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A Healthy Mind, Temple, Promotes A Healthy State Of Existence

About time this medical journal reaches you, may it find the body at its peak performance, the strength of the mind in a serene place, and the heart pulsating to give you the vital essence of life.
We are moving into a new season of winter, just peaking on the horizon. Caution in the elements that could have dire consequences if we do not take care of our immune system, keep it holistically boosted, by eating the right food to sustain our vitality, exercising at least three times a week, for keep our lung oxygenated, and if you are elderly, or immobile due to unforeseeable ability that limits the range of motion, then I would strongly suggest you do basic chair exercises for strength training, and if you are a paraplegic, here are some of the various ranges of motion movements that is beneficial, and safe, however, make sure you check with your physician prior to starting any exercise regimen.     
Regular exercise is essential to ensure the circulation of oxygenated blood to your joints and muscles and prevent muscle shortening and spasticity that results from prolonged sitting, so please keep that notation in mind.   
Medicine Ball Rotations, Woodchoppers, and Seated Oblique crunches is just some exercises that aids as a stress reducer and deter those muscles from becoming atrophic.     
If you are Quadriplegic, please be advised, you are at greater risk of developing muscles tightness and shortening in the hips, chest, wrist, and shoulders, therefore, breathing exercise are strongly recommended.   
Breathing exercise are important to improve your cardiac and lung function and ensure that your respiratory system does remains strong. It also increases your lung capacity and expansion and reduces your risk of secondary respiratory complications including pneumonia.   
For senior citizens, a brisk walk if you are able and ambulated to do so to get the heart rate up, and ladies, make sure you have Bear Spray on your person if you tend run, in the AM, or in the evening hours, partner up with someone.   
Seasonal Affective Disorder   
During the colder climate months, several people within society tend to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a known disorder due in part the reduced level of sunlight in fall and winter may cause winter-onset SAD. This decrease in sunlight may disrupt your body’s what I call an internal clock which can lead to feelings of depression. In addition, a drop in serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that affects mood, might play a role in Seasonal Affective Disorder.   
Since the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer, I can only suggest that you get as much sunlight as possible, start your Fall/Winter morning by opening the blinds, and exercise. This could be walking outside in the sun.   
Drink plenty of water, I beg of you, it keeps our sacred temple hydrated and the skin supple and moist.     
I am finding most people do not drink enough water; H20 is the most beautiful and natural way to detox the body, and helps of metabolize your food for fecal elimination, without falling to constipation, moreso, becoming impacted that can lead to twisted bowel. I usually drink Spring water at room temperature with a lemon slice in it.  One note also to take into consideration is, water can elevate anyone symptoms who suffers from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Subsequently, if you consume red meat, or pork, make sure you corporate more fiber in your dietary needs.   
The skin tends to get dry, crackling, and lack moisture in the colder mints, so, a little baby old in the water it makes the skin feel so soft (be careful so you will not slip due to the oiliness left behind) and once you step out of the shower/bath tub, rub in your favorite lotion when the skin is not quite dry, it will lock in moisture, your open pores will thank you for it, and slouch off any dead skin while the skin is wet, the areas or the soles of feet and heel area..     
I wanted to bring this to your attention, for those who do not take notice, when you buy your fruit, vegetables. Make sure you are not purchasing any of those items with the Radura symbol.   
The Radura logo, used to show a food has been treated with ionizing radiation.   
How do you identify irradiated food.   
Look for the Radura symbol along with the statement “Treated with radiation” or “Treated by irradiation” on the food label. Bulk foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are required to be individually labeled or to have a label next to the sale container.    
The WHO (World Health Organization) USDA (U.D. Department of Agriculture) states the radiation applied to fruit; vegetables is to control pests. And in its minuscule usage, not enough gamma rays to cause cancer.   
I do not know about you, but I only eat organic labeled fruit, and no GMO foods.   
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) refer to crops developed through genetic engineering and society wonders why we are known to get cancer, when proprietors are openly promoting and feeding American citizens cancer causing free radical food that leads to cancer.
So please be aware of that symbol above and the world irradiation sticker on your fruits or vegetable pass it up and make a better choice, for you and for your family.   
I will be promoting ideals for better health going forward during the winter month.   
This time of the year, you have the holidays coming up, please be kind, and have patience in your journal, the most rewarding gift is sharing of yourself and expecting nothing in return.   
-Exercise, drink water, incorporate fiber in your diet, get plenty of sunshine, and since you are what you consume, please make it healthy, and if you have little ones, make sure they are eating healthier fruits and enriching vegetables.   
Be blessed in your path, and for weary souls you may encounter, extend your hand and heart, for the simple fact, you never know when your ties may bind once again in life, hopefully, it may be for the greater good.   
SKC, Interim DON, APRN      
paraplegic, wheelchair exercises      
Quadriplegic Cardio Challenge | Episode 1| Drew's Fitness Journey
Written by SweetKittyCat5
Published | Edited 16th Nov 2022
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