Taking care of our body is important. Plain and simple.
If we do not take care of our bodies, they will eventually break down on us. They will eventually give up on us.
Why is taking care of our bodies important?
I don't know where you are in your life right now. Maybe we have to take something daily to suppress the aches and pains. Maybe years of unhealthy eating has forced us to make regular trips to the doctor's office.
And that is not what you want. The good news is that all can be reversed. If we take care of our bodies, they will be good to us.
That means exercise and proper nutrition. This doesn't mean working out every day or hitting the gym for 2 hour sessions. This doesn't mean you can't enjoy pizza, or ice cream, or your favorite cookie.
It means overall, watching what we put into our body, and moving our body enough to fit where we are.
That means different things for different people. But I'll tell you this: it's much better to be proactive than reactive. It's better to put the effort in to taking care of your body while it's healthy, instead of waiting until problems arise.
We shouldn't have to wait until we're in physical pain before then deciding to make changes. Make the change now. And if you are in a place where you are experiencing pain, it's not too late. Just don't delay any longer. Get the help to get your body performing how it should.
God doesn't want us to be in constant, daily physical pain. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, in short, that "our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit".
That means that Jesus cares for our bodies, and so should we. We need to take care of it so that we can do what He's called us to do.
I have two boys, and by his will I will be able to play with them as they get older and eventually my grandkids as well. Me taking care of my body is for more than just physical looks. It's for those around me. So take care of your body. Not just for you, but for those around you also.
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