Wednesday, 11 January 2012


A prescription for a balanced education includes opportunities for achieving excellent health. Make a NEWSTART in your lifestyle and discover the difference a balanced education makes in your life at NCU.

Here are eight ingredients you will need for a healthier you: 
Proper Nutrition - POWER UP WITH HEALTY FOOD:   Base your diet on nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and beans. The essential nutrients are Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins & Minerals, Electrolytes and Water. Some organic elements have health effects- e.g. dietary fiber has beneficial effects. Eat mindfully, stop when you’re full.  The wiser you eat the better you’ll feel and look.
Regular Exercise - REAP THE REWARDS OF EXERCISE!  Optimal fitness in body and mind calls for at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily.  If you can’t go out, exercise inside.  Walk in place, move rhythmically to music, or put on an exercise DVD.  Maintain motivation by exercising with friends, varying your routine, and rewarding yourself in healthy ways when you reach mini fitness goals.
Adequate Water- Drinking a healthy amount of water is vital to your wellness.
Benefits of drinking water:  weight loss, natural remedy for headache, younger look with healthier skin, better exercise, helps in digestion and constipation, less cramps and sprains, less likely to get sick, relieves fatigue, good mood, reduces the risk of cancer. After all, you’re 55%-78% water.
Sufficient Sunlight - The sun provides the energy for all living forms to exist.
Benefits of sunlight: gives you a healthy looking complexion, makes your skin smooth with an irresistible healthy glow, ultraviolet rays in sunshine act as a natural antiseptic, helps clear up different skin diseases such as acne, athletes foot, and eczema; stimulates your appetite and improves your digestion, elimination, and metabolism; enhances the immune system.
Steadfast Temperance - Temperance is self-control or moderate use of things good for our health, and abstinence from things that are harmful. We need temperance in nutrition, exercise, water use, sunlight, and sleep. We may use good things in excess: too much carrot juice may cause skin jaundice; also, too much water may cause water intoxication. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and addictive drugs.
Fresh Air - Fresh air out of doors improves one’s health and sense of well-being.  Fresh air cleans our lungs, provides oxygen for our cells and increased energy for action, greater clarity to the brain,  which needs twenty percent of our body’s oxygen to function. A clear brain facilitates clear thinking. Fresh air produces a healthy mind, clean lungs, and a calmer constitution.
Restorative Rest - WAKE UP REFRESHED!  Getting enough sleep helps you stay alert and energized, and lowers your risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and depression, as well as accidents.  Some non-medical paths to sweet dreams include having a set bedtime, limiting liquids after 6 p.m., keeping your bedroom cool, and taking a warm shower or relaxing in some other way before going to bed.
Trust in Divine Providence - TRUST IN GOD IS THE PLATFORM OF WELLNESS. Benefits of trust in God: Peace of mind (Isaiah 26:3), peace with God (Romans 5:1), forgiveness (Ephesians 2:8-9), God lives in you (Galatians 2:20), heir to His kingdom (Luke 12:32), born again into God’s own family (2 Corinthians 5:17), nothing can separate you from the love of Christ! (Romans 8:38-39) and you receive eternal life (1 John 5:11).