Vitality

Health

Living a healthful life

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes the autonomy of each individual and his or her God-given power of choice. Rather than mandating standards of behavior, Adventists call upon one another to live as positive examples of God’s love and care.

Part of that example includes taking care of our health—we believe God calls us to care for our bodies, treating them with the respect a divine creation deserves. Gluttony and excess, even of something good, can be detrimental to our health.

Adventists believe the key to wellness lies in a life of balance and temperance. Nature creates a wealth of good things that lead to vibrant health. Pure water, fresh air and sunlight—when used appropriately—promote clean, healthy lives.

Exercise and avoidance of harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol and mind-altering substances lead to clear minds and wise choices. A well-balanced vegetarian diet that avoids the consumption of meat coupled with intake of legumes, whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables, along with a source of vitamin B12, will promote vigorous health.

Such health is a gift from a loving God who wants us to live life in its abundance. When we benefit from such love, we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation toward our creator.

Because of this, Adventists choose to praise God with joyful living.

Bangladesh Adventists offer health education for Muslim caregivers

Bangladesh Adventists offer health education for Muslim caregivers

Known in Bangladesh for its emphasis on education, the Seventh-day Adventist church in Dhaka recently moved outside the classroom to offer education for an often-overlooked population. Leaders from three departments in the Bangladesh Adventist Union...

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International vegetarian nutrition congress highlights plant-based nutrition

International vegetarian nutrition congress highlights plant-based nutrition

Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) hosted the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition Feb. 26-28 for a three-day event exploring the theme of plant-foods for the health of people, populations and the...

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Seven heart health tips for women

Seven heart health tips for women

Every 80 seconds a woman dies of cardiovascular disease, which is also the leading cause of death among women. Every 1 in 2 women in the United states has cardiovascular disease and 1 in 3 die because of it.  Avoid becoming a statistic and...

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Hong Kong Adventist Hospital helps set up dental clinic in Laos

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital helps set up dental clinic in Laos

Late last year, a dental clinic sponsored by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital (HKAH) began its operation in Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Several high-ranking government officials, including the ones overseeing religious affairs, attended the...

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Adventists of Tyumen are engaged in helping the community have healthy spines

Adventists of Tyumen are engaged in helping the community have healthy spines

The program “A Healthy Spine,” was held from February 3-11, in Tyumen, Russia. The program was designed to help visitors and the Tyumen community to be healthier. What was different in this program was the combination of theoretical knowledge...

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Mission work for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Mission work for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), the Korean Union Conference (KUC), the East Central Korean Conference (ECKC), and local Adventist churches cooperatively developed various mission projects for the Winter Olympics, which was held in...

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Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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