do you feel when you have peace? Some synonyms are tranquil, calm, restful, at ease, contentment, harmony. How do you feel when you don’t have peace? Synonyms for this are stressed out, agitation, confusion, conflict, noise. Which is more appealing to you? How do you get to the peaceful state when life happens? (more…)

Renewal required for healthy body and mind

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So far in The Wheel of Life blog we have talked about Fitness and Nutrition. Today we are going to address Restoration. How do you restore your energy, vitality and health? The definition of restoration is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.” Number one there is an action; it doesn’t happen without exerting effort. Secondly, something is being returned to a former condition. (more…)

Fitting fitness in to a healthy life

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In our first installment, we talked about an overview of The Wheel of Life. I hope that you marked on your wheel where you think you belong on each spoke. The goal is not to have a nice even circle but to know where you are and evaluate what changes need to be made to give you the life you want.

This week we are going to talk specifically about the Fitness spoke of your life.

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Mental fitness as important as physical

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In the last blog, we talked about staying physically healthy as you age. There are also our minds to think about—and healthy psychological aging is just as important as staying physically fit.

Our mental attitude has a far-reaching impact on our health. As we think, so follows our attitude. In other words, if we dwell on negatives, real or imagined, more negatives will be our focus. However, if we dwell on positives, we are more likely to see the good around us. (more…)

Movement, nourishment more important as you age

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Aging is a fact of life. So let’s talk about how to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible, making the most of our years. “Age is just a number.” On our Tanita scale it gives us a health age. It is very encouraging when that’s younger than our chronological age. However, it doesn’t take our blood pressure or cholesterol or stress level or sleep habits or lifestyle into account. It does, in fact, consider your weight, your percent of body fat, and your waist circumference. Now is a wonderful time to consider how your lifestyle can help improve your chronological age and improve your future. (more…)