There are as many opinions on health related fitness as there are current health articles. For me it is all about energy. You will enjoy self healing energy when your mind body connection is not compromised and your body’s electrical network is fully activated.
“Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick. The sage is not sick but is sick of sickness; this is the secret of health” – Tao Te Ching
In this section, I am going to list the elements that, in my opinion, make up health related fitness and which have worked for me over many years.
You might be confused if you have been reading health related articles. What was viewed as being bad for your health six months ago is being hailed in current health articles as the best thing that you can do to ensure your well-being The funny thing is that they all claim to know the truth about what is and what isn't good for your health.
But clearly no one knows and, what they are presenting are opinions based on their own perspective or agendas.
What we do know is that, we are all different, we have different ethnic backgrounds, we handle stress differently, we have different metabolisms and we have different life styles.
The one thing that we all have in common is the way we start in life. We start off when a male sperm cell and a female egg cell join up in our mother’s Fallopian tubes or in her upper uterus. These two cells begin multiplying and the end result is one of the greatest creations in our known universe, the human body.
In my section on Mind Body Connection, you will read about the network which connects every cell in the body to the brain via the spinal cord and about our self healing energy. You will also understand that, when your body is working right, old and sick cells die and are continuously being replaced by new healthy cells.
The next statement is so important that I am going to repeat it here.
You will enjoy perfect health when the old cells in your body are replaced by new healthy cells. It takes about 14 months for all the vital organs to be replaced and every 7 years you have a brand new rejuvenated body.
That, is the definition of abundant health or health related fitness.
Let us start taking a logical approach to health and stop blaming sickness on idiotic things like when someone asks me: “My leg hurts, do you think that it could be the weather?”.
“No”, I reply, “if it was the weather my leg would also hurt!”.
It is the inability of your body to fight off whatever it is, that is causing the pain in your leg, not the weather!
Pain is a symptom and your body’s warning system telling you that something is wrong and needs to be sorted out.
In the western world the suppression of symptoms has been masqueraded as health related fitness.
We are continuously brainwashed by adverts telling us that, when we feel pain, we should take a pill to make that pain go away. And if we cannot find a pill, we go to a doctor and he has a pill.
Let me explain this concept of taking a pill to suppress the symptom, by using an analogy.
Imagine that your brain’s warning systems correspond to the warning lights and instruments of a Boeing 747’s flight deck such as the one in the picture.
During a flight the pilot gets a warning indicating a malfunction with the fuel pump supplying the port engines with fuel. Instead of looking for the cause of the problem, the pilot decides to disable the warnings. This is what we do when we take a pill, we suppress the warnings by eliminating the pain.
Has the problem been solved? No, the engines on the left hand side are not getting enough fuel and they are about to shut down, but the warnings have been turned off. We don’t feel the pain, but the sickness is still present in our bodies.
Next comes a warning that the plane has lost power to the engines on the right hand side. The action taken earlier, caused the second fuel pump to overheat and malfunction. All engines are about to shut down and, well you can see where this is heading.
The result is similar to taking that pill to suppress the original symptom. Not only are you not curing any disease, you are causing more damage to your body!
Understand that every pill and chemical that you put into your body, has side effects. Even those necessary to save lives. Pick up the information sheet supplied with any medication and read the section which describes all the possible side effects.
Let me hasten to state that, this section is not about running down the medical profession in any way. I was involved in the medical profession for 29 years.
This health related fitness section is about restoring your confidence in this amazing body of yours and to demonstrate how you can start enjoying abundant health by helping restore your body’s self healing energy.
You are an integral part of this universe. We are all made up of the same stuff and we are all governed by the laws of nature, including our health. Everything in the universe is governed by precise laws. All you have to do is to live in harmony with these laws.
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty" - Albert Einstein
This section consists of eight chapters containing material based on common sense, my life experience and selective data from a great little book by Adam J Jackson entitled “The Secrets of Abundant Health”.
Click on the link to open up the page which will give you more detailed information on each of the chapters in this section on health related fitness.
Why is the mind so important?
Because, it is in the mind that all health and disease originates, both mental and physical.
The good news is that you have the choice of what to allow into your mind.
Go to Powers of the Mind
We take breathing for granted and we forget how important breathing is in ensuring our health related fitness.
The act of breathing brings oxygen into our bodies. Oxygen helps to transport the nutrients from the foods that we eat to all parts of our body and from those nutrients, the body creates living tissue.
Your body can survive weeks without food and days without water but without oxygen you will only last a few minutes.
Go to Breath for Life
We have already seen that the body makes living tissue from the food that we eat.
But what foods should we be eating? There are many differing opinions when it comes to what foods are good for you and which foods are not. You just have to read current health articles to see how varied those opinions can be.
The fact remains that good nourishment is essential for the production of your body’s self healing energy which in turn ensures that you live with health related fitness.
Open up my page on Why is Nutrition Important?
There are “feel good” and “feel bad” types of feelings. Laughter is very high on the list of “feel good” feelings.
To read more about the benefits of living with positive feelings go to my page on Laughter and Health.
We, like all other living things, require rest. And rest does not necessarily mean only our night’s sleep.
Go to my section on Rest, Peace and Health to learn why you need to regularly rejuvenate your body and mind.
In order to be healthy, every part of your body must receive a good supply of energy. You know from my section on the Body Mind Connection that your body’s self healing energy is transmitted via a network of nervous fibres which link your brain to every organ and cell in your body.
So, what does your posture have to do with any of this? The short answer is: everything.
Go to my page on How to Improve Posture.
It is very important for you to stay positive and see yourself as a bundle of well being. There are several easy changes that you can make to your life right now to start developing a positive mental attitude to health related fitness.
Visit my page for more tips on how to stay positive.
Exercise makes your lungs work harder, your heart beat faster and causes you to breathe more rapidly, filling you with oxygen and removing toxins from your body. In short, it gives you life!
Exercise is such an important component of your total health related fitness, that I have dedicated a separate section to it on this site.
Go to Benefits to Exercise.
The following three subsections will help you to stay positive, maintain your sinuses clear and provide your body with essential nutrients and trace minerals respectively.
I find it inspiring to read what others have said and written, especially if those people have been an inspiration in my life.
I have put together, a selection of phrases and quotes that help me stay focused on what is important in my life. I would like to share them with you.
Go to my page with Positive Thinking Phrases and Quotes.
The next two subsections are practical ways to assist your body’s self healing energy. They are both natural and involve water and Himalayan salt crystals.
Nasal sinus irrigation is a way to wash your nasal cavity of excess mucus and debris. It helps to maintain your sinuses clear and with regular use will help relieve chronic sinusitis and nasal congestion. I have just about eliminated my yearly cold since I started performing nasal sinus irrigation five years ago.
Nasal sinus irrigation is performed with a nasal cleansing pot or neti pot and should be part of your daily hygiene routine. Go to Nasal Sinus Irrigation to learn how to mix your neti pot solution and step by step neti pot instructions.
I was introduced to Solé about six years ago. Solé is a solution made by saturating pure water with coarse Hymalayan crystal salt. It is an easy and natural way to supplement your body with essential and trace minerals. For more information open the page Health Nutrition Tip.
Understand that you are the architect of your own reality. Everything that has ever happened to you, you have attracted into your life! Whether it was something good or something bad. This includes your health.
You now have the tools to ensure your health related fitness. Use them!