More Than Physical Health

While we need to take care of our physical health, we shouldn’t really forget that our emotional health and yes, spiritual health needs to be cared for as well.

For me, the Word of God is key to keeping me spiritually healthy. Reading the Bible and meditating on the words is cleansing, healing and yes, comforting.

If you have been an avid reader of the Bible, I encourage you to continue doing so. And if you are one who hasn’t been reading it, do try to start now. You will end up in much better spiritual health 🙂

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Don’t Forget Your Vegetables

I think we all know it. We know that vegetables are good for us. But just because we know does not always mean that we always make them a part of our diet. Sometimes, we need to be reminded. And we can also take note that preparing vegetables to be part of our meals does not need to be complicated.

The hubby and I do our best to always include vegetables in our meals. We oftentimes just steam our vegetables; sometimes we also boil them. When we prepare our vegetables like this, it is not only simpler but it means no need to use oil or any other seasoning with them.

I have to add here that in other Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam, vegetables are simply eaten raw. They are washed and then dipped into some sauce and eaten. As simple as that really. I have tried this when I lived in Thailand for a couple of years. And it was only while I was there that I learned how to eat raw or uncooked vegetables.

In the end, we do not need to complicate the way we cook or prepare our vegetables. Sure you can cook them into a tasty dish (like the one shown in the photo below) but you can also simply steam them, boil them or even eat them raw. Let’s just remember to always include them in our meals. And we do this to ward off diseases and to simply maintain a healthier and better lifestyle 🙂

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Getting Enough Sleep

Have you wondered lately if you are getting enough sleep? Well, I do. Especially since I do some online work well into the night or even past midnight.

I know it’s been said time and again that we need 8 hours of sleep each day. But just today I decided to check out again what experts have to say. I turned to the website of Mayo Clinic and found some interesting reminders as to the number of hours we should be sleeping. They do confirm that we adults need about 7-8 hours of a good night’s rest. Infants and toddlers, on the other hand, need 9-10 hours plus up to 3 hours of nap time. School age children need from 9 hours to 11 hours. Other than fulfilling these number of hours though, it is also important that it’s actually quality sleep, not one that is often interrupted.

I would say now that I need to add an hour or two to my sleeping hours, all for a healthier and better functioning me. Take note that lack of good sleep can affect our ability to perform “complex mental tasks”. Now how about you? Are you getting enough sleep?

Infants, toddlers & school age children need more sleeping hours than adults.
Infants, toddlers & school age kids need more sleeping hours.

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