June 2, 2019 - INSCRIPTIONS FROM THE HEART
LET’S GET PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL
Terminal illness – you never pay attention until it unexpectedly hits you or someone who is close to you. Here’s a friendly reminder in light of a series of strokes that have touched or taken the lives of some CEACers’ relatives or friends. Visit your doctor. Get a second opinion if necessary. Read up.
An issue of TIME in 2007 features the worldwide spread of breast cancer. With globalization comes the adoption of Western lifestyle in most countries. Women opt for western cuisine, which is high fat, low fiber, lots of sweets and red meat. Women left the farm to take office jobs that deprive them of aerobic physical exertion. With birth control, women have fewer children or have them much later in life. Combine these with daily stresses, longer lifespan and you have the perfect formula for cancer. Post-menopause, women are as susceptible to deadly diseases such as cancer, heart disease and hypertension as their male counterparts.
What to do (based from readings I had)?
• Check with your doctor a.s.a.p. (speaking of which, I need to do this)
• Eat more vegetables, fruits, fish and white meat. (use salt, sugar, cooking oil sparingly)
• Engage in aerobic exercise daily (sorry guys, weight lifting is not aerobic; the simplest & easiest form of aerobic exercise is walking). Make sure your doctor gives you the go-ahead before you start exercising.
• Sleep 7-8 hours regularly.
Please note that I am guilty as sin in doing these stuffs!
There’s a long journey ahead. The future is unknown. My body maybe aging, but I’m (and you are) still alive and kicking. We need to be good stewards of our bodies – God’s temples.
On another note, there are lots of potential our bodies can make a good lasting impact in our city and world. So many still need the Lord. Our work is far from done, but we have hope. Our God is good and has promised to be with us every step along the way. For that reason, I expect life to be exciting if we hear God’s clear calling in our lives. I still hear it, do you? The last I heard from Jesus, He called me to serve together with His good people at CEAC. You ready to ride together? Let's make good use of our bodies, His temples before He calls us home!