Small Changes for Big Rewards (Thursdays are for Health)

“What if you could improve your health by just 10% over the next six months? What if you could improve it by 10% more the following six? That would make you 20% healthier this time next year.” If you could do that again the following year, you’d be 40% healthier two years from now. Small changes to your lifestyle will … Read More


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Controlling Your Environment (Thursdays are for Health)

“There’s one thing I know about myself: if food gets near me, it will get in me. Because of that fact, I had to learn to take responsibility for what I allowed into my kitchen. Whether you do the shopping or your spouse does the shopping, make sure you have agreed on what goes into the grocery cart before you set … Read More


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Focus on the Little Things (Thursdays are for Health)

“Incremental steps are the key in moving from an unhealthy lifestyle to one that will serve you and those around you well. Don’t think you have to undergo a sudden extreme makeover in order to get where you need to be. Rather, focus on minor improvements every day, every week, every month. Over time, you’ll be amazed at the cumulative effect … Read More


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Kick Chronic Stress (Thursdays are for Health)

“Chronic stress is as detrimental to your physical health as deep-fried foods, couch sitting and lack of sleep. It raises cortisol levels in your blood, which leads to a weakened immune system and a wide range of chronic physical conditions.” If you want to live a healthy life, you have to make sure your heart and mind are at peace … Read More


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Resting for Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“How much sleep did you get last night? Did you take a Sabbath last week or did you feel like you couldn’t afford to? Rest is critically important to keeping you and me healthy now and in years to come, but we always tend to think we can get by with a little less of it. Lack of sleep leads … Read More


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Get Moving! (Thursdays are for Health)

“We were made to move, but given the nature of our work most of us spend our days sitting down. Current research shows that physical inactivity significantly raises the risk of heart disease, cancer and obesity. A sedentary lifestyle is the new smoking. But don’t worry – there are ways to work regular exercise and more overall movement into your … Read More


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Eating for Life (Thursdays are for Health)

“In the Bible, God gives specific instructions for the types of food he created to keep our bodies thriving. Unfortunately, you and I have largely traded his diet advice for nutritionally defunct helpings of speed and convenience. Worse, the foods most of us have trained our bodies to love are the very foods that keep us slaves to excess weight, … Read More


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Adopt a Lifestyle of Health (Thursdays are for Health)

“In order to become healthy, you also have to adopt a lifestyle of health – one that honors God and that he can honor in return; one that sows seeds of physical vitality and strength rather than seeds of sloth and sickness. To get there, focus on making ongoing lifestyle changes in four areas:  How you eat.  How much you … Read More


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Avoid Shortcuts (Thursdays are for Health)

“Health-related shortcuts will only put you further behind in the long run. The only way to get and stay physically well is to commit to an ongoing healthy, balanced lifestyle.” – Nelson Searcy, Steve Reynolds & Jennifer Dykes Henson The above quote is from p. 48 of The Healthy Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Health and Wellness. P.S. – Click here … Read More


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