Keeping and Living Well (Health Tips)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 

1 December 2015

We should aim to keep people well rather than ill

We should aim to keep fit to keep the doctor away

Eat well, drink in moderation, smoking is not advisable and do not dabble into recreational drugs.

Undertake exercises, sleep for about 6 hours a day and practice safe sex.

'Money can't revert ill-health - guard your health jealously'    © Rotimi Jaiyesimi, 2015

 

 

 

LOOKING AFTER NUMBER ONE, TODAY AND ALWAYS

 

13 November 2015

 

HEALTHY EATING
Eating well is important for all of us. In the short-term, it can help us to feel good, look our best and stay at a healthy weight. And in the long-term, a healthy, balanced diet can reduce our risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. But what exactly is a healthy, balanced diet?

In simple terms, to eat a balanced diet you need to combine several different types of foods - from each of the main food groups - in the right amounts so your body gets all the nutrients it needs while maintaining a healthy weight.

 

This means you should eat:

** Plenty of bread, rice potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods

** Plenty of fruit and vegetables

** Some milk, cheese and yoghurt

** Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein

** Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar (Acknowledgment - Health Promotion, Eire)

 

AVOID SMOKING
It increases the risk of cancer of the lungs and causes other breathing problems.

 

DRUGS
Taking drugs is not cool. it starts with the first experimentation and later becomes addictive. Its effects destroys lives and can lead to death, Don't fall to peer pressure - It's cool to be sane and different.

 

MENTAL HEALTH
Every single one of us will experience tough times in our lives. When we do, share your feelings with a friend or family member. Suffering in silence worsens the situation. Early intervention helps.

 

WELLNESS
It is important to get the work-life balance right. There is increasing stress in the workplace but remember the work will go on without you. Avoids burn out - exercise, socialise, take a holiday. No one is irreplaceable. Look after number one's health.

 

SEXUAL HEALTH
Having active enjoyable and healthy sex is an important part of life for many people, young, old, and middle aged. Looking after your sexual health is an essential part of an enjoyable sex life. Protect yourself from infections at all times. Use the condom.

 

OBESITY - AVOID EXCESSIVE WEIGHT
It is not a sign of wealth. It causes heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, cancer of the lining of the womb

 

YOUR DOCTORS, NURSES AND YOU
Seek explanation in simple English what the problem is (diagnosis), what investigations and treatment options are available as well as the side effects and risks of the proposed treatment or operation. It is your body and it is within your rights to request these information.

 

FAITH, MEDICINE AND YOUR HEALTH
God gave healthcare practitioners the skills and knowledge they possess. There is no where in any faith book that stipulates that God says one should not go to hospital. Doctors and Nurses care, God heals. Please seek help from hospitals when you are unwell or notice any departure from your normal health. Delayed treatment results in poor outcomes.

 

Na only one engine our body get o and spare parts na dey; make we na make our body knock o

Please take care of your health. Other healthy tips are welcome.

 

 

 

WELLNESS

 

17 May 2015

 

Good morning - Here comes a new day with a new opportunity to make a difference. I share some quotes to encourage us about the importance of health and a healthy lifestyle.

** Failure to top up your car engine with oil will ultimately result in a breakdown beyond repairs; however, the engine can be replaced;

 

Failure to take care of your body and health may result in a breakdown beyond repairs or by replaceable parts. Guard your health jealously - live a healthy lifestyle (Rotimi Jaiyesimi, 2015)
** Health is not valued till sickness comes (Thomas Fuller)

** When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, everything is lost (my adaptation of a Billy Graham quote)

** There is nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset (Arien Specter)

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