1. Journey to optimal health
There are two types of diseases. Communicable and non communicable diseases (commonly referred to as NCDs)
1. Infectious diseases These are caused by organisms like parasites, fungi, bacteria and viruses. health challenges.
2. NCDs are caused by lifestyle choices. When you fail to take good care of the body at the cellular level, the 78 body organs and the 12 body systems that operate together to keep your body functioning optimally give in to disease.
Human body has 9 key needs to function optimally.
This is the No 1 requirement for our complex body. Lack of air for a short 3 minutes the cells begin to die beginning with the brain.
We break this down to specifics and explain our role to support breathing
Water is life. This is the 2nd most important ingredient. Our body is 60% water. Body cells have a bigger part as water. Blood which is the transportation system is largely water. The kidneys cannot function without adequate water. Every organ in the body require water to function.
How much water do we need in a day ?
Which is the ideal quality of water to drink?
This and more is covered in this module
Good made our body in a way that we must sleep for 1/3rd of a day to allow the body cells repair. We cannot live for 3 days without sleep.
Why is sleep crucial to wellness?
How much sleep is adequate
What time is the ideal time to sleep?
How to prepare for sleep and what to avoid.
We discuss the science of sleep and everything you need to know
4. Food .
The body require energy to function. This energy in the form of glucose comes from food. The body cells that make our 78 organs require constant supply of nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals. All these come from food.
How many different types of nutrients the body get from food?
What food types contain which nutrients ?
What are the recommended daily average (RDA)?
What happens when you do not get enough or consune excess?
When do you require food supplements?
In this module we cover everything about food
Our body is complex. It has 206 bones, 230 joints and over 700 different muscles. Skeletal muscles are made strong by activity. The same for many internal muscles especially respiratory and circulatory organs. A sedentary lifestyle weaken the quality of the muscles. The more you the body the better your muscles and joints
Who need physical exercise?
How often do we require to work out and for how long?
Which set of exercises work the most critical muscles?
How can one avoid muscle injury?
In this module, we cover different workout options for different people and recommend what is good for people with special needs .
Spirituality is having a sense of peace and purpose. A connectedness to a high authority in life beyond yourself. God created man first as a spirit in gen 1:26 – 27 and later made the human body from clay in gen 2:7. When we die, the spirit leaves the body and go back to God.
Spirituality is different from religion. Religion is how different people practice spirituality.
What role does spirituality play in wellness?
How can you manage spiritual matters and strike a balance?
In this module we focus on holistic harmony mind, both and soul.
There are some requirements the body makes for itself. Vitamin D is one of them which is made by the skin when exposed to sunshine. Vitamin D is crucial in the body because it enables absorption of calcium which keep us alive by managing acid /alkaline balance. Without vit D the body may not absorb adequate calcium which often lead to weak bones and joints that manifest as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
How much sunshine do you need?
What is the best time to go out for sunshine?
How does the skin make vit D?
Is there anything to avoid?
The sun is the source of energy. We study its various roles in wellness
Some body organs and systems like the brain , heart , lungs and kidneys keep functioning throughout from birth until you die. In order to repair adequately, they require the body to occasionally rest completely. This is why we require a period of time to rest from our usual daily activities. After 7 days we take time off to rest on Sunday but the body require a more extended duration to rest. This is why it is standard practice employers give their workers 3 weeks or one month annual leave. Scholars take sabbatical leave. Rest is important for optimal health..
We tell you why and everything else you ought to know.
This is being at peace with yourself and living in harmony with nature. It is moderation in action, thoughts or feelings. Having self control over your emotions , feelings and attitudes. The ability to say no to temptations.
This is the pillar responsible for mental and emotional wellness. The increasing cases of depression are caused to a large extent by lack of temperance.
What do you need to do to attain temperance?
What can affect your level of temperance ?
When do one require help and where to get it?
In Azima we go deep in these 9 pillars to help those interested find why you came on planet earth and what to do to live a long productive life free of any form of diseases or infamy.