Physical Health Guide


It is reported that there are isolated groups of people in the world who live to be 120 years old or more without ever being sick and are fully active until death. There is some scientific research to support these reports although ages are often disputed due to poor records from long ago and some facts seem to have been exaggerated. Check out the Hunzas, Vilcabambas, Japanese Okinawans, and Georgian Abkhasians for examples. It is also reported that when some isolated groups became connected to "civilization" and adopted modern lifestyles and diets, they began to age more rapidly and suffer from common modern illnesses like cancer, heart disease, etc.

The principals of physical health are fairly well known, so I am only going to summarize them along with providing pointers to some good source documents. I will also provide some unique or original thoughts I have found.

The physical body needs air, water, food, rest, and exercise to be healthy. These items need to be pure and high in quality to provide good health. Any professional knows that you cannot provide high quality work using low quality materials.

A starting place for more detailed information on physical health is the book   "Never Be Sick Again" by Raymond Francis

Check the following links for summary information.

Physical Health Factors -

  1. Put the good stuff in (Nutrition)

    The body needs a proper balance of nutrients to function properly. Improper balance can cause health problems. Moderation is a key!

    Reference - "Never Be Fat Again" by Raymond Francis

  2. Keep the bad stuff out (Toxins)

    1 Cor 3:16  Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
    1 Cor 3:17  If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

    Reference - "What The Bible Says About Healthy Living" by Rex Russell, MD

  3. Calories - good or bad?

    According to the Calorie Restriction Society, scientific research shows that the more calories you eat the faster you age. What truth is in this?

    Reference - "The Longevity Diet" by Brian M Delaney and Lisa Walford

  4. Fasting & Rest

  5. Breathing

    We need clean air to breath! If you live where air quality is not good - clean it or move! 
    Learn to breath right? Nuff said.

  6. Water

    Same ideas as Air/Breath.

  7. Excercise

    1 Tim 4:8  For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

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