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Health & Wellness
Do you ever feel like you have the desire, knowledge, and passion to be more effective in your service to others and God, but you just lack the energy? That was the predicament of O.A. Fish, a retired Eastern Airlines pilot who founded South Mountain Christian Camp in the 70’s. For years he prayed that God would heal his body from poor health, but the answer he received surprised him.
Like riding a bike, moving forward in life requires momentum from God to achieve balance. We’re not created to live in the extremes. When you’re not moving in God’s plan you risk falling and getting hurt. To achieve balance physically and spiritually there are a few simple rules to follow. Learn how to stop doing everything and focus on what matters most.
The church is suffering from physical and spiritual morbid-obesity and as a result people are physically dying. It is that simple. If God took your blood pressure right now, would your heart be a pleasing sacrifice to Him? To reverse this obesity epidemic in America, it really is going to take the power of Christ in all of our lives. Includes an easy 4-step solution you can initiate in your community.
Want to get your “thrive” on? You need to understand the importance of godly wellness. Having a lifestyle of health, healing and faith doesn’t just happen – it is an intentional choice you make. It’s not just a choice for you. It is a choice for a higher purpose. FREE DOWNLOAD - Click on the banner below and start reading the first chapter now.
Have you ever prayed, “Dear God, I just need more time!” Well, while you can’t get any more minutes or hours in a day for you and your family you can transform your schedule and make it healthier. It is time to get balance and build time-wellness with this 4-point strategy to gain STRONG TIME.
Express workouts, gym memberships, home exercise videos, mall walking, personal training and hundreds of other ways to get fit have been devised. Still can’t seem to find the time for health? Still wondering what is the best way to get fit? Then you need to use these 7 steps to find the workout plan that is right for you.
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.
At age 49 Paul Batz attended the funeral of a friend --- also 49. His friend, overweight, rejected the thought that he “had to” workout. Though Paul doesn’t always find exercise to be enjoyable, he’s learning that he “gets to” workout. “Have to” – “Get to”, there is an attitude difference. And, it makes all the difference in the world.
Eat chocolate and lose weight. Not quite what you expect right? OK well today’s tie-me-over-to-lunch chocolate candy bar has evolved --- a lot, and not in a good way. But the closer you can get to that original God-designed natural cacao bean the healthier it is. Get a good daily dose of antioxidants – the tasty way!
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.
Get ready to meet Liz, Nadia, Greg, Michael, Ada and Dawn. These six people each have a story to share about how they are overcoming depression. According to Dr. Scott Morris, founder of the Church Health Center in Memphis, “Living healthy doesn’t just mean that you see the doctor regularly. Healthy living means that all aspects of your life are in balance.” Read all six of their stories and use the book along with these online companion pages to make changes and strive for optimal wellness.
Liz was exercising, losing excessive weight and enjoying life. However, she experienced some major setbacks that didn’t have much to do with her exercise or nutrition. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
For years Nadia had a persistent feeling that something was wrong. Ever since childhood she tried to make big changes in her life to make things better. She discovered that small changes made a difference in her overall mood. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
Clinical depression was a longtime diagnosis for Greg. He found that a series of antidepressant medications left him without energy and regularly sleepy. He was looking for ways to manage his depression and achieve overall wellness. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
Michael used alcohol and food as self-medication for his depression. But when his doctor gave him a surprising health diagnosis, Michael got a wake-up call that it was time to find other solutions. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
From her early-childhood experiences Ada had a home life of abuse and trauma. Nonetheless, once she was an adult she married, had children, and got a job. Her struggles continued and led her to a stay at a mental health hospital. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
As a child, Dawn wondered why everyone else seemed so happy all the time. At eighteen years old, she skipped school and made her first suicide attempt. Going to church was a step toward recovery but she needed more. This is one of six stories and includes discussion questions and links.
In Memphis, Tennessee the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the United States has more than 36,000 patient visits per year. That’s a lot of positive Christian impact. Do you want to have a greater influence for good in your community? Dr. Morris says that a simple shift in your thinking can help those in your city discover that God is open for business twenty-four hours a day. [One of the top 4 areas for growth in faith and fitness in 2011.]
What does it take to get in shape and stay that way? Kardashian offers principles from experience that will get you on track to a healthier you. Do something good for you and others – find out how you can get a free copy of his book and DVD while supplies last.