On Tuesday night at 6 pm, Cornelio Marfield, certified Lifestyle Counsellor and Health Educator, released a book titled, Improving Your Health, 8 Simple Effective Methods.
The release occurred at Heritage Library in Belmopan on Mountain View Blvd.
Mr Marfield, a former Biology and Chemistry teacher, now works with many clients from several Health and Fitness Institutions in the country of Belize. He is also the current President of the Belize Diabetes Association, Belmopan Branch.
He told us more about the reason for the book.
“When I was considered the role that was given to me, particularly the President of the Diabetes Association, and I observed, after entering that position, the high rate of obesity and overweight, and the disease that comes along with those, and that particular risk factor, I thought that educating the people one way or the other, either through the media or writing, would have been eminent.
It was something in the back of my mind for a long time, to be honest with you, to put information on health, but I think it became more prominent when I saw those statistical data.
Having quite a number of good friends who died from several diseases such as Diabetes, Renal failure, and Cancer particularly, I decided that I would put some information out there, because if people have the right information, they can make better decisiions.”
Cornelio Marfield and his wife own Sarfield Bakery in Belmopan, and the content of his new book uses the acronym SARFIELD to bring across the 8 effective methods to improving your health.
“I had to approach the writing from a very holistic point of view, not just looking at the physical, or even just the mental, but also the spiritual faculties. [There] are eight principles that involves things that God has, from the very Creation, intended for man’s well-being and health.
I thankfully and wisely, with the help of God, put it in the acronym of the word ‘SARFIELD’, which is the name we have for our bakery.
The S being for Sufficient sunlight; the A being for Always temperance; R for Resting when necessary; F for Food and nutrition; I [for] Inhaling fresh air; the E for exercising regularly; L for Lots of water; and D for Daily trust in God.
I feel like these are basic things that we have at our disposal, and if we could have those in [the] right balance, I believe we’ll have health and wellbeing.”
Besides sound health advise , the book also includes some healthy and delicious recipes.
For those interested in a copy of Improving Your Health, 8 Simple Effective Methods, they can be found at all Brodies outlets, Angelus Press outlets, A and R Outlets, Dakers Book Store, and Books and Supplies in Belmopan, as well as other gift shops across the country, at a cost of $20.