Don’t wait to have a health scare or crisis to change your lifestyle

Don’t wait to have a health scare or crisis to change your lifestyle

However, I still have work to do on improving my eating habits such as reducing food portion, snacking on nuts, drinking more water, consumption of green leafy vegetable and reducing more my salt in take.
Dont wait for health crisis

Share this Article

One of the defining moments in my life was when I did magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. You may be wondering why I did it. About 8 years ago I noticed I was experiencing migraine.  After using medication prescribed by a GP, it subsided however about 9 days later it came back.

Then, I visited another GP who gave me another drug. On a particular day while driving home from work, I just realized I couldn’t see, but after managing to drive a short distance I could see slightly when I closed one eye and eventually I was having double vision.  The first disease that was suspected by a medical practitioner was glaucoma but praise God I didn’t have it. 

Then, another medical specialist, a neurologist, who suspected it could be brain tumor or cerebral meningitis ensured I was admitted to St Augustine Hospital in Durban so that MRI scan and lumber puncture would be carried out, to diagnose brain tumor and CM respectively…In the MRI scan machine on that day, I prayed to God, that brain tumor will not be diagnosed and that I want to here till above age 90 if Jesus tarries and I also promised to change my lifestyle. After the MRI scan, fluid was taken from my spinal cord for the lumber puncture procedure.

But, as God would have it, the tests came back negative. After I was discharged from the hospital, I continued to confess the inspired words of Apostle Peter “By His stripes I was healed” because I still had no appetite, I was vomiting and the double vision was still there. Eventually I recovered. Like I told myself in that MRI scan machine, I changed my lifestyle. I started jogging every morning, significantly reduced my consumption of beef, high fat food and sugary drinks.

I also became more serious with intermittent fasting (interestingly, I have been experimenting with not taking breakfast for more than two months now, hopefully, it will become a habit). However, I still have work to do on improving my eating habits such as reducing food portion, snacking on nuts, drinking more water, consumption of green leafy vegetable and reducing more my salt in take.  

So, today, I want to encourage you, don’t be like me who waited to have a health scare before changing his lifestyle. Change your lifestyle today if you don’t have the lifestyle below.

Below are recommended lifestyle changes1:

  • Adopt a healthy, balanced diet, with small, regular meals
  • A high salt intake is linked to high blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake to no more than 1 teaspoon of salt a day.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, aiming to have at least 5 servings a day.
  • Choose whole-grain and high-fibre foods.
  • Cut down on unhealthy saturated and trans fats, found in some food products.
  • Include fatty fish (sardines, pilchards, salmons, mackerel) at least twice a week in your diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight for your height.
  • Incorporate regular physical activity into your day (at least 30 minutes 5 times a week)

Prayer:

Almighty God, have mercy on a sick person reading this, like you did on me eight years ago and heal him/her because of the stripes of your only begotten Son. In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen.

1The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa. Blood Pressure. http:www.heartfoundation.co.za/blood-pressure

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

Share this Article

Leave a Comment

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

Recent Posts

Send Us A Message

Connect with Tosin

Prof. Tosin ‘Badeniyi shares amazing insight about life and wealth on his Facebook timeline. Click here to join this exciting conversation.

Related Posts

Spirituality

Saving faith

In Scripture, we encounter a seemingly paradoxical message: one passage emphasizes salvation through belief in the Lord Jesus, stating, "Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will […]
Read More
Spirituality

God be with you, Bro Elijah till we meet again

It came as a shock to learn of your passing through Facebook yesterday. Upon visiting your page, I discovered that this somber event had occurred a few days ago. This morning, […]
Read More
Spirituality

Reflecting on a Non-White Christmas Miracle

Last Christmas brought an uncommon sight to Minnesota—a non-white Christmas with no snow, a rare occurrence last observed in the 50s. While it might be easy to attribute this […]
Read More
Spirituality

Divine Transitions: Navigating God’s Call to New Horizons

At various times, divine providence orchestrates extraordinary blessings by compelling individuals to venture beyond their familiar and comfortable surroundings, nudging them toward […]
Read More
Spirituality

Bold Prayers: Drawing Inspiration from Jabez’s Direct Communication with God

One Bible character who exemplifies the power of bold prayer is Jabez. Despite the mystery surrounding his name and the challenging circumstances of his birth, Jabez turned to […]
Read More
Spirituality

Liberating Grace: Unleashing the Power of Freedom in Christ for Exuberant Service

As followers of Christ, it is crucial for us to purposefully wield our freedom as a powerful instrument for a life marked by exuberant service. This liberty, graciously bestowed […]
Read More

Join Our Newsletter

Let Prof. Tosin Teach You Personal Development, Wealth Mindset & Spirituality. Get timeless wisdom for personal growth, wealth creation and spirituality delivered straight to your inbox.

Scroll to Top