In my new book, “The Seven Secrets of Amazing Health”, I shared some fundamental principles that have been tested and confirmed for ages to guarantee great health and its benefits. This mini book is my own contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3, target 4, which states: “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages, by 2030, reduce by one third, premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing.”
The seven secrets cover the following:
The true meaning of health
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), health is defined as “a complete state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This powerful definition has survived over a century and it is generally regarded as the most acceptable definition of health in the world. From the above definition, physical wellness is just one out of the other parameters to conclude that someone is healthy. For an individual to be certified truly healthy, their physical, emotional, social and mental well-being must be in good state.
The dimensions of wellness
Wellness is defined, according to The National Wellness Institute, as a “conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential.” The eight dimensions of wellness can be represented with the acronym, POISE-F.
P – Physical wellness
O – Occupational wellness
I – Intellectual wellness
S – Social and spiritual wellness
E – Emotional and environmental wellness
F – Financial wellness
Know your numbers
What are your numbers? I’m not talking about your phone numbers or account numbers. What are your health numbers – your Blood Pressure (BP), Blood Glucose Level (BGL), Body Mass Index (BMI) and other vital numbers that depict your health status? A Health conscious person is someone who is always aware of his vitals because he often checks his health status. A health careless person is someone who doesn’t care about his health status, thus, he doesn’t have current information about his health vitals.
Respect your body
You have only one body – no spare parts, no market to buy another one, no “tokunbo” or “fairly used”. It is therefore pertinent for you to respect your body. Taking good care of your body has a lot to do with healthy habits. Having a strong and sound body is not an option, it is a must. It can never be achieved by a lacklustre attitude but only through a conscious and continuous process of healthcare. As we grow older, our body is aging. The kernel of the matter is that your body houses your mind and spirit. And when the body is in trouble, then the mind and spirit cannot function optimally. Hence, there is a need to keep taking optimum care of your body.
Honour your mind
Powerful and mighty is the human mind. It can build or destroy. The human mind is that which enables a being to have subjective awareness and intentionality towards his environment, to perceive and respond to stimuli with some kind of urgency, and to have consciousness including thinking and feeling. The state of your mind has a stupendous effect on the state of your health. Great health starts from being in the right frame of mind.
Savour your spirit
Spiritual health is germane in experiencing an amazing health. We all are spiritual beings. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the highest human need out of all his needs is self-actualisation (fulfilments). This can be achieved through a pattern of living which will focus on two spiritual needs
Continuous growth (achieving our full potential).
The need to contribute beyond ourselves in a meaningful way (to make a difference in the lives of others).
In other words, for our spiritual health, we need to keep growing as individuals in order to achieve our full potential and be able to make a difference in the lives of others. Your spirituality feeds on fulfilment.
Age with grace
Every day, our body is getting old naturally, our mind is growing constantly, and our spirit is looking out for fulfilment regularly. Every day, we are taking a step closer to our ultimate end. The person born is definitely the person dying.
Now you have the seven secrets of Amazing Health at your fingertips. The more you apply them, the better you will fall in love with the new life and the new you, you are experiencing.
ACTION PLAN: Master the seven secrets of amazing health. Know your numbers. Strive towards complete health. Respect your body. Honour your mind. Savour your spirit.
AFFIRMATION: I am so happy and grateful now that I have mastered the seven secrets of amazing health. I am blessed and highly favoured.
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