The Healthy Pastor – You Will Succeed!

“Be careful not to let Satan discourage you with your past. If you have tried to get healthy before and haven’t succeeded, then you just need to figure out what went wrong and set out again. Develop a more solid plan and start making small, consistent changes. Jesus promises you can do all things – including this – because he … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: When “Middleweight” is a Bad Word

“I can’t overstate the importance of losing excess belly fat. Not only is it one of the single best indicators for almost every serious health condition imaginable, but being overly heavy around the middle also greatly impacts your quality of life. Belly weight zaps your energy and makes it hard to participate fully in what’s going on around you. Men, excess … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: The Optimal Amount of Exercise for Good Health

“Experts agree that the optimal amount of exercise you and I need to get to maintain good health is seventy minutes of exercise, six days a week. If you aren’t in the habit of doing much physical activity, then that may sound like an impossible number to you. Believe me, I’ve been there. Let me encourage you to get started slowly with … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Good News for Reluctant Exercisers

“When you first begin your journey to take off extra weight, diet is the most critical factor. Initially, exercise will simply complement the changes you are making to what you put in your mouth. As you begin to drop the pounds, exercise becomes more and more important. Once you hit your goal weight (and those new dietary habits are fully integrated … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: The Power of Exercise to Prevent Disease

“You and I were made to move. Our bodies were created to thrive on physical activity. God never intended for us to sit all day every day, overfilling our stomachs and letting our systems atrophy. Unfortunately, sedentary lifestyles have become all-too-common. According to a recent study, the typical American is sedentary for 60% of his waking hours. This lack of … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Dehydration is Deadly

“Three-fourths of Americans walk around chronically dehydrated – so chances are, you are one of them. Dehydration is a dangerous condition. It’s the hidden culprit behind many health problems, one of which is high blood pressure. While high blood pressure is mainly a result of poor food choices and other lifestyle issues, dehydration compounds the problem drastically. Blood is 83% … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Drink Up for Wellness

“When you consider that our bodies are mostly made of water, it makes sense that water is important for our physical wellbeing. Just think about it: Your brain and heart are 73% water. Your lungs are 83% water. Your skin is 64% water. Your muscles and kidneys are 79% water. Even your bones are 31% water. Without enough water being … Read More


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The Healthy Pastor: Eating Out? Order First!

“I know, I know; we are supposed to put others first. But when you are on a mission to get healthy and you’re sitting in a restaurant with other people, make an exception. When the server is ready, be quick to order before anyone else does. That way, you won’t be tempted to change your order when you hear what … Read More


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Restaurant Portion Sizes (Thursdays are for Health)

“Portions in most restaurants are out of control. Even if you order something deliciously healthy, there will probably be enough of it on your plate to feed you and the person next to you. Decide before the food hits the table that you are not going to eat it all. Renegades don’t believe in the ‘clean plate club’ when it means … Read More


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Dining Out (Thursdays are for Health)

“Restaurant meals can be one of the worst enemies of a health-conscious lifestyle – and in our profession, we end up eating in a lot of restaurants. If you know you’re going to be eating out, be intentional about choosing a restaurant that will have some healthy options. As much as it is up to you, avoid places where you’ll have … Read More


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