The nutrition industry is a multi billion dollar industry, with everyone having their own take on what we should and shouldn’t eat. But what if the perfect way to live our lives was given to us from the very beginning of creation? Yes, by day 7 of creation God had already given us a firm foundation on how we should live a healthy holy life. Here are the 3 healthy habits every Christian should have.
Let There Be Water
We all know the importance of water. Well, at least we should know the importance of water. Did you know that water was the only thing on the earth when it was formed?
“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:2
Water is the base for any healthy fitness journey. Water has been found to improve moods, help with digestion (weight loss), and flush out toxins.
You should strive to drink at least 50% of your body weight, in ounces of water a day.
Pro Tip: Make your success as easy as you can. Get a big water bottle so you don’t have to make so many trips to refill.
The First Diet Plan
When God created us he told us just three things. He gave us a purpose, a job, and a diet plan.
“God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Genesis 1:28-19
The food pyramid you were taught in elementary school was lying to you. Fruits and Vegetables are the foundations of how God wants us to eat. Fruits and Vegetables have been found to reduce the risk for heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers, and helps decrease the risk of type two diabetes.
The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines recommend adults eat anywhere from 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. That is a large range. Let’s strive to get the average of the two, 9 servings.
Pro Tip: There is a pretty popular group of fruit in the Bible. Check out how many there are in Galatians 5:22-23. Consequence?
And on the 7th Day
When you are sick, what is the first thing you want to do? Get in bed and go to sleep. This is because during sleep the body can really focus on healing itself. So why do we treat our bodies so poorly every other night?
It seems like people almost wear proudly the badge of lack of sleep. I often hear people bragging about getting only 4 hours. They are only hurting themselves in the long run. Sleeping has been found to improve your mind (memory, creativity, and smarts) and even improve life longevity.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests we sleep 7-9 hours a night. 7 hours? 7? That sounds familiar.
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” Genesis 2:2
Pro Tip: To help improve your sleep, turn off all screens (TV and phone) at least an hour before bed. Reading before bed has also been found to improve sleep quality.
Watch This Video
In this video, I show you how to make it so that these habits actually stick using the Christian Planner.
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