A Balanced Approach to Health and Wellness

Your faith in God is the foundation on which your life is built, and it is the key to all of your endeavors. Your faith is especially important in your efforts to improve your health.

This website is dedicated to helping you improve your health – whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, have more energy, or just feel better. To help you accomplish these goals, this site provides up to date, practical guidance about diet, exercise, and lifestyle. Just as important, however, is that these efforts should be grounded in prayer and in your faith in God.

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19–20

There are many excellent reasons to take good care of your body. You can lessen or avoid entirely the discomfort, pain, and expense associated with many illnesses, diseases, and chronic conditions, both mild and severe. You can feel rested, strong, energetic, and happy on a daily basis, instead of being tired and down. You can enjoy the increased self-esteem and confidence that comes from being in control and from looking and feeling the way you want to. And you can enjoy a higher-quality, longer, and more productive life. Perhaps the best reason, though, for taking good care of yourself is found in the quote above from 1 Corinthians. Your body is not your own – God has placed the Holy Spirit in the temple that is your body, with the instruction to honor God with your body. In this light, good care of your body is an important element of your faith.

Taking proper care of yourself, however, can be challenging. It requires knowledge, discipline, effort, and persistence. But it is an extremely worthwhile endeavor, and you do not have to do it alone. This website will help you to establish a regular practice of prayer to enlist God’s help in meeting your health-related goals. Moreover, this site provides fundamental and practical information about how to take excellent care of yourself.

Start by reading the 7 Keys to Christian Health, which provides an excellent overview of the topics covered here. Each of the other featured topics (see links to the left) addresses a single topic related to your health and well-being, including relevant passages from the Bible and a suggested prayer. Please feel free to contact me to suggest additional topics to cover. This site also provides links to many other related resources that can help in your efforts to improve your health or to lose weight.