Blog# 125: Improving Physical Health Strengthens the Mind
This is especially true for children, since they have not yet developed fully intellectually, though they may be quite intuitive. People need exercise, preferably in fresh air, they need nutritious food and clean water. They also need to learn good posture so that their internal organs function optimally. Time spent outdoors, especially among trees, is beneficial in relieving stress and oxygenating the body.
Avoiding as many toxic substances, such as petrochemical based cleaning agents, pesticides, such as round-up, and manufactured furniture substances, such as smart foam mattresses, particle board furniture, and plastic shower curtains and food and drink containers is important. Toxins burden the internal organs, blood, and even the cells, since the body must neutralize and/or expel the toxic materials.
Optimal sleep, preferably between 11 pm and 7 am, full, relaxed breathing, primarily from the abdomen, and sufficient hydration are all important in supporting physical and therefore also emotional and mental health. Prolonged exposure to EMF’s (electromagnetic fields) can lead to minor or severe illnesses, depending on the sources – smartphones, x-rays, sunlight and fluorescent lighting are some examples. Additionally, excessive use of medications, including anti-inflammatories, anti-biotics, statins, and some vaccines can harm physical and also mental and emotional health.
Since hot and warm summer weather are the conditions from which we can derive maximal energy, it is important to take advantage of this situation by spending time outside, in the sun. Also, it is vital to conserve our energy, even in the face of such wealth. Saving energy results in reserves to help off-set illness, accidents, stress, rough weather and ageing in the future. People often tend to expend their energy when it becomes high. Learning to relax while in a state of high energy and to use that energy to repair the body and support the mind’s expansion, are important, in my opinion, for increased longevity and creativity, to say nothing of holding our own with AI. (Just kidding about that last part, about AI, but it still might be true…..)
So, have an enjoyable summer, while preparing and protecting ourselves for the autumn, winter, and beyond.
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