Food and Exercise – Part 2


What is food and exercise for the physical body, the enquiring mind, the emotional heart, and the mysterious soul?

Let’s start by considering food and exercise for the body, and then, in the next few blog posts we can take this as a model for the mind, heart and soul.

Food and exercise for the body is really the easiest one to consider because it is, actual physical food.  And a conscientious parent will ensure their child eats the best food available at the price they can afford.  They will take into account their child’s special requirements – allergies and so on – and will work hard to ensure that all the necessary vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates are in their child’s diet.

And it doesn’t stop there.  Because a well-fed child who sits around all day becomes an unfit, out of shape child very quickly.  The loving parent ensures that their boys and girls are engaged in healthy activity, whether helping around the home, joining a sports team, or just kicking a ball around, or jumping rope with the neighbourhood children.

The aim is to give the children the best.  This will ensure their physical growth into healthy happy young men and women who are fit to take up the challenges which life throws at them.

And feeding them well with nourishing food, and then encouraging lively activities and play is all plain common sense.  But the story becomes more intriguing when we turn our attention to a consideration of food and exercise for the mind, the heart and the spirit.

Next time we return to this fascinating subject we will look at food and exercise for the mind.


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