Tag Archives: exercise

Get Rid of that Spare Tire

Many people are dismayed because they have picked up a few pounds over the years. They are right to be concerned. There are many health issues that are complicated by carrying around excess weight. There is also a spiritual dimension associated … Continue reading

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Needing Some Exercise

The newspaper ad read: Nordic Track for sale. $300. Hardly used. Ask for Chubbie. You have to appreciate the truthfulness of that advertisement. If we don’t get the proper exercise, we tend to get out of shape. The Bible talks … Continue reading

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Keeping Fit

Many Americans are purchasing fitness trackers to help them stay in shape. These small devices, many designed to be worn like a bracelet or wristwatch, help the user keep track of how much exercise they are getting. The demand for … Continue reading

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Strict Training

Paul the apostle must have been a big sports fan. He liked to use examples from athletics to show how we should live for God. In 1 Corinthians 9:25, he writes, “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict … Continue reading

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Check Your Pulse

I hopped on the treadmill in the exercise room of the hotel where we stayed on our recent vacation. Hoping to elevate my heart rate and burn a few calories, I started walking. However, something unusual happened. The more that … Continue reading

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In Training

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8. Since the Bible says that physical training is of some value, I … Continue reading

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Core Values

Many exercise programs today focus on the abdomen. One of the most popular of these programs in recent years is the Pilates method. It was developed during World War II by Joseph Pilates, who experimented with ways to strengthen muscles, … Continue reading

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An Exercise for the Memory

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh began tracking the physical activity and cognitive patterns of nearly 300 adults in 1989. Their research now indicates that walking about six miles a week appears to protect against brain shrinkage in old age, … Continue reading

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In Training

My aerobics instructor really worked me hard yesterday. That’s right, aerobics! It was my first class ever. I have participated in other types of exercise, but this workout was especially grueling. It’s been a long time since I’ve sweat so … Continue reading

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