Health and Fitness from a Biblical Perspective
Health and fitness is a topic of great interest to many people. God created our amazing bodies and desires us to care for them.
A myriad of health and fitness books and websites are available, but on this page you will find links to sites and books approaching the topic from a Christian perspective. This is not an endorsement of any of them. If you are thinking about losing weight, eating more nutritionally, or generally becoming more healthy and fit, I encourage you to approach the process wisely.
Do your research ... talk to your doctor before embarking on a new diet or exercise program ... and above all, ask God for his guidance.
Biblical Health Institute. The Biblical Health Institute is an online learning community housing educational resources and curricula reinforcing and expanding on Jordan Rubin's Biblical Health message.
CBN.com. "Shopping for a Christian Fitness Club" by Trudy Beerman.
Christian Fitness Network. Blog for readers wanting inspiration focused on faith in Christ and faith in fitness for their long term weight loss goals.
Crosswalk.com. Forum on health and fitness.
First Place 4 Health. The tremendous success of First Place 4 Health is due to its biblical approach to weight loss and overall health management, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person’s life. This Christ-centered, balanced weight-loss and healthy living program has guided hundreds of thousands of people to a healthy lifestyle and a closer walk with the Lord.
Shazzy Fitness. Christian Hi-Hop Dance Workout Videos. "SHAPE what the Father gave ya."
The Faith and Health Connection. Our mission is to teach others how to apply Biblical principles and results of medical research to achieve improved health and wholeness through an integrated spirit, mind & body approach. Through this, some people will grow in their faith and others will begin to experience the love of God in a very personal way.
The Fit Christian Magazine. An online Christian health and fitness magazine.
The PRISM® Weight Loss Program was created to be the last weight loss program you will ever join. It is not our desire that PRISM® become just another "annual diet." It is meant to be a vehicle for lasting change. Thousands of lives have been transformed through PRISM® and we believe yours can be too! You are invited to join the PRISM® program for a time of restored hope, discovery of the "TRUE YOU" and successful weight loss!
|Get Healthy Through Detox and Fasting: How to Revitalize Your Body in 28 Days
By Don Colbert, M.D. / Siloam
Dr. Colbert's book, Get Healthy through DETOX and FASTING, provides a 28-day plan for ridding your body of the harmful toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis. A partial 21-day fast strengthens your liver and improves your GI tract and a seven-day juice fast allows your body to detoxify. Following the fast, you'll find renewed energy and vitality and be healthier body, mind, and spirit. Includes more than 100 recipes and a fasting journal.
|Focus on the Family Complete Guide to Family Health, Nutrition & Fitness
By Edited by Paul Reisser / Focus on the Family Resources
From the name you trust comes everything you need to take an active role in improving your family's health and well-being! Emphasizing the prevention of illness rather than the treatment of diseases, this easy-to-understand resource is filled with current medical information, charts, illustrations, expansive sidebars, detailed directions, reflection questions, and practical action steps. Indispensable! Approx. 1000 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
|First Place 4 Health Member's Kit
By Gospel Light
The First Place 4 Health Member's Kit contains everything necessary to begin a new way of thinking about health and a renewed mind, body and spirit. It will help you make positive changes in your thought patterns, have better control over your emotions, transform the way you fuel and recharge your body, and relate better to God.
|Tae Bo: Cardio Circuit 1, DVD
By Billy Blanks / Gaiam Americas
Billy Blanks is back again with Cardio Circuits, his latest workout series with a brand-new format, which will help you break through weight-loss plateaus and boost your metabolism for amazing results! In Cardio Circuit 1 Billy breaks down each cardio circuit into three separate body-sculpting segments to get your heart pumping and your body toned. Billy combines upper-body, lower-body, and ab circuits to keep you on your toes, so you'll never get bored. And Billy is there to motivate you from one circuit to the next. Approx. 36 minutes.
|Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
By Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. / Avery
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling, revolutionary idea-that we can, in fact, abolish the heart disease epidemic in this country by changing our diets. Drawing on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects. Furthermore, it can eliminate the need for expensive and invasive surgical interventions, such as bypass and stents, no matter how far the disease has progressed.
|Total Heart Health for Men
By Ed & Jo Beth Young, Dr. Michael Duncan, Dr. Richard Leachman / Thomas Nelson
It's difficult to have a truly healthy physical life without a healthy spiritual life and vice versa. In Total Heart Health for Men, well-known author and pastor Ed Young teams up with two of the country's leading physicians from the world-renown Texas Heart Institute, Dr. J. Michael Duncan and Dr. Richard Leachman, to offer men the guidance they so desperately need to achieve total heart health in their lives. As part of the 30-Minutes-a-Day Total Heart Health Challenge, men will be inspired and supported in making practical changes toward a healthy heart, by honoring Christ both physically and spiritually, with their total hearts. Hardcover.
|Never Say Diet: Make Five Decisions and Break the Fat Habit for Good
By Chantel Hobbs / WaterBrook Press
Want to lose weight permanently? You can't focus on the physical without changing the way you think! Explaining why diets don't work, Hobbs walks you through the five decisions that lead to sustainable weight loss---and lasting life change. Balancing nutrition, cardio fitness, and strength-training, she offers an engaging, down-to-earth approach to healthy living. 240 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.