Have you ever been around someone who just seems to radiate perfect health? What do people in perfect health know or do differently from those who struggle with difficult health issues in their lives? Would you like to enjoy better health, even perfect health? Let’s explore 12 time-tested, proven principles of perfect health.
Perfect Health Principle #1: Sunshine
Add a little sunshine to your life! Get at least 10-20 minutes of bright sunlight every day if possible. Full spectrum lights make a great substitute when sufficient sunlight is unavailable, especially in winter.
Perfect Health Principle #2: Fresh Air
Full, deep breaths of pure, fresh air fill the lungs with oxygen and purify the blood. Getting more fresh air improves your mood, improves your heart rate and blood pressure, improves concentration, and even aids in digestion.
Perfect Health Principle #3: Pure Water
Pure water does what no other beverage can do to promote perfect health. Drink lots of it!
Perfect Health Principle #4: Wholesome Foods
Wholesome foods are foods which promote health and well being. Whether they be raw, cooked, keto, vegetarian, paleo, vegan, or cultural such as Mediterranean or Asian, wholesome foods in general have 5 key characteristics:
- minimally processed
- naturally grown
- highly nourishing
- satisfy natural hunger rather than stimulate appetite
- come from a safe, clean source
Perfect Health Principle #5: Cleanliness
“Cleanliness is next to godliness” as a principle of health goes far beyond having good personal hygiene and keeping a tidy home. It means taking care of your mind, your body, your relationships, and your spiritual life in such a way as to ensure that unclean things and influences which pose a threat to your health and well-being are identified quickly and removed before they can do permanent damage.
Perfect Health Principle #6: Meaningful Work
To be perfectly healthy, our lives must have meaning. When we know that our work has meaning it brings joy to us and others. Without meaning, work has no joy. Without work, life has no meaning.
Perfect Health Principle #7: Sleep
Give your body a break! Sleep is one of the vital rhythms of life, crucial to maintaining both physical and mental/emotional health. It refreshes, repairs and regenerates your body, preparing it to face the challenges of a new day.
Perfect Health Principle #8: Recreation
Taking part in relaxing, enjoyable activities, especially outdoors, is the best way to bring down unwanted worries, tensions, and stresses that tend to build up over time because of our busy lives. It provides natural refreshment for body, mind and spirit, and you feel happier and healthier as a result.
Perfect Health Principle #9: Gratitude
An “attitude of gratitude” opens up a whole new world of better health to you, including improved relationships, more restful sleep, and greater strength to fight off disease. Rather than complain about the things you think you deserve, take a few moments to focus on all that you have and be thankful! It’s one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.
Perfect Health Principle #10: Rejoicing
Expressions of joyfulness, cheerfulness, and happiness work wonders for your brain, blood and nervous system in restoring vitality, balance and well-being. C. S. Lewis famously said, “Joy is the business of heaven.” In rejoicing there is strength that goes beyond the physical. You need that strength to enjoy perfect health.
Perfect Health Principle #11: Benevolence
Benevolence encompasses the higher human qualities of kindness, generosity, love, caring, and helpfulness toward others. Having and practicing benevolence allows us to rise above the baseness of ordinary existence with its attendant health issues, and provides a way for us to fulfill our noblest goals and aspirations.
Perfect Health Principle #12 Trust In God
The fact is, God is much more capable of managing your life than you are. Turn your life totally over to God and watch miracles occur!