How To Totally Transform Your Body By Simply Renewing Your Mind

The Bible tells us that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. This appears to mean that wherever our mind goes, our body will be sure to follow. In other words, we become what we think about the most. If that's true, perhaps we should look at what it takes to renew our minds.

We have all the heard the saying "We become what we eat"​. That is especially true when it comes to feeding our minds. For most it means what you are NOT feeding your mind. Yet you wonder why you feel like you are starving mentally and spiritually.

Positive transformation always begins with the renewal of the mind. Renewal is always the result of the spoken or written word. Words have the power to encourage, enlighten, and renew. Words can also depress, defeat, and destroy.

My goal in this article is to share with you my thoughts in order to perhaps make you aware of some changes in the way you think about your life. Hopefully, the result of those changes in your thinking will lead to a change in actions and habits, and finally to a change in your feelings and results.

I do not want you to take action because you feel like it. Rather, I want you to take action because you KNOW that you should because I have have sold you on the benefits. in other words, you will GO because you KNOW. As a result, you will GROW in health, strength, and wellness. You will finally FEEL better, and maybe even look better. In my book "Five F-Words That Will Energize Your Life", I call this the THINK-ACT-FEEL process.

What Is Health?

What makes a healthy person? To rephrase the question, what makes a person healthy? Is health the absence of illness? Can one be healthy without being physically fit? Does physical fitness translate into good health? Let’s explore the answers together.

Health, defined simply as a state or condition, is relative. But relative to what? Perhaps we need a standard or benchmark based on the science of medicine and the philosophy of naturopathy.

Nutrition

I believe our common sense is the diet plan each one of us was given at birth. If only we would follow it with some self control, most of us would be better off.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Stop drinking sugar in your coffee and tea, and in thirty days you will never miss it.
  2. Avoid adding salt to your foods.
  3. Quit eating as soon as you feel satisfied.

Before burnout, my eating habits were awful. I would grab a burger and some fries or a sandwich and eat on the run between service calls. I would seldom stop for a decent lunch. Now I relax for an hour while I am eating a balanced meal. I have found that eating can actually be enjoyable.

Zig Ziglar asks this question in his seminars, “If you had a million dollar race horse, would you keep him up all night drinking coffee and alcohol and smoking cigarettes and expect him to race the next day?" What about a ten dollar dog or a five dollar cat? Well, then, why do you do that to your billion dollar body?"

Coffee, soda pop and alcohol are probably the three most common drinks in our society and none of the three are particularly healthy. Limiting my caffeine intake to three cups of coffee a day has greatly reduced the amount of anxiety I experience while under stress. Since coffee stimulates our body to produce adrenaline, we become as addicted to adrenaline as we are to caffeine.

What we drink is as important as what we eat. Dr. Peter G. Hanson says in his book, The Joy of Stress, “I recommend (and drink) eight glasses of water a day. This is particularly important for anyone experiencing a lot of stress."

EXERCISE

Exercise not an option. Inactivity kills. It stagnates the brain and poisons the body. This is not some philosophical concept. It is science and medical fact. The fittest generally live the longest and are the healthiest.

Regular and moderate exercise offers many benefits: a feeling of well-being, increased self-confidence, and reduced irritability and fatigue. Above all, research studies show that a person who exercises becomes noticeably healthier.

The more physically active a person is, the lower the risk of suffering a heart attack. Losing an uncle at 38 to a killer heart attack was enough to convince me! Exercise can also help relieve anxiety and tension found in high-pressure work or in challenging life circumstances.

For weight control, exercise offers a double benefit: it not only uses up calories directly, but extra calories continue to be burned up by the body up to 15 hours after the exercise. In general, exercise decreases appetite, helping the body to readjust food intake to energy expenditure.

With all the benefits of exercise, why are more people not doing it? I’ll tell you why. Because it’s easy to do and it’s even easier not to do!

Dr. Kenneth Cooper says that when you exercise, you activate the pituitary gland, flooding the system with endorphins, which are two hundred times more powerful than morphine. As a result, for the next one to three hours, your energy level is higher and your creativity is at its peak.

The Benefits of Exercising Are Many:

  1. It helps reduce tension, anxiety, depression and other symptoms of stress.
  2. It improves our ability to think and concentrate.
  3. It increases our energy level, making us feel great.
  4. It improves our endurance and the length of our life.
  5. It strengthens our cardiovascular system.
  6. It uplifts us mentally, helping us feel positive.

The key is to play hard physically if you want to work hard mentally yet not burn out. The harder I work with my mind, the more time I spend exercising.

Your exercise time can also be your time of solitude. However, if you have trouble with self-discipline, exercising with a buddy can provide the accountability you need. They can keep you going when you feel like stopping.

​What will you do to begin the renewal of your mind and the the transformation of your body? Share your commitment with others here in the comments.

Ben Kubassek is an #entrepreneur evangelist, #author and #business startup coach to young people in developing countries. He’s on a mission to help people know, go and grow in their own businesses and put an end to poverty in their communities.

Ben Kubassek

Ben Kubassek is an #entrepreneur evangelist, #author and #business startup coach to young people in developing countries. He's on a mission to help people know, go and grow in their own businesses and put an end to poverty in their communities.

32 Responses

  1. Nice heath tips. I am practising some of such tips, which I knew earlier, most of the times & finding their good impact on my body & mind.

  2. charmaine moody says:

    So inspired by your site, very excited about what I’ll be able to learn from here and empower myself

  3. Ruth says:

    Well said! Thanks for sharing. : )

  4. Donaciano Alvarado says:

    Excelent.
    God bless you.

  5. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!
    sac pliable longchamp solde http://www.esdi.pro/?fr-sac-pliable-longchamp-solde-14534.html

  6. I constantly spent my half an hour to read this weblog’s posts daily along with a mug of coffee.
    oakley frogskin lens replacement instructions http://www.twapenvanterschelling.nl/?nl-oakley-frogskin-lens-replacement-instructions-10890.html

  7. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  8. Governor Josse says:

    Thank you Dad for that fantastic revelation. Always encouraging

  9. ClarkMZagara says:

    Hi there! This really is my first trip to your blog!
    Our company is a collection of volunteers and starting a whole new project in a community inside the
    same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to operate on. You have done
    a outstanding job!

  10. DaleYKreiser says:

    There is certainly much to discover this issue. I adore each of the points you possess made.

  11. MathaCArmson says:

    It can be perfect a chance to make a few plans for the near future and it’s a chance to be at liberty.
    We have read this submit and if I could I need to recommend
    you some interesting things or advice. Maybe you could write
    next articles referring to this short article. I wish to learn more
    issues approximately it!

  12. PegCAbdula says:

    Fastidious replies in return on this difficulty
    with genuine arguments and explaining all on the topic of that.

  13. Jason says:

    Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better!
    Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept talking about this. I’ll send this post to
    him. Fairly certain he will have a very good read.
    I appreciate you for sharing! http://www.yahoo.net

  14. bokang says:

    I literally read you weblog everyday. It’s insightful. Motivating. And… did I mention spiritual? It simply is all I need to put my life back on track. I love it.

  15. AvelinaPThro says:

    Wow, awesome weblog format! How long have you ever been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The total glance of your site is great, let alone the content!

  16. CarlettaIHow says:

    Thankfulness to my father who informed me regarding this
    webpage, this website is actually awesome.

  17. Masuda Noori says:

    Hi Ben, Its fantastic Post. good Job Thank you for share this. Also Keep write continue that also help to us again i will return on this site for reading another blogs. Hope you i will get same help form next blog , thanks again.

  18. ToneyKRoemen says:

    Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend
    your website, how can i subscribe for a blog website?

    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted on this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  19. EmerySMero says:

    I feel that is one of several most significant info to
    me. And i’m happy studying your article. However desire to statement on few general things, The website style is ideal, the
    articles is actually excellent : D. Good activity,
    cheers

  20. BoydXSoltren says:

    Someone necessarily lend a hand to make severely articles
    I might state. That may be the first time I frequented your website page and up
    to now? I surprised with the research you designed to make this actual post extraordinary.

    Great process!

  21. RodneyMWiman says:

    Pretty great post. I just found your weblog and wanted to express that I actually have truly loved
    browsing your weblog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing on your own feed and I really hope you write again soon!

  22. TeodoroMHsia says:

    Can I just say what a relief to find a person that really understands what they’re discussing on the web.
    You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    More people should read this and understand this side of
    your story. I can’t believe you aren’t more
    popular because you surely possess the gift.

  23. Actualmente gracias a nuestros acuerdos con los proveedores mas importantes mundialmente disponemos de practicamente cualquier repuesto que se comercialice

  24. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  25. TESFAYE ASFAW says:

    That is fine and encouraging me a lot as I was abstained myself from exercise.

  26. You have made some good points there. I looked on the internet for moreinformation about the issue and found most individuals will goalong with your views on this site.

  27. ThanhQWallau says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on wellness. Regards

  28. CoyAPressley says:

    I do believe this is one of several most significant info for
    me. And i’m happy reading your article. However want to observation on some basic issues, The
    site taste is wonderful, the articles is truly nice :
    D. Good job, cheers

  29. I not to mention my pals ended up examining the great guidelines on your site then quickly got a horrible suspicion I never thanked the web blog owner for those strategies. Those women had been absolutely passionate to read through all of them and have in effect undoubtedly been taking pleasure in those things. Thank you for genuinely well considerate as well as for considering this sort of incredible subjects most people are really eager to discover. My personal sincere regret for not expressing gratitude to you earlier.

  30. Ben says:

    Thanks for the advice Ben. Fortunately, caffeine isn’t one of my addictions. I’ve never had alcohol or coffee and I have caffeine-free soda maybe once every 2 or 3 months. My biggest challenge was drinking enough water and getting enough exercise. My body brought that to my attention in the form of 2 kidney stones – an 8mm and a 6mm. Not exactly fun, but at least not life threatening. I heard the message and am creating new habits.

  31. When searching for a Binary Options Broker you will want to discover one
    with the best number of assets offered for trading.
    . You surely come with impressive stories. Thanks a lot for revealing your webpage. his particular publish extraordinary. Wonderful process!

  32. ergfirnolikz says:

    I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thank you, I¦ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »