The taste of Flint 

The Flint, Michigan water saga keeps growing in the wake of those being held accountable for this horrible crisis.Filtering is not a long term fix. What’s next for the #FlintMichiganWaterCrisis? New criminal charges expected. Click to read CNN article below.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/29/us/flint-water-crisis-charges/index.html

WHY DO I HAVE AN HOURLY ACTIVITY GOAL?

The headline and the following content is an excerpt from Q&A from my fitbit mobile app. It reviews the importance and health benefits of being active hourly.

“Research shows that prolonged sitting is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression, as well as muscle and joint problems. Even if you meet typical exercise guidelines, sitting for long periods of time can still compromise your health. Fortunately, moving even a few minutes every hour reduces the negative effects of sitting.”

Three sources they cite are:

http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/preventdisease?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpreventdisease.com%2Fnews%2F14%2F011014_Sitting-Prolonged-Periods-Stalling-Metabolic-Machinery.shtml&utm_referrer=#2587

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25931456

http://www.ll.dlpa.bru.nihr.ac.uk/Sedentary_Behaviour__New_Study-4347.html

Renew Your Mind

The Dimensions of Wellness encompasses many facets. So, it should be no surprise that today’s blog topic speaks to the spiritual. To have a healthy body, we need healthy thoughts, which lead to healthy words and healthy actions. I like using the Bible Scripture Romans 12:2 because it tells us to renew our minds and we will be transformed. Another verse even tells us how to do it. It instructs us to have the mind of Christ. Wow. Philippians 2:5

What is the mindset of Christ? We might use another scripture to answer that question. The scripture I’m thinking is the one that talks about the fruit of the Spirit. Whether or not you are a Bible-believing Christian, or are an otherwise spiritually “religious” person (or not), you have been taught the principles of the fruit of the Spirit, as have I. These principles are even taught in business as emotional intelligence (EQ or EI).

Okay, “the fruit of the Spirit are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.” Galatians 5:22

Embedding these behaviors in our thoughts and minds should cause us to practice them. Think about for a moment. What would the world, or our personal environment, look like, feel like, if we each adopted the fruit of the spirit? It would be an amazing place. No crime, no hunger, no poverty. Peace and joy. Love would rule the day. Wouldn’t it be grand?

Let us each intentionally grab these nuggets of truth and practice then daily. We will encounter challenges of opposition along the way, but the more we integrate them into our lives, the more others will change around us. Let’s make a difference.
http://bible.com/296/rom.12.2.GNB

Engineered for Health

Fitness machine with Timer

I am on the other side of completing a health challenge campaign at the J.O.B. I was the team captain and, consequently, named our team “Engineered for Health” as we are part of the Engineering College. Following is the closing message I sent to the team. I thought it fitting on a broader scale and share it with you. I hope it resonates with you and that you share it with others.

“When I think about our team name, Engineered for Health, I think about the will and science of the human mind and body. That it does have the power, the tools if you will, to heal itself. Knowing that the word “health” is built upon the word “heal”, you cannot help but believe the former to be true. And, of course the word “engineered” – created for, built for, planned for – and any other verb you can think of.

“Bottom line, is that whatever our individual health goals are, we have the power to make them happen by virtue of our “nature made” ability to heal ourselves. It will be our choice to help or hinder the natural process.90 for life supplements

“The “Biggest Loser for Life” health challenge sets a good foundation from which to catapult forward. Review the 6 categories* from the scorecard and determine that you (we) will permanently integrate these behaviors*, and more as needed, into

your daily living. When that happens, the 7th category on the scorecard* will begin to reflect what we ultimately want and need. Let
the mirror be your friend.

“I wish each for of us success as we practice health each day. Understand that life will happen to slip us up and sometimes we may fall. You have the choice and power to get back up, even if you have to crawl or lean on another.”

6300_pill_capsule_guarder_with_shield_and_swordYou are a conqueror because you were engineered for health!

Take great care – your health is your wealth.

Audrey Wiggins
Engineered for Health Team Captain
intentionalwellnessgroup dot com

 


*Scorecard Categories Based on Behaviors to Practice Daily

  1. Exercised for 30 minutes
  2. Ate 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
  3. Ate 3 servings of whole grains
  4. Ate a health breakfast
  5. Dank water instead of high-calorie beverages
  6. Chose a smaller portion
  7. Record your weight