Health & Fitness

Grumpy Old Man

Ageism in Reverse

I’ll never forget that day. I was speaking with a guy who was proudly accounting the details of his efforts to lose weight. We’d just met, so he had no idea that [...]

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Healthy Truth #12 – Pressure

Truth #12 – Pressure can be productive, but stress is a murderer. In Matthew 6:26, Jesus hinted at this truth (NIV): Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to [...]

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Healthy Truth #11 – Accountability

Truth #11 – Accountability cannot force me; it can only reinforce me. In Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia, he followed up on his instructions to carry each [...]

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Healthy Truth #10 – Popular Culture

Truth #10 – Popular culture is a fickle bitch. I apologize if my word choice offends you, but frankly the subject matter offends me. I don’t generally use such [...]

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Healthy Truth #9 – Investment Strategies

Truth #9 – Fitness is a long-term investment. In Habakkuk 3:19a-c (NIV), the prophet said: The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes me feel like the feet of a deer, he [...]

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Healthy Truth #8 – Here and Now

Truth #8 – My past is past; my now is discipline; my future doesn’t exist. The words of Jesus in Matthew 6:34 reinforce a reality we all know, at least [...]

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Healthy Truth #7 – The Funhouse Mirror

Truth #7 – My weight is a funhouse mirror. One of the biggest things I struggle with as a personal trainer is helping people end the love/hate affair that is their [...]

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Healthy Truth #6 – A Healthy Goal

Truth #6 – Health is my most healthy goal. In a letter to his pupil, the apostle Paul offered some insight into the nature of health (1 Timothy 4:8, NIV): For physical [...]

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Healthy Truth #5 – Lifestyle

Truth #5 – My lifestyle will result in health or unhealth. Paul instructed the church in Rome about the lifestyle they should lead in Romans 12:1a (NIV): Offer your bodies [...]

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two beautiful yet "overweight" women made in the image of God

Healthy Truth #4 – Workmanship

Truth #4 – I am a workmanship in the image of God. Read these verses and meditate on them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV)… So God created mankind in his own image, in the image [...]

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Healthy Truth #3 – Contentment

Truth #3 – My contentment will not derive from numbers or my appearance. This is a tough one, but it’s so crucial that much of the Bible teaches on it. Let’s [...]

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Healthy Truth #2 – Responsibility to Change

Truth #2 – Only I can change me; I can only change me. And only with God’s help. Note how Paul instructed the Romans in 12:2b (NIV): Be transformed by the renewing of [...]

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Healthy Truth #1 – Created to Be Me

Truth #1 – I was created to be me and no one else. Read Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV) and ponder your Creator and His creation: For you created my inmost being; you knit me [...]

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Exercise Together

Assuming a husband and wife both routinely exercise — and that’s a big assumption in modern America — there’s something highly valuable about exercising [...]

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