Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Three Physical Activities That You Can Do Without Part2

This is part two of our story. Enjoy.


Walk is very easy. Nearly every person can walk. Exception is the physical challenged ones in the leg or hip. Even a slight deformation like inequality in the length of the leg can enable a person to walk.

Many a person will not like to walk a short distance. Because transportation is cheap, you paid a small fare. You get to your address within 10 minutes so to speak.

But do you know that you can walk ¼ of a mile within 20 minutes?

A brisk walk can cut down the time to 10 minutes.

I am not saying that you should not drive your car or take a taxi, a bus, to such a small distance if time is not on your side.

But make walking a part of your physical activity.

Walking will benefit you more than cycling.

Now, take a brief walk round a football field or a law tennis court if it is nearby.

Or else, take a brief brisk walk round the country side and enjoy the natural scenery.

I remember my second daughter getting up to walk. In fact she showcased it so well that it was a thrill to me and others.

A brisk walk includes taking a wide stride and swinging the hands that do some good to the shoulder as well as the chest.

Take a good look at competition walking or Olympic meet. See how the competitors move their body. Even the neck is brought into vital play. Your entire body will benefit from a brisk walk.

The immerse benefits you get from walking as an activity included:

Your legs become stronger. The muscles of the thigh and ankles become well develop and coordinate.

Your hip bone becomes strong. It is the hip bone that supports the upper part of the body.

Walking as an exercise increased the heart beat. The rate of breathing in and out increases and thus, the lung is supply with more oxygen and blood. This eliminated waste matters like carbon dioxide from the body.

More benefits that you derived from walking include increased energy output.

Your digestive system will work well and digested your food well. After two hours or more of taking a meal, a short walk round the country side will impact more health and nutrient benefit to the body.

Start walking. Coordinate it into your exercise plan. Make a sound plan to walk round a school compound, a church yard or a short street to and from in the morning before taking your bath and going to work.

Or you do it in the evening before watching that streaming video on scream.

You can wear anything you like to go for a walk. But avoid bikinis.

A pair of tennis shoes with a short and T-Shirt or a jogging jersey is idea.

In actual reality, you can wear any comfortable clothing that suits you for a walk.


Jogging or slow running befits personal health. It is a world in itself. Welcome. Its many and varied benefits surpass other running activities.

I jog regularly once in the week. I jog ¼ of a mile because I have other bodily activities like swimming incorporated into my weekly exercise routine or experience.

On the last Friday or Saturday of the month, I jog a mile.

It takes me at least 60 minutes because I go briskly and slowly.

You should learn to make jogging into your exercise plan.

As an example, I scheduled Mondays for jumping jack, press ups and downs and push and pull, etc. These are exercise that I and you can do in the living room.

Wednesdays are more of a body building. On Thursdays, I find time to relax my nerves and muscles on the river. In other words, I go swimming.

My friend, I do not know about you.

How you plan your physical activities is up to you. It is at your convenience.

Jogging will benefit you more if you go slowly and briskly, provide you jog more than half a mile in the week. But begin with ¼ of a mile or less. This loss the joints and muscles of the legs, tights, hips, and so on.

Otherwise, you may feel very uncomfortable with joint and muscle pains, including the chest and heart pains.

Remember a sound physical activity do not give pain to the body. It brings with it sound health benefits.

Here I recalled the first time I jog more than a mile in preparation for a local cross country marathon. Although I made it, I feel pain all over my body, especially the ankles, legs, muscles, joints and had a hard time finding my breath.

I went to see my doctor for medication. Prescription including pain killer were prescribed for me. I got some relief. I never has venture so again without some warming ups before any form of bodily exercise.

Do not jog if you cannot take a short walk.

The risks are heavy on the negative side.

It can result in heart failure in some cases.

It can end in fainting and or mental disturbances. In one cross country race, one runner fainted and kept shouting “Olotu, Oloto, take time.” Olotu was my History teacher. Whether the runner had a grudge against him, I do not know. He was taken to hospital and given a syringe shut, and became calm.

I have seen it happen more than once.

Try jogging for only ¼ of a mile or less to begin with. This will prepare you well for the next level.
I prefer to go jogging early in the morning. Some prefer the evening when the over head sun sink in the horizon.

Whatever your preferences, jog morning or evening, once or twice in the week.
A fat person can use jogging to reduce weight, while a thin person can use this tool to build strength and stamina.

Provide this is done twice a day morning and evening; and twice in the week. One should schedule certain day say Tuesdays and Thursdays on a regular basis for these actions or the plan to loss weigh will be a failure.

What gains do you get from jogging apart from losing weight as mention above?

Transportation of blood and food nutrients all over the body is assured. Digested food material including oxygen is distributed freely round the body.

It reduced educed cholesterol in the blood. Unwanted cholesterol and fat in the body is breaks down or it is burnt and oxidized to release energy for other bodily activities.

Jogging builds stronger bones. Jogging is more powerful than walking. The more you jog regularly, the stronger and more powerful your bones become. Osteoporosis is thus eliminated.
Jogging brings with it the benefit of mental alertness. Jogging will enable you to be more mental alert. You think straight and positive.

It reduced heart disease. Heart related disease like diabetes, high blood pressure are done away with. Your heart beat will become regular, and hence, low blood pressure is eliminated.

Jogging induces relaxation. After a jogging session, you can rest well and relax.

Think of a good outfit to go for a jogging. A pair of tennis shoes with soaks is okay.

Wear a long sleeve jersey with matching trousers. Your jogging suit should be comfortable. This will keep your body warm and prevent a cold seizure if you are jogging early morning.

Shorts are idea for jogging in the evening if the weather is hot or rather warm. Otherwise, wear a long sleeve jersey with a trouser and matching pair of tennis shoe as said above.

The story so far can be useless if we do not think about food to eat.

Have a well balanced meal including fruits and vegetables two hours before attempting any of these activities.

Tip: do not do any of the exercise immediately after taking a meal. If you go swimming straightaway after a meal, you are likely to be drowned in the water, no matter how good you can swim. So take plenty of time at most two hours to rest before major exercise.

To your good health!

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