Many of you have unhealthy habits that you wish you could break, change or toss out the window. When you feel stressed, worn-down or worried, you often revert to a habit, whether it’s reaching for a candy bar or ignoring the Bible on the bookshelf. The truth is that changing a habit is difficult to do alone. Everyone needs help. As a believer, you have the Holy Spirit on your side, transforming you into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). The Lord will help you make the choices that enable you to replace your old habits with new, healthy ones. Here are some good places to start.
From familiar nutty brown rice to less well-known, smoky-flavor freekeh, whole grains are simple to cook and high in nutritional value. Grains are the cornerstone to many delicious, healthful meals.
Eating right isn’t only about looking healthy, it’s about getting nutrition to fuel your body and prevent disease.
When cabin fever hits, get out and experience the great outdoors.
Corporate parties, family get-togethers and other holiday gatherings mean lots of festive food and cocktails that can put a damper on even the most-seasoned dieter’s efforts. By taking a different approach this season, you can enjoy your favorite foods.
You don’t have to make a grand sweeping change to start impacting your life for the better. Focus on micro goals with clear and easy steps and let the results snowball. As you strive for progress rather than perfection, ask God for wisdom and guidance.
Good health starts by fueling your body with fresh, nutritious foods. with a few small steps now, you can start making healthy changes that will last a lifetime.
The importance of good health also seems obvious: It makes everyday work, play and living enjoyable, meaningful, effective and successful. Yet there’s a reason beyond practicality and happiness for taking good care of our bodies. God wants us to.
Certified fitness professional and author of 'The Wellness Revelation' Alisa Keeton will challenge you to get fit with God so that He can free you to complete your purpose. She teaches that when we get fit physically and spiritually, we will be better equipped to love and serve others. Learn how to change the way you perceive yourself and the way that you live your life.
We are carrying more on our plates than ever before. Technology, opportunities and the pace of life have pushed our capacity past the limits. God created us to live within a balance of work and rest. By taking time to reflect, reorganize and re-focus, we can return our lives to a manageable, spirit-led pace.
Carbs tend to get a bad rap these days. From low-carb to high-carb diets, which one is best? The answer is not so simple. Carbs have an important function: They provide energy. If you don’t eat enough, you can feel sluggish, unfocused and unmotivated. On the other hand, consume too many of the wrong kind of carbs and you risk gaining body fat or developing a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Here’s a crash course on carbs so you’ll choose foods that are best for you.
Adopt these good-for-you habits. They foster physical and mental health and a sense of spiritual well-being.
What better way to celebrate Spring than by planting a vegetable garden. Cultivating this God-given bounty nourishes both body and spirit while reaffirming our faith.
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