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The Workout Room of Health
Series: The Rooms of Her Heart
The longer a woman lives, it seems the more attention she feels she must give to health and beauty aids. The feminine mystique covets the balance of discipline, charm, style, health, and unique purpose. Women today want to do anything, try anything and buy anything that will enhance health and retain youthful beauty and vigor.
Women want it all – beauty, brains and brawn—yes, even muscular strength. Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association (SGMA), a global trade association of manufacturers and marketers in the sporting industry, reported that Americans spent over $11 billion on gym memberships in a recent year. Experts are everywhere telling us what exercise regimen is the best, what vitamin or supplement is the most effective, and what diet will get the biggest results. In spite of the expert advice, we still struggle to get the help we so much desire.
A Natural Facelift
Ecclesiastes 8:1 states, “Wisdom brightens a person’ face and changes its hard appearance.” What a revolutionary idea, that wisdom softens a face that otherwise is chiseled by time and circumstances! As women of faith, we must realize that general health and beauty affect the whole person. Proverbs 3:8 states, “Fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”
Maintaining good health depends on the “whole” person. We hear a lot about the “wholeness” approach in many areas today, such as the whole language approach in education. But God was the author of the “whole man” approach, for He made us to operate best in perfect balance, and if one part is out of line then every part suffers. We are a spirit; we live in a body and we have a mind. All three are closely connected. To keep these in balance, a constant effort must be made to maintain wellness.
The apostle Paul said in I Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and in your spirit which are God’s.”
The Disciplined Woman
God created all of us to be goal oriented and to have tenacity. What are your goals and what are your motives for what you do? That which screams the loudest is usually what gets our attention. The older I get, I find I need more and more discipline in order to maintain a balanced diet and exercise program.
A few years ago, my daughter, a girlfriend, and I signed up and paid for a month-long exercise “Boot Camp.” Since I knew and trusted the personal trainer, I was proud that I had taken ...
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