“The Seven Pillars of Health” by Dr. Don Colbert names the following pillars for good health: Water, Sleep and Rest, Living Food, Exercise, Detoxification, Nutritional Supplements, and Coping with Stress. The format of the book offers 50 days of informational, inspirational entries. Two of those days are dedicated to the Benefits of Exercise. This is what is says, “Exercise prevents cancer.” “Exercise prevents heart attacks and heart disease.” “Exercise improves lymphatic flow.” “Exercise lowers stress.” “Exercise promotes weight loss and decreases appetite.” “Exercise may help prevent diabetes and help control blood sugar in diabetics.” “Exercise increases perspiration.” “Exercise slows down the aging process.” “Exercise builds strong bones.” “Exercise improves your digestion and promotes frequent bowel movements.” “Exercise gives you restful sleep.” “Exercise helps prevent colds and flu.” “Exercise reduces depression.” “Exercise improves memory retention and reaction time.” “Exercise slows Alzheimer’s disease and may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.” “Exercise increases lung capacity.” “Exercise alleviates pain.” And lastly, “Exercise increases your energy level.”
The Bible says in I Timothy 4:8 “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”
If you look at this long list of benefits, and then realize that this is considered little compared to godliness…. just imagine the long list of the benefits of godliness!