The importance of a healthy lifestyle has been emphasised to the members of The Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos by Pastor Chukwuma Nzeogwu, who added that a healthy lifestyle is the express duty of humans, especially Christians.

Speaking at the August 29 Sunday second service, Pastor Nzeogwu, who read from 3 John 1:2, posited that, “God has an assignment for every believer and everyone needs to be fit and ready to serve the Master.”

Pastor Chukwuma Nzeogwu, who is also a Medical Doctor, went further to list some of the fundamental health principles to guide parishioners. He stated that eating right, exercising regularly and resting well enough are ways to lead a healthy lifestyle.

He said, “A healthy diet consists of vegetables, fruits and natural cereals like pap, millet, and sorghum. Avoid products made from flour and white sugar. They cause diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity, among others.”

The clergy continued, “Regular exercise improves weight control, reduces the risk of heart disease, improves mental health, keeps your thinking, learning and judgement skills sharp as you grow older.”

The pastor further warned his listeners to desist from too much consumption of red meat and alcohol as they can lead to or increase the risk of cancer. He also urged them to take milk in moderation because some hormones contained in milk can contribute to cancer.

Added to the list is the abusive use of substances like drugs, nicotine and narcotics, which can cause brain damage.

Pastor Chukwuma Nzeogwu finally admonished believers to possess the virtues mentioned in Philippians 4:8, which will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.