Jun 6, 2019
I want to share with you something that's so important to us as Christian and business owners.
This is not to add on another layer of things we should be doing. This is important. Please listen to this and don't feel guilty for what you are not doing.
As Christians, our bodies are the temple of God. When we become Christians, that's what the Bible says. Therefore, we should take care of ourselves. It's not a trivial thing that people talk about being healthy and taking care of ourselves.
As business owners, I know it's hard to take care of ourselves. It's hard for me to find time to prioritize walking two miles.
For me, the biggest driver in taking care of myself is being there with my for my kids and my family. I want to be able to run with them and not to have my back issues. I have chronic back pain from being in the military, and knee and shoulder problems. I also know that if I don't keep moving, I'm going to have a harder time.
Thankfully, we have a treadmill in our basement. If it weren't for that, it would be a lot harder. However, there are plenty of things we can do at our desks or in our offices.
We have lymph nodes. *I'm not a doctor in any way. I've been learning about the body and food and diets since I was a little kid.* In the lymph nodes, that's where the body fights off infections or bacteria. A few are in the arm bits by the breast tissues. There are some in the neck where you can feel if you're getting sick.
We need to be moving to keep the lymph moving. And drinking water to flush out the toxins. We need to be moving. Sitting is the new smoking and they are saying that sitting can kill you. They're saying to walk for 30 minutes a day to improve your health.
That is one of the ways I'm taking care of myself. I'm getting walking so I can move the lymph out of the lymph nodes and doing what I can to stay healthy.
One of the reasons they say not to wear deodorant/anti-persperant with aluminum is because it holds the toxins into the breast area and it's been known to cause cancer.
I said to get moving. You can do squats and lunges anywhere - in the bathroom, in your office, at your desk - all you need is two feet by two feet space so you don't bump into anyone. I used my bathtub to do dips to work on my triceps. I didn't have to go to the gym because I've got my body weight.
There are a lot of people who have free workout videos on YouTube - one that I love and appreciate for having a wealth of videos online is Robin Long of the Balanced Life. She's got pilates, pre and post natal videos and more online. And I'm trying to get her on the podcast because I really want to share her with you guys.
I was in the military for six years and we did PT (physical training) multiple times a week, and I've done four half marathons and numerous 5Ks. Even if you're just jogging back and forth getting your heart rate up makes a difference.
The next thing you can do is to drink water. Here in the US and in other first world countries, we have access to clean drinking water most of the time. If you cannot access clean drinking water, it's super easy to buy a water filter. We use the Burke which is available on Amazon.
Our bodies need water to live. We can last for days without food, but we need water. There's a reason why Jesus calls himself the living water and why the woman at the well asked Jesus for his living water.
Most of the time when you're feeling hungry, is because you're actually thirsty.
You can add high quality essential oils, like Young Living which I sell, into your water. Adding the lemon oil to the water helps me absorb the water, but it also helps my body flush the toxins. I was reading how lemon oil can help the kidneys.
There are products like Crystal Light and other drink flavoring packets that are "sugar free". They usually also use aspertame, sucralose and other artificial sweetners that have been linked to cancer. Please reconsider using these drink packets. Look up articles to do your own research. The Environmental Working Group is a great resource for a lot of this information I'm sharing today.
Think about the things you're putting in your body.
Yes, I'm with Young Living Essential Oils, that's the Essential Oil Educator part of my title. We've been using essential oils for around three years and we've seen a big change in our health.
It's super easy to get started and to learn how to use these in your own oils.
I love lavender for so many things. Look up the uses for lavender on Google. The amount of anti- properties it has, the rest you can get from using it, and how great it is for burns is astounding.
If you want a sample, let me know! I actually just bought sample packets so I can send them to you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to get them into your hands.
One of the biggest things that I've seen happen with essential oils is with my own personal health and my hormones. The other day I had a huge migrane from my hormones. There's a oil called Progessense Plus which has natural yam oil in it which contains a natural hormone. I used the oil on my wrists and within 20 minutes, my migraine was gone.
You guys, if I had had that oil a few years ago when I was having more headaches, life would have been a lot easier and a lot better.
I've talked about emotional oils. Joy helps me feel better when I'm feeling really blue. And Peace and Calming calms me down when I'm having a hard day.
If you want to know more, let me know, I'm happy to chat. You can click this link to have a 30-minute call with me about oils.
God's given us these oils, just like he's given us water and movement, for our good.
Vitamins and Nutrients and the food we eat.
This is a huge topic and a huge way to take care of our bodies. I love chocolate, and cake and cupcakes. All the sugar you guys. But I also know that sugar is so detrimental to our bodies. I know when I eat sugar, it impacts my body. My mood is affected so much because of the chemical makeup of sugar.
When we at leafy greens, fish, healthy meat, fruits and good food, it benefits us.
If we aren't using those foods to get the vitamins and minerals, we're going to be more tired.
I recommend eating organic foods because the Round Up (Glycosphate) kills your gut bacteria which can make you sick and give you other issues. It's been put into plants that we eat through genetic modification. It's found in Cheerios, on kale and in pea protein among other things.
The Environmental Working Group has a list of 12 fruits and vegetables it recommends to eat organic.
I want you guys to be thriving and I know that these things can make a huge difference for you.
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