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Exercise - making a N.E.W.  S.T.A.R.T.

Exercise - NEWSTART

In the beginning ... life was active.

When Wilma Rudolph was only four years old, she contracted polio, which left her with a paralyzed leg. Her doctors said she'd never walk without assistance.

But Wilma did not give up, determined to exercise her crippled limb. At age nine, she stunned doctors when she removed her metal leg brace and began to walk without it.

When she was 13, Wilma decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years, every race she entered, she came in last. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on. Then one day, she won a race ... and then another ... and then every race she entered. Eventually, she went on to win three Olympic gold medals in track and field!

Wilma chose activity over atrophy and became a winner. Likewise, your body is a miraculous machine, but if you don't use it, you'll lose it.

What was the original exercise routine?

When Adam was in the garden of Eden, he had perfect exercise habits. (Indeed, gardening can be a very effective total body workout!) However, things didn't stay perfectsin brought with it the realities of disease and death and, according to the Bible, mankind's original workout routine had also changed. Just as a fitness trainer makes changes to an exercise program, God needed to make changes to Adam's exercise routine:"Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life ....

In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread" (Genesis 3:17, 19 NKJV). Adam's "workout" was now more difficult, because he had to "toil" and "sweat:' But take a closer look at this passage: This increase in Adam's exercise intensity was "for [his] sake:' Could there still be life-giving benefits in "toil and sweat" exercise?.

Amazing Health Magazine

Source: "Amazing Health Magazine - 8 Bible Secrets for a Longer and Stonger Life!."
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