Pastor Phil White of the Simi Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church had a problem. In his own words, he said, “I was fat, exercise challenged, and not very happy with the road my health was taking.” His wife Jan, had similar concerns, especially when she got the results of a blood test. Phil and Jan decided they wanted to improve their chances of watching their grandchildren grow up. What they did had a spill over effect in their church.
Category Archives: Health & Temperance
In a world saturated with technology and social media, more and more people are becoming burned out. Is taking a day off every week from the stresses of life important? As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe it is. But what about taking a day off every week from technology as well? Read this insightful article (The science of Sabbath: How people are rediscovering rest—and claiming its benefits) on why this may be something to try.
Christmas is over, now let the New Year begin! New Year’s resolutions have been made for some 4000 years. It’s a fun tradition that has passed the test of time, but this fun can also lead to feelings of failure when, inevitably, they are not kept. Read New Year’s Resolutions You Won’t Want to Break from Adventist Health System for four simple tips on how to make your New Year’s resolutions successful.
Pastors get depressed? But they’re doing God’s work! Shouldn’t they be immune to the mental problems of the world? That’s not how it works, sin affects us all and pastors are in fact human. Learn some of the reasons why pastors can struggle with depression and by understanding, maybe pastors can find ways to get help and lay-members can be understanding and encouraging toward them. Read More
The world’s growing obsession with fast, processed foods is killing more people than any war. On “HeartWise”, Dr. Joel Fuhrman talks about how we can learn from the past and help shape the future for everyone in our community. Listen to “HeartWise” on LifeTalk Radio, Thursday at 2 p.m. Check for a radio station near you at www.lifetalk.net. Or listen online via www.lifetalk.net, ROKU, Amazon Echo, or the free LifeTalk Radio mobile app.
Have you been taking care of yourself lately? I mean, really taking care of yourself? It’s difficult when you have sermons to write, board meetings to run, visits upon visits to make, church elders and leaders to oversee….the list goes on and on. Sometimes your health takes a backseat to all the things you need to do, but are you really helping the church by being unhealthy? One pastors thinks otherwise. Read the story of a pastor who decided to make a change. Healthy Pastor, Healthy Church
Nature is not only beautiful to look and marvel at the Creator’s splendor, but it also provides time to rejuvenate. Spending a few days “disconnected” does wonders to the body and mind. Find out how the Three-Day Effect can improve your health and wisdom. Read More…
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has published its newest position statement on vegetarian diets. It states well-planned vegetarian diets are “appropriate, and they satisfy the nutrient needs and promote normal growth at all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood and for athletes.” Read More
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