Get In Shape

 
Praise the Lord everyone!
 
I pray you have made a decision to get healthy and get in shape. If you have, know that there are great benefits. God wants our temples in shape. You never know what God has in store for us, or what type of work He will call us to do. We as Saints of God have to be in good shape for the task.
 
I pray that we are spending less time with computers and other electronics, and more time with God, family, and taking care of ourselves. There are great benefits to getting in shape (mind, body, soul, and spirit).
 
Some benefits to taking care of yourself:
  • Ward off diseases
  • Being active reduces the risk of strokes
  • Type 2 Diabetes: exercise can prevent or control the condition, improve blood sugar, and increase insulin sensitivity
  • Exercise and a healthy diet can prevent obesity
    • Controlling this issue is critical because obesity can cause many diseases
  • Back pain can be managed or prevented with a fitness program
  • Osteoporosis: Walking, jogging, dancing, stair climbing, and weight lifting will strengthen bones
    • Calcium and vitamin D should be included in your diet
  • Psychological benefits: Improve mood and self esteem, reduce stress, ward off depression, and reduce anxiety
  • Cancer: This is a great way to feel good when you are going through treatments
Know that God wants us healthy and we have a part to play to achieve that goal. Remember, your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and we should treat it as such.
 
Be blessed