A formal exercise program is only one part of improving your overall fitness.
If you exercise an hour a day but spend the other 14 hours sitting at a desk or in front of the TV, you defeat much of the purpose of your fitness routine.
Excessive sedentary time is linked to an increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and premature death — even in people who exercise regularly.
Engage in an hour or more of daily exercise, but aim to get more active overall.
IDEAS for moving more:
- Stand up from your desk once an hour and walk around your office
- Bike to work instead of driving
- Walk around the mall before you shop
- And march on the spot while you watch TV.
Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLaren
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
2 Peter 3:15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
Psalm 13:5-6 But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
Psalm 91:16 “With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”
Psalm 118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:1-3 Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to You, O LORD; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me. “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.” Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.
Jeremiah 8:15 We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!
John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?”
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