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What do you do to get it all done and get it all done right? Balancing a business, education, personal goals and a family can make your anxiety levels go off the charts. Your personal coping strategies can become addictions that are ultimately counterproductive. Arian offers five steps to help you achieve balance.
Imagine going to the grocery store with your husband and child. While standing in the checkout line you browse the magazines and there you are! Everyone is looking at you - not just the healthy and unhealthy foods you've put in the cart but literally YOU - on the cover of that magazine. Your child is looking, your husband is looking .... everybody is looking. And God is too. No pressure. No need to feel self-conscious. If you're struggling to get in shape Kim Dolan-Leto has a message for you - do it with the conviction that you're doing it unto God. Only in Him can you have real confidence.
What do young girls see in a supermodel? How do women portray beauty in today’s culture? How can a wife be happy, secure and totally in love? Kylie Bisutti is committed to being a Godly role model and a positive influence. Her confidence is based in God and her career in ministry is flying high. Learn how she and her husband Mike, together are modeling a message of love. Includes a video.
Life can be a crazy busy journey – especially for women. A fit lifestyle doesn’t happen by good diet and exercise alone. When we put our focus on God we can achieve the balance we need and desire. Lauren McBride has 7 tips that will give you more time, help you to get and stay healthy and strengthen your walk with God.
How you survive breast cancer depends on a lot of things. For Nancy Metheny developing a full treatment plan included exercise and support from her faith community. Today the legacy of her cancer experience has both negatives and positives. She deals with the negative by choosing to focus on the positive. What do you have in your pocket? You can watch a short video of her telling her story.
Are you dealing with bad habits that keep you feeling as if you are barely surviving? Women don’t need a “survival guide”. We want more – more of what God has for us. It is time to make some changes. You can do it AND you can thrive!
A fresh hairstyle, a great looking smile, accessories… From television to magazines to your local salon, the makeover is a way both women and men can get a quick fix to look great. So forget about that – it’s time to go a lot deeper than surface changes. The Makeover/Overhaul will reveal the real you. Enjoy listening to the Matt Brouwer song Beautiful Now while you read this article.
Diet and exercise should be all you need to lose weight. Right? I tried and it wasn’t working. Then my doctor suggested something more drastic. With the risk of diabetes looming I had a tough decision to make and I wasn’t certain what choice was right. I was however confident of two things: I wanted to gain a healthier life and I knew God would guide me.
You’ve seen those makeover shows on television. The women get pampered, get an incredible hair style and then they feel like a million bucks. No, it isn’t all show. Looking good DOES give you a better body --- physically and spiritually. Check out how AND how you can have great hair and a better body starting today.
For years you have heard Rachel Lampa’s music. Then things got quite. For five years, Rachel to a break from the public life. Now she is back and stepping out to tell women that it is good to be in a world surrounded by pain. There is a lesson to learn – keep it simple, find your strength in God and live life fully.
What happens when you intentionally limit your range of motion both physically and spiritually? Gary Thomas shares the story of one young mother of three, Karen. She felt trapped because she was ignoring everything below her head. To gain confidence Karen stretched and found renewed passion. This spiritual training article for both men and women is rich in Bible applications. It will encourage you to use physical fitness to stretch spiritually.
Group Fitness is a great way for women to exercise. Want to find the right class for you? In SECTION 3 of this 3-section article author and instructor Amia Freeman offers presents 5 more group fitness class options and concludes with motivational thoughts from group fitness instructors. Group fitness – go for it!
Group Fitness is a great way for women to exercise. Want to find the right class for you? In SECTION 2 of this 3-section article author and instructor Amia Freeman offers you an assessment guide you can use as you explore 5 group fitness class options. Group fitness – go for it!
Getting ready for a holiday ignites a certain joyous cheer and excitement. But, turn up a fast paced samba rhythm with a few funky dance moves and you can erase a full days worth of irritations and tensions. Group Fitness is a great way for women to exercise. Want to find the right class for you? This 3-section article introduces you to group fitness, gives you tools you can use and includes motivational thoughts from instructors. Group fitness – go for it!
Look at Sandra Goode the model and you may quickly decide you can’t relate to her. Get to know Sandra Goode the survivor and you’ll quickly realize that she has had a remarkable recovery – in more ways than one.
Which do you need the most: physical fitness, spiritual strength or more romance in your life? What if you could get all 3 --- at the same time! Ever wondered what a romance novel cover model would say to you? Jason Aaron Baca has a lot to say. This is a real page-turner that will ignite your passion – for fitness, God and the one you love.
Should Christian’s do yoga? Some say yes and some say no. This important article will give you insight into a Christian-faith approach to yoga. Should you learn to be silent, meditate, worship and seek unity with God? Let God transform your thinking, your attitudes and your heart.
With all the wellness resources available to me you would think I could easily address my weight challenges. I needed to find some real truths. The book Made To Crave helped me do exactly that. It is far more than another diet book. It is a companion tool to a healthy lifestyle that can help lead you, like it did me, to a new spiritual journey.
Want to sharpen your focus, put fire in your workout and stay on top of your game? Then learn how to rest both physically and spiritually. Barbara Bryant introduces three forms of rest for women to maintain motivation.
The journey from childhood to fitness model for Emily Lind includes a loving mother, self-abuse, sports, healthy eating and plenty of exercise. Most importantly it is built on an ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Emily’s faith helps her to stay the course and help others to achieve their goals. Listen to the song, More Than Moved, from the New Michael Boggs album.
A woman I had never met before made the mistake of introducing herself, casually saying, “Hi, I’m Jan. How are you?” She got an ear full as I unloaded and shared past pains. In turn I received the profound impact of her sacrificial kindness. Now, take time to consider how you can change your world AND discover the health benefits of making your life a living sacrifice for God through kindness.
Last summer, I decided to enter a fitness competition. The process of training really brought me down. I went from working out because I enjoy it to being an obsessed and unhappy person. Thankfully after the competition God helped me shift my focus, see beyond the numbers and find lasting motivation. You can too.
At age 52 most women would find lifting a 202 pound barbell for exercise to be... well pretty dangerous. For country musician Susie McEntire the words pretty and dangerous mean pursuing beautiful relationships and taking her role as a woman who loves God further. Play streaming audio of her hit tune Sky Full Of Angels while you read.
National Police Week is May 9-15. Faith & Fitness Magazine celebrates the physical and spiritual leadership of those who serve by recognizing Sergeant Rebecca Arguelles of Chicago. Her life shows how all of us can take the gifts of compassion and personal wellness to positively impact the lives of others.
Looking for an alternative to the sweaty gym workouth? Tai Chi is a gentle and fluid fitness art form that provides low impact training with great health benefits. Get introduced to this well established form of exercise, view video demonstrations and learn how you can use it to draw closer to God.
Do you ever “get up on the wrong side of the bed”? Being moody has many physiological reasons like stress, hormones and lack of sleep. Learn ways to be proactive, get more rest and make a big impact on key areas of your life.
The New Year’s Resolution has passed and the euphoric buzz is gone. In fact many of those new faces at the gym are gone too. Truth be told you have found your interest in keeping fit has also waned. About now you’re wondering if you are about to hit the wall and run smack into the end of another good intentioned effort to get fit. Marisa Shadrick has advice that will encourage your spirit and help you to jump over your greatest challenges. This article includes a free printable 90-day Tracking Sheet to help you maintain success.
If you look toward your workout time with dread instead of excitement, it’s time to make some changes. Discover how to put the fun factor in your exercise routine to enhance your overall day. A fun workout helps you to put your focus where it belongs – on God. Read and get a FREE Faithful Workouts DVD!