Speak The Truth
Speak The Truth
Sep 6, 2020
EP. 72 EquipU Resource: Spiritual and Physical Implications of Exercise - A Tool to Help Hearts Towards Worship
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  • Exercise - excerpt from the monthly (August) EquipU piece: 
    • Exercise has wonderful potential to positively impact one’s mental state in various ways. It is also important to note that while not emphasized in Western culture, exercise at root, is a spiritual activity. It is a spiritual activity because one’s motives for doing anything, including exercise, are ultimately anchored in what an individual is worshipping.
  • 1 Cor. 10:31 - "Whatever you do" "do all" "to the glory of God"
  • Creating a purpose statement - placing God at the center of why you do a particular activity/exercise, etc.
  • Gal. 5:16-17 - competing desires
  • Matt. 6:21 - what does the person value
  • Eph. 4:22-24 - deceitful desires and what they can produce
  • The physical and emotional benefits of exercising 
    • Endorphin release - improving sleep quality, mood and cognitive function
    • Neurotropic release - learning ability
    • Adrenal functioning - improving mod, and ability to cope with stress
  • Habituation

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