By: Zach Dawes On numerous fronts, hunger and obesity are reaching alarming numbers, yet the relationship between malnourishment and obesity is complex. Here are 3 things your church can do to combat these trends.
By: Zach Dawes Food companies and restaurants spend millions each year on advertising their products to millions of viewers. Should churches place a greater emphasis on human health and the food we eat?
By: James Ellis Your body is a precious gift that you should honor God with by treating it with great care. That means getting adequate rest and sleep, committing to physical fitness and eating healthy.
If Christians really believe we are created in the image of God, then we need to address people's health – not just their souls. Maybe retiring sugar-laden donuts before our services is a good place to start.
Obesity isn't a laughing matter, an issue to be set aside with dismissive excuses that some folk like to eat fried food. And it's most dramatic in the South – home to nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of adult obesity.
Obesity is a real problem; more than 20 percent of preschoolers are obese or overweight. But the issue is complicated by deep disagreements rooted in conflicting ideologies and vested corporate interests.
Young adults who regularly attend religious services are more likely to become obese by middle age, says a recent study. Obesity is more than poor personal choices. It's a social justice issue and a spiritual matter.
More than 300,000 people die every year because of complications related to obesity. Muslim organizations in Illinois are leading several initiatives to promote physical fitness, healthy diet and exercise.