N A T U R E
I have always believed that nature is our teacher and that we should get as close to nature as we can whenever we can.
Are you reading this post and expecting to hear about products that you can buy to replace conventional medication, because if you are, then read no further. Nor is the post about health supplements. Look I’m not saying that herbs and vitamins don’t have their place, it’s just that I don’t want to walk down that road today.
I want to walk out into the garden and lie on the grass.
Lie there, look at you, and then talk about my doctors. No, not human doctors ! What then ?! Natural doctors, my friend. There are 6 of them whom we can turn to every day .
The 6 Best Doctors in the World:
Great for physical and mental health. Good for our skin if we expose the skin sensibly. As with everything, too much is bad. Also strengthens our bones and lightens our spirits. It’s a fact that sunlight makes us feel healthy, fit and happy. Our bodies evidently get 90% of our Vit.D from the sun. It is said that we should get three 15 minute sessions of sunlight (without sunblock) three times a week. Vitamin D can also be obtained from other sources eg. Salmon oil.
The human body is made up of 70% water so drinking plenty of fluids to maintain and replenish water levels is vital for things like muscle function, joint and brain protection, immune health, digestion, and even mood. Advantages of drinking water include weight loss, skin elasticity, temperature control, memory function, healthy bowel function, natural headache remedy, prevents cramps.
Rest is a time to replenish the mind, body and soul. A pit-stop . Think of F1 motor cars which race around a track. Their tyres wear out right and they have to make a pit-stop to fit new tyres. It’s the same with us humans, we rush around all day long and we get worn-out. We are not machines and so we have to rest far more than what they do. We can’t just order a new engine !
Fresh air can boost our immune systems. The smells in fresh air bust stress and increase happiness. Fresh air relaxes us. It energizes us. It clears our minds. Great for mental and physical well-being.
We all know that a balanced amount of exercise is good for our health. I have read that exercise can reduce the chance of cardiovascular disease by a third. Exercise helps us maintain a good weight. There are social benefits when exercising in a group or team. Not only is exercise good for the physical body but it is also one of the most effective ways to improve our mental health. It relieves stress, improves memory, helps us sleep better, and boosts overall mood.
So much has been written about our diets ie. what we eat on a daily basis. We know that eating a balanced diet will give us a better chance of being fit and healthy. What we eat is a combination of common sense and experimentation. We know what foods are not good for us and what foods we enjoy and don’t enjoy. The key is to eat what’s best for you. Nobody can actually tell you what you must eat because they don’t know what your needs are. Just eat what you need to eat but eat slowly and don’t go overboard.
If you like ice-cream, then eat it, but not every day and not out of a trough. Troughs are for the animals on the farm not for us. Why go Extra Large for goodness sake ! Your body doesn’t need all that food. You don’t keep pouring fuel into the petrol tank of your car do you?
Just be sensible about what and how you eat. Eating should be an enjoyable experience. Everything in moderation. Every mouthful tasted and enjoyed.
Food is the fuel that drives your motor every day. Choose wisely !
So there are the six best doctors:
Doctor Fresh Air
Hope you enjoyed the read. Thanks for taking the time. Made it sound casual and you might even say childish, but our health is important and we just have to give ourselves the best chance of being fit and healthy.
Would love to hear from you.