Thursday, November 02, 2006

Health & Wellness

Have you noticed that most people in our society are constantly tired, gaining weight (despite the health industry's increasingly strident recommendation for low-fat diets) and are stressed beyond belief? Strangely most people seem to accept this state of affairs, and feel powerless to change their life and health for the better.

Lately I have been reading, learning and attending seminars about health and wellness, as I feel that health is extremely important. So how do we achieve balance in our health? And how can we feel "in control" of our future health and well being? How do we achieve optimal health, increased energy and live longer, how to have good diet, reach and stay on our ideal weight, and how to manage ongoing health and vitality? Farmers teach us that to achieve balance, diversity, protecting our forests, and organic agriculture are vital. Soil needs to be balanced, farms need to be organic, no infecticides.

I will write more after my next seminar.... in the meantime, please feel free to sharemwhat you think about health and wellness.


Ross said...

Eat properly, and make sure you get enough rest, sleep, and exercise.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

On the whole the trend worldwide is towards better health.

Advances in medical science are enabling people to live longer healthier lives.

There certainly is a problem of obesity in the West, but this must not be allowed to distort the overall positive trend to better health.

I am afraid I totally disagree with you about Organic food. This is one of my pet rants.

Advances in agriculture enable more people to eat fruit and vegatables at lower cost.

There is no credible evidence that organic food is healthier and it is not necessarilly better for the enviroment.

Organic farming requires hige amounts of land, destroying natural habitats and pushing up the price of produce.

Bjorn Lomborg puts it better than I can:

"Astounding as it may seem, the choice is fairly clear. If we choose to remove pesticides from agricultural production we will get food and water without these substances. It will probably also mean that we can avoid some twenty deaths a year. The cost, on the other hand would be at least $20 billion a year, putting more of the countryside under the plow and allowing perhaps 26,000 more people to die of cancer a year."

Every Blessing in Christ


audrey` said...

Hi dear dear!
Eat more fruits and veges.
Drink more plain water.
Rest and sleep well.
Walk and walk.
Focus on God.

Take care =)

Ross said...

So, Kitty, you like karaoke, do you? Where do you go to sing? I'm curious.

Kitty Cheng said...

Hi Ross, they are important points.

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, I heard that advances in agriculture, although might mean they are at a lower cost, have lots of chemicals in them. Chemicals that are not good for our health.

There is certainly evidence that organic food (organic supplement) is much better. I will write about that in my post later.

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, you are so right!! Apart from all these physical things we need to be aware of, focussing on God is extremely important!

Kitty Cheng said...

Ross, I sing karaoke in the function room of concept blue nowadays (the apartment on the corner of russell and latrobe streets). Wanna join me sometime mate?

Ross said...

Yes, I'd be up for that.

Kitty Cheng said...

haha didn't know you like karaoke (or singing for that matter) too :)

Ross said...

I sing adequately, either for my own amusement in the privacy of my home, car, or in church, but not well enough to perform or participate in music ministry. Having said that, from what I've seen, you don't need to be that good a singer to do karaoke.

Kitty Cheng said...

Ross, I'll surely invite you when I organise a karaoke party :)