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  Fitness Bible Quotes & Promises
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Bible Quotes
Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.
(Proverbs 20:30) ESV

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
(Proverbs 24:5) ESV

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
(Acts 20:28) ESV

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?
(1 Corinthians 3:16) ESV

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
(1 Corinthians 6:19,20) ESV

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
(1 Timothy 4:8) ESV

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
(Hebrews 12:12) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
--Paul Dudley White – American Scientist Born 1886 Died 1973

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
--Plato – Greek  Philosopher Born 427 BC Died 347 BC

Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.
--George A. Sheehan – American Writer Born 1918 Died 1993

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
--Hugh Blair – Scottish Theologian Born 1718 Died 1800

Happiness lies first of all in health.
--George William Curtis – American Author Born 1824 Died 1892

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
--Thomas Carlyle – Scottish Philosopher Born 1795 Died 1881

I love to swim for miles; I could just go back and forth.
--Jill Clayburgh – American Actress Born 1944

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
--Hippocrates – Greek Scientist Born 460 BC Died 357 BC

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.
--Knute Nelson – American Politician Born 1843 Died 1923

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
--Mahatma Gandhi – Indian Leader Born 1869 Died 1948

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
--Thomas Jefferson – American President Born 1743 Died 1826

Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
--Bill Vaughan – American Journalist Born 1915 Died 1977

Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
--James Freeman Clarke – American Clergyman Born 1810 Died 1888

Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.
--John F. Kennedy – American President Born 1917 Died 1963

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
--John F. Kennedy – American President Born 1917 Died 1963

The first wealth is health.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson – American Poet Born 1803 Died 1882

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
--Jim Rohn – American Businessman Born 1930 Died 2009

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.
--Thomas Jefferson – American President Born 1743 Died 18264

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Fitness and the Bible

Question: "Should a Christian exercise? What does the Bible say about health?"

Answer: First Timothy 4:8 informs us, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” Notice that the verse does not say that exercise has no value! It says that exercise is valuable, but it orders priorities correctly by saying that godliness is of greater value.

The Apostle Paul also mentions physical training in illustrating spiritual truth. “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27). In 2 Timothy 2:5, he says “Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules.” “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

So, clearly there is nothing wrong with a Christian exercising. In fact, the Bible is clear that we are to take good care of our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Ephesians 5:29 tells us, "After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it..." The Bible also warns us against gluttony (Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, 2 Corinthians 10:5). At the same time, the Bible warns against vanity (1 Samuel 16:7; Proverbs 31:30; 1 Peter 3:3-4). What does the Bible says about health? Be healthy! How do we achieve that goal? By engaging in moderate exercise and eating reasonably. The God who created us has also given us the biblical pattern of health and exercise.2


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Definition of Fitness

1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.

2. Good health or physical condition, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition.

3. Biology The extent to which an organism is adapted to or able to produce offspring in a particular environment.3 




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