DAILY EXERCISE FOR THE NON-ATHLETIC

From the dusty archives of my mind comes a thought too profound not to share.

Think about proper weight control and the stress relief and physical fitness that regular exercise could bring to your life.  However, many people who are engaged in a sedentary lifestyle do not realize that calories can be burned by engaging in strenuous activities that do NOT require physical exercise.  Consider this tongue-in-cheek handy calorie-burning guide.

Beating around the bush – 75.  Jumping to conclusions – 100.  Climbing the walls – 150.  Swallowing your pride – 50.  Passing the buck – 25.  Throwing your weight around (depending on your weight) – 50-300.  Dragging your heels – 100.  Pushing your luck – 250.  Making mountains out of molehills – 500.  Hitting the nail on the head – 50.  Bending over backwards – 75.  Jumping on the bandwagon – 200.  Running around in circles – 350.  Eating crow – 225.  Tooting your own horn – 25.  Climbing the ladder of success – 750.  Pulling out the stops – 75.  Adding fuel to the fire – 150.

The Apostle Paul said in Acts 24:16 = “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”  And in I Tim. 4:7-8 = “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Christianity is NOT a sedentary occupation.  But, we need to be busy about the RIGHT things!

Have you gotten too much of the WRONG kind of exercise lately?

Doug

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DAILY EXERCISE FOR THE NON-ATHLETIC

Think about proper weight control and the stress relief and physical fitness that regular exercise could bring to your life.  However, many people who are engaged in a sedentary lifestyle do not realize that calories can be burned by engaging in strenuous activities that do NOT require physical exercise.  Consider this tongue-in-cheek handy calorie-burning guide.

Beating around the bush – 75.  Jumping to conclusions – 100.  Climbing the walls – 150.  Swallowing your pride – 50.  Passing the buck – 25.  Throwing your weight around (depending on your weight) – 50-300.  Dragging your heels – 100.  Pushing your luck – 250.  Making mountains out of molehills – 500.  Hitting the nail on the head – 50.  Bending over backwards – 75.  Jumping on the bandwagon – 200.  Running around in circles – 350.  Eating crow – 225.  Tooting your own horn – 25.  Climbing the ladder of success – 750.  Pulling out the stops – 75.  Adding fuel to the fire – 150.

The Apostle Paul said in Acts 24:16 = “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”  And in I Tim. 4:7-8 = “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”

Christianity is NOT a sedentary occupation.  But, we need to be busy about the RIGHT things!

Have you gotten too much of the WRONG kind of exercise lately?

Doug

 

Packing Light by Doug Greenway, savvy traveler

 

Recently we completed a 12-day trip to Greece and Israel and I learned a lot of things.  One thing I found out I REALLY needed to learn was to “pack light”!  Because I didn’t.  I was allotted 50 lbs. and 1 suitcase and I weighed in at 42.5 lbs.  And a 9-pound backpack carryon.  Sounds successful, right?

In addition to the clothes I was wearing in transit, I took 3 pairs of pants, 9 shirts, 2 pair of dress socks and 4 pairs of Thorlo socks to wear with my tennis shoes.  I had my lightweight crocs and a pair of dressier shoes.  Excuse the personal info, but mama said to always wear clean underwear and I also had 6 t-shirts and 3 hankies.  Don’t forget the C-Pap machine and my new SLR camera with an extra telephoto lens. I had my usual meds and extra medicine for upset stomach and gastro difficulties.  I had a small umbrella and a few snacks.  I couldn’t take my box fan so had a small plug-in fan and too many toiletries.  

I thought several times about the Apostle Paul in I Tim. 6:6-8 = “But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” 

I SHOULD have packed about one half of what I did.  Travelling light will really make my NEXT trip more enjoyable.  However, learning has NOT taken place until someone’s behavior has changed — so I guess we’ll see.  You & I don’t really need much stuff — and we won’t need it very long.

Are YOU packing light? 

Doug

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