September 30, 2007
READ: Ephesians 3:14-21
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. —Ephesians 3:16
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During a picnic on a scorching day at a Wisconsin lake, Ole’s fiancée Bess said how much she would enjoy some ice cream. So the young Norwegian immigrant gladly made a 5-mile round-trip by rowboat to bring it to her. When he returned exhausted with a container of melted ice cream, Ole told himself there must be a better way. He put his mechanical mind to work, and a year later in 1907, Ole Evinrude field-tested his lightweight, detachable motor for small boats. He married Bess, and when the outboard motors went into commercial production, she wrote the advertising slogan: “Don’t Row! Throw the Oars Away!”
Ole Evinrude was not a lazy man, but he understood the limits of human power. Each day we employ machinery to accomplish the tasks of life. But we often stubbornly rely on ourselves when we’re trying to serve God. In Ephesians 3, the apostle Paul wrote of a better way: “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man” (v.16). Instead of self-effort, Paul urged believers to find strength in “Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (v.20).
Don’t row! Receive and use God’s power. —David C. McCasland—David C. McCasland-->
And if my heart and flesh are weakTo bear an untried pain,The bruised reed He will not break,But strengthen and sustain. —Whittier
We can do whatever God wants us to do if we depend on His power to do it.
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Proper 4-5 km per day, can reduce the suffering from gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer risk. 【- According to Beijing Youth Daily reports, sports physical and mental health benefits, and to the prevention of diseases, this is the consensus of physicians. So, what sport can do to control diseases? Hypertension
German sports medicine experts recommended that people engaged in walking, jogging, bicycling, roller-skating and swimming movements. The durability of these campaigns very effective in preventing hypertension. Note that the exercise not too big, because the body suddenly tension will increase blood pressure dramatically.
Researchers had been scheduled for a hybrid exercise, osteoporosis can be retarded women. With training at least twice a week, an hour each time. Specific decomposition: 20 minutes walking, running or aerobics movement; Then five minutes rope skipping, strength training and 40 minutes (13 different equipment), so that all the muscle groups temper.
Studies show that depression can jog, depressed patients happy hormone release. Specific methods for the movement: daily 30-minute interval training (jogging, walking, running), a few days after the patients will be much improved mood. A test showed that the United States accept higher aerobic training six months (half an hour a day) than patients who have obvious effects of medication. The reason is that sports let them feel happy, to overcome the depression.
The sexual dysfunction, experts asking them to daily jogging, biking, snow and strength of the practice (for example, stretching).
Arthritis and Backache
Before that people had less arthritis, it is now recognized that physical exercise can be an effective treatment of arthritis. Medical experts said: "articular cartilage is on liquid nutrient supply," and therefore should be targeted to back, shoulder, hip and knee pain and other medical patients do gymnastics. Swimming, biking and water sports are also beneficial gymnastics joint protection.
Durability sport can reduce the incidence of various types of cancer. Sports medicine researchers, hiking, swimming or jogging can enhance immune function in breast cancer patients. In addition, the movement can alleviate the fatigue after treatment. But the precondition is gradual, not too much exercise, three times a week, 30 minutes at a time.
Experts pointed out: proper daily from 4-5 km to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer, may also be able to inhibit gastric acid.
Tension and insomnia
There are two treatments: One is the long duration of less intense durability sports; The other is a fast ball, such as squash, it beneficial to reduce stress hormone in the blood. Walking 30 minutes before sleep, which is very effective, almost half of the patients with insomnia situation has clearly improved, but not too slow walking speed.
Long-term weight loss is necessary, but must also be complemented by the durability and strength of the campaign, which included walking on foot, riding bicycles. At least five times a week, this can consume many calories.
Experts pointed out that walking is the best medicine for amnesia. The elderly insist walk 3-5 times a week, every half-hour, will be significantly enhanced memory, I feel as young as 15 years old.
2007-09-28 Read more news, see World Journal.