Don’t just dream of a healthier, more vibrant life — make it a reality.
Embark on a transformative journey with our series, “Healthy,” as we guide you through practical and powerful habits to strengthen your body, nurture your mind, and feed your spirit. Below are some tried and true resources our staff has collected and vetted to help you along the way. This isn’t just about physical fitness; it’s a holistic and biblical approach to achieving true health — body, mind, and soul.
Train Your Body
Discover tips for a stronger, more resilient you. From invigorating workouts to nutrition tips, our recommended resources will guide you on a journey to physical well-being, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just starting out.
- Pick one goal like walking, running or going to the gym 3 times week (consistency is key). Use an app like the Nike Training Club or Strava to help you find workouts our track your progress.
- Start tracking what you eat with am app like MyFitnessPal or Fooducate to get a better idea of your eating habits and where you can make healthy choices.
- Share your goal with a friend so that they can help keep you accountable, and send them weekly updates on your progress.
Nurture Your Mind
Experience the transformative power of biblical practices like mindfulness and meditation. Our curated list of resources will help you cultivate your mind and create a space for peace and hope amidst life’s struggles.
- Try meditating for five minutes each day. Pick a passage of scripture to memorize and meditate on for five minutes each day: get comfortable, close your eyes, remove any other distractions, and focus on your breathing as you slowly repeat scripture to yourself, considering each word and the meaning of the passage as a whole for your life. If you would prefer to be guided through meditation, you could always try the Calm app!
- Consider finding a professional therapist. If you aren’t sure where to find a therapist, or if you aren’t sure you have the time, you could always try BetterHelp!
- Try to process your weekly experiences with other people. Often, our greatest mental and emotional struggles come when we try to process challenges on our own. Join a small group today and start including others in the comings and goings of your life!
Feed Your Spirit
Explore the wisdom of biblical disciplines that feed the soul. Dive into recommended books and podcasts that will inspire you on your spiritual walk as you strengthen your prayer life, practice scripture reading, and create a habit of sabbath while discovering the profound impact it can have on your overall well-being.
Are you ready for change?
One of the most important things you can do to develop new daily practices is to understand your readiness for change. It’s useful to understand how willing you are to adopt some new practices, as slowly or as quickly as feels right for you. Simply answer the questions below by selecting the response most appropriate to your situation.
Yuka – Scan bar codes to see what’s in your food and cosmetics. Includes additives and other cool details to help you make informed choices, and gives everything a health score out of 100. The company is independent so there’s no bias to score things high or low based on outside money!Nancy Salley
How We Feel – This one is good for recognizing and tracking your emotions, and finding patterns between the things that make you feel good, energetic, bad, low energy, and everything in between. You can share your emotion journal with friends or family if they use the app. The webpage will explain even more!Zach Long
The Huberman Lab Podcast – A podcast focused on health and science-based tools for everyday life. It covers multiple subjects, including nutrition, exercise, aging, emotional health, and more.Brian Burson
Fight Hustle, End Worry Podcast – A podcast that focuses on how hurry and distraction can be detrimental to our spiritual life and what you can do about it.Andrew Boganwright
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Book – This book outlines a roadmap for spiritual discipleship. It offers seven steps for change that promote spiritual and emotional growth.Adam Atchison