First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

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Model For Health Living Week 1

Model for Healthy Living

This model was developed by 
the Church Health Center Wellness Education.

 

Introduction

    Joy or pain in one dimension of our lives inevitably affects other dimensions. Even many medical conditions result from parts of our lives we might not consider medical in nature. A balanced life takes into consideration what is going on not just medically, but in the areas of faith, movement, work, emotions, nutrition, and friends and family. These are the seven area of the Model for Healthy Living.
The Model for Health Living recognizes the relationships between all these parts of our lives and becomes a tool for pursuing balance and satisfaction. If reflects the realities of our everyday lives – familes, jobs, schedule – and reminds us of area we may tend to neglect. One component out of balance affects everything else.

    There is always room for improvement. When we start trying to think that we can be perfect creatures – thinking we can score 100 percent on every part of the Model and achieve “complete health” – we lose the message. We need the gentle reminder to live a healthy life by understanding the nature of wholeness in each of the seven area and in the way they come together in balance.
    We journey together toward the wholeness God wants for us. When we bring all of ourselves to God, not just the outwardly religious parts of our lives, we recognize that life is a sacred gift. By livings it well and with intentionality, we give God thanks for what God first gave us.

During the next 4 weeks there will be this insert with questions for you to think about concerning your life, to improve the balance in your life thus improving your health.

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Model for Healthy Living Week 2

Model for Healthy Living
This model was developed by 
the Church Health Center Wellness Education.

This insert has information and questions for you to think about in order to improve the balance in your life thus improving your health.

 

Faith

We have moved a universe away from seeing faith as an important part of health, and it’s time to bring the two back together. Faith traditions vary widely, but at the core, a faith life helps us build a relationship with God, our neighbors, and ourselves. This affirms that we are body and spirit beings created and loved by God. Even if you don’t consider yourself “religious,” you can explore a richer faith life and enjoy the benefits this experience will bring to your overall wellness.

 

Movement

We were created to move. When you consider the way the parts of the body are hinged together and rotate and reach in every direction, it’s easy to see that God means for us to move.

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Model for Healthy Living Week 4

Model for Healthy Living
Week 4
This model was developed by 
the Church Health Center Wellness Education.

 

Friends & Family

God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit were the very first relationship. Even God exists in community. Coping with life is sometimes hard, but friends and family make it easier. You can give and receive support through the relationships in your life.

 

Now What?


Creating Your Wellness Vision

If you don’t have a clear idea of what your wellness vision is, think about what has been presented these last four weeks. Think of three words to describe your thoughts about your wellness. and three words to describe some actions you want to pursue. Use these words to help you write a Wellness Visions.

 

Goal Setting

 

  • Questions to Consider

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Model for Healthy Living Week 3

Model for Healthy Living Week 3

This model was developed by 
the Church Health Center Wellness Education.

This insert has information and questions for you to think about in order to improve the balance in your life thus improving your health.

 

Work

We were made to work, and the value of work is intrinsic. You can appreciate the skills, talents, and gifts you bring to your work roles and activities, whatever they are. There are many roles we all fill outside of our jobs. You may be a parent, child, church member, or volunteer. As you serve in various capacities, you can find meaning for your life while you serve God and others.

 

Emotional

In many ways, your emotions are the gule that holds the other components together. It’s where your perspective on other areas comes from. It’s important to know what makes you happy and fulfilled and what makes you stressed or sad. It’s pretty easy to turn to unhealthy habits in response to difficulties in our lives.

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2018 It's a New Year So Now What?

    In the New Year, perhaps you are thinking about changes you would like to make this year. How many actually make the changes they would like? Think about how you can take better care of yourself this year. You can learn self care in order to help those around you.
    This year Kathy Smith RN, our Faith Community Nurse will be continuing the 4th Sun- day Blood Pressure Clinics, but this time you can also be weighed in, talk about any areas that you would like to work on, etc. Kathy will also be giving a short message about wellness on that Sunday as well. Look for more information on the Health Ministries Bulletin Board and on our web site.
    Kathy also wants to thank each and every one of you for your support in this ministry. Our body is God’s temple so stay healthy and see what God can do in your life. Happy New Year!
Kathy Smith RN,

Parish Nurse

E-mail: health@nhlakesumchurch.org

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