Health and Wellness
A primary purpose of much of this website is to assist people with their individual quest to live a health enhancing lifestyle. Although a Physical Educator, Youth Sports Coach, and Personal Trainer that is certified by the American Council on Exercise, I had a tough time overcoming some self-destructive tendencies and habits that once had resulted in a rather unhealthy lifestyle. I changed my ways for the better, and prayerfully, I've been successful in steering my lifestyle away from a path toward disease and deterioration, and onto the path of wellness. This was done, not by the force of sheer willpower, but rather by a process that literally changed me into a person that now, can live a healthy lifestyle without a lot of effort. Hopefully, you'll read on, and this website can be of some help to you and others that you know. You may follow me on Twitter @ChristianTrainr. I plan to regularly Tweet nuggets of wisdom to help those that aspire to live a long and healthy life.
In regards to living a healthy lifestyle, I consider priority #1 to be for people to get to a place where they are truly appreciative of the health they've been blessed with, and feel the importance of good stewardship of it. We are not to take our health for granted, and we need to truly understand the realities associated with an unhealthy lifestyle.
In the Bible, Romans 6:20-23 of the New International Version states:
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21-What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22-But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23-For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.
Among the things that I battle to stay free from, are over-eating and enjoyment of foods that come against good health. These things can certainly lead to death. I am a Christian, and my belief and willingness to attach "action" to the "faith" I have in God's desire for me to live out my purpose in life, have been huge factors in my success. Though I believe in God's power to supernaturally heal any of us of any ailment, I also, however; recognize that God has natural laws of health; sufficient sleep and exercise, good nutrition, and the prevention and elimination of harmful stress. Just as our society encourages us to be ok with promiscuity, violence, greed, and poor life and time management; it also makes it easy for us to accept an unhealthy lifestyle, that trivializes God's natural health laws. Regular consumption of unhealthy foods, along with over exposure to harmful ingredients in household, and personal care products, have become accepted, as the consumption of organic foods is looked upon by the majority as unnecessary.
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