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by Dominique Wakefield

What would happen if we started putting our bodies into motion each day? What would happen if we stopped sitting so much, depending on so many conveniences,  and rather, used our own bodies to complete our tasks?

We don't often realize the amazing power in moving our bodies. Regular movement  provides the answer to many of our daily physical ailments. If we started moving at least 30 minutes per day (i.e brisk walking, biking, playing a sport, fitness classes),   we would notice many free benefits right away.

Movement Perks
  • An increased amount of energy throughout the day
  • Greater sense of feeling rested
  • An improved self-image
  • Positive thoughts
  • Increased productivity
  • An automatic desire to eat healthier foods
‚ÄčIf we managed to stick to a regular routine of daily physical activity, we would continue to experience numerous health benefits--some visible, some invisible. We would reduce our incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure by approximately 40%. We would finally experience that weight loss we've been longing for. We would increase our muscular strength and endurance. We would have better joint health. There would even be a 40% reduced risk of getting Alzheimer's disease!

The list could go on and on. And the best part is it's free! You don't need expensive gym memberships or equipment. All you need is to engage your body in simple movements that you enjoy.

God's Plan for You
God designed our bodies to move. Every second of every day, there is constant movement within our bodies. The heart pumps blood throughout the circulatory system and rhythmic contractions of the diaphragm muscles pull oxygen into our lungs. Our bodies are miracles of God’s creation. Let’s make a commitment today to move at least 30 minutes each day to reap its many free benefits and to set an example for our families and community.

There truly is power in motion, so let’s start moving today.