1 Cor. 6:19 19 “”Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”” Take a good, long look at yourself. What is your attitude about your body? How concerned are you with healthy eating and regular exercise? These are important questions that many believers never ask themselves. In fact, some may separate the spiritual life from the physical life altogether. However, this is not the view that the Lord intended.
God, who carefully crafted every one of us, places a high value on our bodies (Ps. 139:13). The human form represents the masterpiece of creation, and God entrusted our bodies to our care. Just as with any other resource—such as relationships or money—the Father expects wise stewardship from us.
Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians provides a clear picture of followers of Christ mistreating their bodies. Many people in the church had been engaging in various unacceptable practices, including gluttony and sexual misconduct (1 Cor. 5:1; 1 Cor. 11:21). Because of their low view of the physical body, they incorrectly regarded this behavior as completely separate from their spiritual life. They believed they could do anything they wanted with their bodies and still be considered “good Christians.” In verse 16 of chapter 3, Paul declares, “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor. 16:3). The apostle reminds us God’s Holy Spirit has come to live in the heart and life of every believer.
If you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then He has taken up residence in your life. In effect, your body has become a walking testimony. What is your body saying about your relationship with the heavenly Father?
Mobility & Flexibility
Take 10 minutes to complete a general mobilization from feet to head, then a general stretch from feet to head.
3 rounds of:
Hold a plane position for 20 seconds on each side https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r3mRK_ROfs
10 Hand release Pushups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfaUWLlhvKk
10 air squats to a chair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VtOYc6j5c
4 rounds for max reps
5 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible):
Run 400 meters
Remaining time spent doing as many burpees as you can.
Rest 60 seconds between rounds
Tabata reverse plank for 4 minutes
(Tabata means 20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest)
2 minutes of medium pace walking to calm the heart rate down at a safe pace, then stretches of your choice.
Stress. How Are You Coping with It? Is it Killing You? Poorly managed stress, especially chronic stress, can also adversely impact your physical health in many, many ways. The hormones and chemicals that are released into the body and the associated inflammation that occurs can wreck havoc on the systems and organs of the body. Heart disease, intestinal issues, muscular pain and heart disease are examples. In fact, some research shows that up to 90% of physician office visits have stress-related components!