"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Advice From Dr. Oz
We return from commercial and the DJ begins to read an article. It says that according to a recent study, conducted over the past 20 - 25 years, and shared by Dr. Oz, life expectancy was significantly increased when the following three characteristics were present:
#3) A diet high in vegetables. If it comes from the ground it is rich in most everything that is good for us.
#2) At least 15 minutes of sunshine daily (or the equivalent consumption of vitamin D).
#1) Exercise of at least 30 minutes daily. This was the most common link between an active, longer life for older individuals. The interesting part was that not only did it provide cardiovascular and muscular / skeletal benefits, but the improvement in balance prevented these individuals from taking debilitating and sometimes fatal falls as they aged.
Oh, and as for Dr. Dave’s take on this news, well, I’ve got to believe that a lifetime of running will definitely take care of the top two points, while all of those salads, sweet potatoes and carrots during training will take care of the third! I’m starting to see the creation of a deep thought bumper sticker .... Keep Running to Keep Running!