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Healthy Habits for Singles, Part 6: Being Active at Your Desk Job

Many of us Christian singles have desk jobs: work that involves sitting on our blessed assurance most of the time, whether we’re in a call center, working face-to-face with customers across some counter or in front of a computer. A 2013 survey by Ergotron highlights the epidemic of sedentary jobs that has taken over the American workforce. They found that …

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Healthy Habits for Singles, Part 5: Best Motives For Eating Well

Millions of us struggle with being overweight as a result of our affection for yummy food. More than one medical professional has lamented the epidemic of obesity in all age categories in recent years. We know what the basic solution is, but lack motivation to implement it. The basic principle is: We have to burn off more calories than we …

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Healthy Habits For Singles, Part 4: Stress Management

Good stress, bad stress. Stress, stress, everywhere. From the news. From your church. From your work. Or lack thereof. It’s all around you. You can’t escape it. What can you do? Well, if you can’t escape it, you must learn to manage it. Learning to handle the stress that comes our way helps us develop the character to minimize its …

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Healthy Habits for Singles, Part 3: Sleep

“Sleep? That’s something I do in my spare time,” is the attitude of many in our culture, even among God’s people. Just feed them a cup of coffee the next morning, and they’re up and running again. Problem is, the Lord designed our bodies to function not only with quality sleep but also quantity sleep. To function properly, our temples …

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Is Your Singleness Controlling Your Life?

I hate dieting. Plus I’m really not very good at it. I try. I just lose interest about 10 minutes into any diet I begin. But that doesn’t stop me from continuing to do it. In my lifetime I’ve probably tried dieting at least 50 times. Only to come to the realization (and maybe a couple pounds less) that I …

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When Getting Healthy Is A Priority

I remember how shocked I was to hear that my mom had started smoking at the ripe old age of 13. “That was back before we knew how bad it was,” she explained, “Nowadays we know better.” I think the same is true for nutrition. We’re bombarded with information on how to get well — what to eat, what not …

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Healthy Habits For Singles Part 1: Hydrate

“Take this time to concentrate on yourself.” Have you ever had such annoyingly good advice? You may be tired of hearing it, but it’s still true: Singleness is the perfect opportunity to develop healthy habits. Good habits apply to many different disciplines: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and more. This five-part series narrows it down to five physical habits that …

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Redefining Resolutions: Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Do you ever struggle with keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you cringe at the very mention of the words? Does your heart rate spike when someone asks what your resolution will be this year, or how you are doing with maintaining it? Do you instantly slouch in shame at the thought of all the resolutions you were unable to …

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Garden Zucchini Bread

I’m loving all of the beautiful zucchinis that I’m harvesting from my garden. Making zucchini soups, roasted zucchini, and zucchini burgers has been great; but nothing beats this Garden Zucchini Bread recipe. Enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need … 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (for greasing the bread pan) 1 large zucchini 1 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup coconut oil, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla …

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Mmmm. Simple and easy to make BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich should make it onto your summer “must try” list. I get this started in the morning in my crockpot and while I’m off adventuring, working, or playing … it’s cooking itself! Needless to say, the crockpot is my kitchen’s new best friend! Here’s what you’ll need: 4-6 pieces organic free-range …

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