Let’s face it—the month of December is a busy time of year. But, as believers, we realize the importance of maintaining our spiritual fitness—no matter what season we are in, even this upcoming Christmas season. We understand that if we … read more
What happens when we agree with God’s Word? As I began to recognize good eating and exercise habits as agreeing with God’s will for my life, I began to see results. I was no longer putting faith in fad diets … read more
While a few extra pounds may not cheat us from many of the health benefits of exercise, if we have a past dealing with low self-esteem or poor body image, an extra 10 or 15 pounds can play havoc with … read more
No matter how committed you are in the gym, it is imperative that you watch what you eat, especially when weight loss is your goal. It truly takes a commitment to better nutrition to help your body burn excess fat. I don’t believe you should give up your favorite foods, but I do believe you should decrease the number of times you have them. Moderation is the key both to weight loss and weight maintenance.
Many people have asked me, “When is the best time to exercise?” My answer is, “Whenever you can.” For me, exercising in the morning works best for several reasons. First, it ensures that the demands of my day won’t cause … read more
I have found that for many people, forming the habit of working out during the workweek on consecutive days is easier than breaking on Wednesday and starting back on Thursday. This also allows taking the weekend off. It seems easier to take on the mind-set of doing it every day, achieving your fitness goals faster, and then cutting back to a 3-day maintenance program.
While 3 workouts a week is both a great place to start and great for maintaining an intermediate to advanced fitness level, there seems to be something powerful about each additional workout for losing weight and changing your body. Getting … read more
Regardless of our age or fitness level, should we accept that at our current age we simply cannot work out and do what we could do when we were younger? (After all, our youth is renewed like the Eagle’s, right?) … read more
This is the time of year we often get a reality check regarding how we look in summer clothes! Suddenly we become more active, exercise more and eat better. Or we hide in capris or baggy shorts, wishing we had … read more
Research tells us that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t. Why? Because eating a healthy breakfast revs up your metabolism—similar to putting wood on a fire—it gets your metabolism burning. It is … read more