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Christians Are Fatter Than Non- Church Goers

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According the book, “Get Healthy for Heaven’s Sake, “According to a recent study, Christians are more obese than non-Christians, and Baptists are in the lead. Morrone, Lisa (2011-04-01). Get Healthy, for Heaven’s Sake (p. 63). Harvest House Publishers. Kindle Edition.  Instead of singing they will know we are Christians by our Love, it will be they will know we are Christians by our love of FOOD. With everyone jumping on the “New Year’s Resolution” why not steer your church into a fitness awareness program. There are plenty of tools to help.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B005NHQ1WQ” alt=”Prayfit: 33-Day Total Body Challenge” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51d6G-tKv7L._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”114″ height=”160″]I just watched the DVD called Prayfit: 33-Day Total Body Challenge. This goes along with a few books inculding: Prayfit: Your Guide to A Healthy Body and A Stronger Faith in 28 Days and Prayfit FamilyThis is the mastermind of Jimmy Pena. At PrayFit, they believe that the Lord has mandated a dedication to our health. In a nation gone mad with super-sized meal deals, even the most devout believers tend to over-indulge, as evidenced by the church’s ever-widening collective waistline. It’s not just detrimental to your wardrobe – each passing day of inactivity or nutritional indiscretion is a missed opportunity at living a longer, healthier, more fruitful life.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”0736929495″ alt=”The 90-Day Fitness Challenge: A Proven Program for Better Health and Lasting Weight Loss” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HYP6MENBL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”104″ height=”160″]Another great plan comes form Amy and Phil Parham (You might remember them from the biggest loser). Their book is The 90-Day Fitness Challenge there is alss a The 90-Day Fitness Challenge DVD. Phil and Amy Parham lost over 256 pounds on NBC’s Biggest Loser television show’s sixth season in 2008. It was a dark time in the life of this couple whose autistic son Rhett’s special needs kept them on high alert 24/7 and Phil’s mortgage broker business had failed a few years earlier. The couple discusses how they coped with these life stresses…by eating. Their story of disappointment and defeat could be told by any number of families across the United States, but their courage and resilience at overcoming these hefty challenges is remarkably and singularly inspiring.

[easyazon-image-link asin=”0736927042″ alt=”Get Healthy, for Heaven’s Sake: 7 Steps to Living Strong, Loving God, and Serving Others” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416E57C5pcL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”104″ height=”160″]If you want to have a book club I HIGHLY  recommend the book Get Healthy, for Heaven’s Sake: 7 Steps to Living Strong, Loving God, and Serving Others

Overweight, slouched, deconditioned, and very tired. This describes millions of American Christians—men and women who are frustrated in their desire to serve God and their families because their bodies and minds simply aren’t up to the task.

Health author Lisa Morrone gives readers an overall life plan for restoring their energy and ability and staying strong in their usefulness throughout their life span. Not a short-term repair job—not a rigid, inflexible plan—this resource lays out balanced, practical advice in seven areas

[easyazon-image-link asin=”1433669730″ alt=”Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AciXVN4EL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”106″ height=”160″]Another book you may want to check out is Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a co-star on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles.

Bure’s healthy lifestyle has been featured in US Weekly and People magazines as well as national talk shows including The View and NBC’s Today. In Reshaping It All, she continues the story, inspiring women to embrace a healthier lifestyle by moving faith to the forefront, making wise choices, and finding their worth in the eyes of God. Candace shares a candid account of her struggle with food and ultimately her healthy outlook on weight despite the toothpick-thin expectations of Hollywood.

More than a testimony, here is a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, Candace offers a biblical perspective on appetite and self control that provides encouragement to women, guiding them toward freedom.

Includes 16-page black and white photo insert

[easyazon-image-link asin=”1591857147″ alt=”The Maker’s Diet: The 40-day health experience that will change your life forever” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T2E-S-meL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”107″ height=”160″]One popular book I see a lot is The Maker’s Diet: The 40-day health experience that will change your life forever, which has additional resources tied to it that include: ,The Maker’s Diet for Weight Loss: 16-week strategy for burning fat, cleansing toxins, and living a healthier life!, Makers Diet Shopper’s Guide: Meal plans for 40 days – Shopping lists – Recipes,,Makers Diet Daily Reminders: Here are 365 daily reminders to encourage you to live in better health for the rest of your life. and Maker’s Diet Audio Experience

Body Gospel

Set to chart-topping inspirational gospel music, these workouts combine the power of your faith with your desire to lose weight and get fit. It’s a party with a purpose, and you’re invited.

Each Body Gospel begins with a prayer, then gets you moving to joyful gospel music. This comprehensive at-home program combines faith, fitness, and nutrition to enhance your faith and transform your health. Soon, you’ll see and feel inspiring results. It inlucdes 6 DVDs including:

Body Revival:
This calorie-blasting cardio workout lifts your spirit, slims your body, and leaves you feeling energized all day long.

Core Revelation:
Lose those love handles and define your abs while slimming and trimming your thighs and backside.
Stretch in the Spirit:
Increase your flexibility, reduce stress, and breathe new life into your healthy temple

Power & Praise:
An interval-training workout with Donna’s specially designed resistance bands to help tone and define your muscles while you burn fat.

Gospel Glory:
An advanced body-slimming cardio workout to help shrink your hips and thighs, and flatten your tummy

Strength & Spirit:
Alternates between strength and cardio training for maximum fat and calorie burning. Sculpt and tone your body from head to toe.

It also includes a nutritional guide, strength bands, and online tools, t-shirts and more
Just 2 monthly payments of $39.95. Plus… a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. More information

If you are looking to make it a competition check out these sites:

Weight Loss Wars

Earndit.com (You need something electronic like a Fitbit to track your changes).

Logical Weight Loss “Biggest Loser” Spreadhseet.



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