“…There are many life-style traits available that could aide us in seeking, and maintaining, good mental and physical health…”

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 MEMORY: Memory is our most important physical and mental health asset. What is life without memory? What are you doing to keep your memory? It is said that once you lose it, you never get it back. Given a healthy life-style; all that we have toward the end years…. is our memory. It is paramount, therefore, that we live such that we protect our health, therefore our memory.

With the increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s; all of us seem to have a family member, or at least, an acquaintance, who is suffering with this terrible disease. In a general sense; Alzheimer’s seems to have “zapped” one’s ability to have any memory recall. It seems now, too, that there are many “experts” who are telling us “what to do to alter” the effects of Alzheimer’s, or at least, delay it. So, why not I give you my two-cents….as well?

There are many life-style traits available that could aide us in seeking, and maintaining, good mental and physical health. There are diet, exercise, weight control, social balance, volunteer work, mental exercises, yard work; Church and social events, and one that probably no one would think about…the exercise of “forgiving.” I add this particular trait, as because, the “forgiving process,” will HELP to keep us in “good health.” Forgiveness helps to relieve anxiety, anger, and hostility…towards those who have offended us.

Also, keeping a busy life-style would seem helpful to maintaining good health. Any kind of mathematical or number games will keep your brain healthy. I think a daily regimen of doing “certain things,” will help you to have improved health.

Here are a few things that I routinely do, every day, to “help me stay healthy.” I start the day off with my morning prayers; then a “short exercise program.” I then go for a 1½ mile walk, continuing my prayers in the course of my walk. In mid-morning, I’ll find a ‘religious service’ to attend. This would mean … a prayer service, a Church service, or a Bible Study. In the late afternoon, I’ll take my evening walk… of another 1½ miles. In the very late evening, around 10:30 or 11PM, I’ll take a short walk, and exercise again. In between these events, I find time to go to the office, read some, take care of some business, and spend several hours working on my “web-site”… BrOOKS-of-WISDOM. This is a 7 day-a-week regimen. I’m pretty darn consistent in what I do.

I might add… I always leave the table hungry.  Then, in about 30 minutes later… I feel stuffed.  Figger that?

This whole process helps me to maintain good physical health, good mental health, and a healthy spiritual base. Will it prevent Alzheimer’s? Very doubtful, but I’m convinced that it will keep the buzzards away for a bit. At age 76… I think that I’m in pretty good health. My medical internists tell me that I’m in the “top one-percent,’ of those who in my age bracket…of “seventy-six-trombones.

1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Currently I weigh-in at 179 pounds….down a year ago from 215. I am committed to this daily regime, I hope, for the balance of my life….which BTW, I intend to be… another 20 years…the “good Lord willing.”

So… the question is: What are you doing to improve your mental, physical, and “spiritual health?”

…Blessings…cjlb…12/23/15

 

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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