4. Exercise

for 30 minutes at least four times per week. (Experts advise seeing a doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.) Find a friend who is willing to work out with you and keep you accountable. To keep it interesting, try a mixture of walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, and weight lifting.

5. Eat

a balanced diet: Stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, grilled or baked meat, and low-fat dairy products. Visit a dietician or ask a health-conscious friend for advice if you need help getting started. (One easy rule: Make sure that everything on your plate isn't the same color).

6. Remember

that your body is God's temple (1 Cor. 6:19), and "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10:31).

—Jenny Solomon

Reprinted with permission from www.relevantmagazine.com

Discussion StartersDo you consider yourself physically fit? If not, what are you doing to improve your health?Many of the experts in this article suggest that poor health habits can negatively affect our spiritual witness. Do you agree? Why or why not?Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. What are some ways that we can honor God with our bodies?. How can we "number our days"?Copyright © 2005 by the author or Christianity Today International/Today's Christian magazine.
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