"...if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other." ~ George MacDonald
"...if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other." ~ George MacDonald

“To do what we are told is a far grander thing than to lay the severest rules upon ourselves—ay, and to stick to them too!” (p. 187, Donal Grant by George MacDonald, 1824-1905)

There is only one who is worthy of my absolute trust and obedience, and that is Jesus (see here). However:

“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ ~ Jesus

When I’m tired or sick I’m more vulnerable to temptation. That’s just reality.

In order to be physically strong, I know I have to eat well, get to bed by a certain time and wake up at a certain time.

What happens when you don't get enough sleep? See here.

So when I get home from work I try not to sit down and watch TV. I do what I have to do as quick as I can. If I procrastinate—if I waste time—I’ll eat rubbish and get to bed late. And before I know it I’m in a downward spiral.

I also know I have to do some exercise.

I don't do much exercise, but when I do I either try to do strength exercise or the kind of exercise recommended in the following video. The ONE Exercise That Makes You Live Longer. Since I don't have much time (like most people) I like to do exercises that are simple and quick (like the ones recommended in this video, see here).

I also try to eat well.

See also 40 Year Vegan Dies of a Heart Attack! The Omega-3 and B12 Myth with Dr. Michael Greger.

One of the most important things I can do in regards to eating the right foods in the right amounts is simply to ask myself this question before mealtime, "Am I hungry?" If I'm not hungry, I'll just have a very small amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fat, with some vegetables, and if possible, some sprouts. If I am hungry, I'll eat till I'm satisfied. (I also try not to eat between fixed times.)

Now sometimes it’s not possible to do all the things I'd like to do to improve or maintain my health, but even then I can do God’s will (see here). No matter how tired or sick I can seek to come closer to others. No matter how I feel, I can choose to do what God asks me to do. (My spiritual disciplines are simple. I say the Lord’s prayer first thing every morning and before going to bed at night. I also read one chapter from the Bible every morning and try to pray throughout the day. But as important as these things are, they are not as important as simply doing what God asks me to.)

Regarding health, the following are things which I found helpful (or interesting).*

Why Fixing the Gut is the Key to Healing Chronic Disease

Healthy Gut, Healthy You

What Food Is Right For Me?

Fast Asleep: How to get a really good night's rest

Home made magnesium cream for muscle relaxation, See also.

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Prayer

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* I will add videos or articles if I think they are important.