Day 3: How Can You Use Physical Activity To Improve Eye Health?

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In a nutshell, physical activity increases blood circulation, maintains the highways, and increases waste removal. Therefore, the cleaner our highways are, the better we can see. 

Several studies have found that consistent physical activity (exercise) may decrease the risk of developing certain eye conditions, such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, 

Here are five considerations to increase physical activity for eye health.

  1. As you guess, assessment is always the first step. Why increase your activity? What will increased activity feel like to you, even the initial resistance to overcoming the resistance to better yourself? 
  2. Check with your healthcare provider about health-related limitations, i.e., diabetic retinopathy and lifting weights.
  3. Be honest with yourself. Avoid measuring your progress with others. Your progress will not be theirs, and there’s no competition to reach sustainable physical fitness. 
  4. Leave hurtful comments or unhealthy comments with the owner. 
  5. Use words, including mantras, to promote physical activity. For example, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) I need to do to keep my body working effectively? Or what about Luke 1:37, Matthew 19:26, or even 1 Corinthians 6:19?
  6. Spend less time comparing your body to others and more time getting to know what works for your body. 
  7. Consistently evaluate your activity level. Use apps to monitor your weight, emotions, and feelings during meditation.
  8. Start with what works with you. Before my mother got her first car, we walked everywhere. After experiencing childhood sexual abuse, walking was a way for me to put my abuse in a healthy perspective. While walking in the living room of our first house, I received the thought that life experiences build character. Life presents spiritual tests. In addition, I’ve lost and maintained weight via walking. Walking outside is an opportunity to bond with nature and clear my consciousness through movement. There is a healing power associated with putting one foot in front of the other.

You have what you need to be successful. Often, we have what we need to make successful and sustainable changes in our life. We don’t always have to purchase the latest gadget, powder, or any other substance to achieve what our body knows how to do.

Until next time, 

Make this lifetime great!


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