It has been a flurry of activity here! This review is unusual as a result of some requests that were made regarding the Zen & Christianity articles. In response, I have posted these on this website: Ch'i Whiz, Harmonious Living, and A Little Bit of Sin is Never In. These posts were put on my Wordpress blog site to preserve them from the Faith Fighters for Christ website my first husband and I maintained while we have a martial arts ministry. That site will be taken down by June 1, 2015 due to overgrowth of "weeds", i.e. ads, popups, and banners in the way. I hope it is easier for you to read them.
Also as a result of some requests, I will be utilizing the Devotion/Christian Faith segment for a couple of weeks addressing other eastern religious practices that crop up in health and fitness with regard to what Scripture has to say about them. The Godly Character series ended with "Prudence". That post wasn't as popular, probably because people may have confused it with "prudish". Not the same. I pray that this series has helped you view these men and women of God in the New Testament differently.
The post for flexibility will come out next week as I have been scurrying to take care of these requests. I will highlight an important stretch in the Exercise of the Week for you. Exercise is important, but godliness is much more valuable. Thank you for your patience.
Food of the Week: Asparagus
Asparagus usually comes into season in the spring. It is a very well-balanced vegetable that is 20 calories for 1/2 cup. Roast it, steam it! This fantastic veggie is full of folate, important for heart health. This high fiber gem also contains inulin, vitamins K, A, C and E along with the minerals copper, zinc, iron, and selenium. Watch your local grocer for great sales coming up! More, please! Picture from www.livestrong.com.
Exercise of the Week: Hamstring Stretch
The hamstrings are important to stretch as they are a major muscle used in most of our activities. If you sit or stand a lot, they will become very tight. Doing this stretch can help to reduce lower back pain. Runners, swimmers, and cyclists find themselves focusing on this muscle group to stretch because of the amount of use they get. 15-30 seconds each side will help the average person feel better. This stretch is easy to do as shown. There are also standing and seated versions. Picture from www.webmd.com.
Many blessings to you!