Lifestyle by Design
Health is the
greatest treasure one can own and what’s more it is free!
Better than wealth, honor or education,
good health is our most precious possession. Many are looking for
health, happiness and peace of mind.
Good health is more than just eating
right, it’s a lifestyle. And it’s all up to us individually. It’s
our choice and the choices we make day by day that will secure us
We are creating our own diseases. The
solution to most of our health problems today does not depend on
our technical advances. Our health is largely determined by our
There are certain principles that were designed to bring us the
health and vitality we are all looking for. These principles are
flexible and easy to adapt to our busy lives. They will give us a
“NEW START”; so we will use this acronym to help us remember each
of these eight, simple principles. No matter what the problem,
each has the same fix. If we want to win the battle against the
epidemic of Western lifestyle diseases, we must break the rich
Western lifestyle which is lethal in its excesses. We need to
adopt a simpler lifestyle that will give us better health.
“N” is for nutrition. Foods prepared in a
simple manner give us the nutrients needed to make good blood.
“E” is for exercise. Physical exercise
strengthens your body, reduces stress, combats depression,
improves sleep, restores energy, strengthens bones.
“W” is for water. Lighten your body’s
metabolic load and increase circulation by rinsing out and
refreshing your insides.
“S” is for sunshine. Lift your spirits,
brighten your day, and improve your health by one of the most
effective healing agents. The benefits of sunshine are great.
“T” is for temperance. Live a balanced life.
Make time for work, play, rest, exercise, hobbies. Nurture
relationships and spiritual growth. Also, protect your body from
“A” is for air. Keep your lungs healthy and
vitalize every part of your system with fresh air.
“R” is for rest. Revitalizes and refreshes the
tired body and soul. The body needs time to repair and restore the
damage of daily wear and tear.
“T” is for trust. A life of quality and
fulfillment includes spiritual growth and development.
Love, faith, trust and hope are
health enhancing and they bring rewards that endure.
So there you have it. Eight simple
habits to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.
As we continue on our journey together, step by step, you will
learn how to integrate these simple lifestyle changes. We must
take charge and the responsibility for our own health. That’s what
this course is all about. How to do it. How to live a quality life
and how to avoid the most common causes of premature disease and
New habits take time to form, so be patient with yourself as
you increasingly learn to Live for health. And remember Health is
by Choice... not by chance!
Nancy Schmieder works with the Better Living Ministries in
Wayland , NY as a Certified Lifestyle Consultant and Specialist.
The Better Living Ministries is a Community Resource for Lifestyle
Education and Support. Health by Choice is a practical, simple
journey on how to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle.
Nancy is a Mother of five and she lives with her family in
Springwater , NY . Her e-mail address is
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