God gave us the gift of life, and it is our responsibility to take good care of that precious gift. Unless we feel the symptoms of a disease, most of us try everything we can to avoid thinking about wellness. Yet, better health is the best gift that we could ever give to ourselves and our loved ones. This gift will not only benefit you, but also your family members for years to come. Sadly, we often completely forget about health, and most of us do not realize its importance until we have a health crisis.
During Christmas, everybody dedicates so much effort, energy and resources to giving gifts. We give our loved ones jewelry, nice clothes, the latest gadgets, but how long could we expect to enjoy these things without good health? Without better health, would those types of gifts really matter anyway?
How can we give a gift of good health to ourselves, our loved ones and others? We can begin by taking care of ourselves- living a healthy lifestyle, eating right, taking the time to rest and relax, and exercising. Let us start giving the gift of health TODAY, and make 2020 the healthiest year ever! Here are some pretty awesome ideas for your holiday wellness gift box:
- Cooking classes – If we want to be healthy, we must nourish our bodies with healthy foods. The best foods that we can have are foods that we prepare ourselves. Eating right does NOT mean giving up tasty food! Develop the knowledge base necessary to prepare real, healthy, and delicious foods at home to delight your taste buds without destroying your body. You do not need to be a chef to discover cooking methods for life-long, healthy eating.
- Super-Powered Juicer – I am all for juicing, especially during periods of detoxification, cleansing, illness and/or maintaining optimum health, beauty and vitality. Juicing allows for a more gentle digestive process, which leaves more energy for detoxification, cleansing, and regeneration. Juicing is also a direct infusion of vitamins, minerals and enzymes to your blood stream. I favor the efficiency and affordability of masticating juicers like Matstone based on years of experience.
- Nature Tripping – The Philippines is one of the most beautiful Island archipelagos in the world. Give a gift of nature! Take a trip to a place where you can commune with nature and, most of all, experience healing. Fostering a harmonious relationship between people, animals, plants and the environment, nature tripping allows you to experience everything that God created!
Let us celebrate a green holiday season this year! The holidays are special, but this year’s festivities need not negatively impact our environment. As we feast, give gifts, decorate and travel during holiday season, we also consume lots of resources and generate lots of waste. Thousands of paper and plastic shopping bags end up in landfills every year. Reduce the number of bags thrown out by bringing reusable cloth bags for holiday gift shopping. Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day. Doing so will not only save energy, but will also help your lights last longer. Bring your own bags on shopping trips, so shops won’t have to give you new ones with your purchases. Donate the older toys that you no longer use to charities. Bake cookies or other goodies for your friends and love ones, and package them in reusable and/or recyclable containers as gifts. Compost leftover food scraps and leaves.