by Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.
As we mature, our interest in keeping our body running well escalates. Health has always been a concern, but now we find our body demanding more attention. Media bombard us with sometimes confusing health recommendations. The medical community cranks out endless research; and local hospitals seem to issue directives about how we "should" handle our health care. On and on the health carousel swirls around us.
Certainly we want the best medical care we can find, and we want to "keep fit," but with all this apparent contradiction, what are we to do? When we separate the hype from the research, we find that there are seven areas of health practices that together contribute directly to our overall wellness. These seven serve as the foundation for wellness and the backdrop for vitality; they are particularly important as we move into our maturing years.
Next month we'll look at why we want to be well; as a Christian, the answer may surprise you.
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