The chapter summaries and primary concepts outlined in this section help organize reading the book Every Body Matters, bring focus to conversations in the Every Body Matters Fitness Program and support reflection in your personal journaling. ACCESS ALL OF THE EVERY BODY MATTERS ONLINE RESOURCES.
By Miya Miles

Diet and exercise should be all you need to lose weight. Right? I tried and it wasn’t working. Then my doctor suggested something more drastic. With the risk of diabetes looming I had a tough decision to make and I wasn’t certain what choice was right. I was however confident of two things: I wanted to gain a healthier life and I knew God would guide me.

By Tim McComsey, Registered Dietitian and NASM certified personal trainer
We all eat, but our motives and the end results can be very different. Some people want to actually gain weight. For others, losing body fat and improving fitness and energy is the goal. Tim McComsey breaks down the science of eating to gain or lose with keys to achieve and foods that will help. Do you want to gain or lose?
Every Body Matters is the personal growth book by bestselling author Gary Thomas. It offers a fresh perspective on how physical fitness directly impact your spiritual growth. Every Body Matters ONLINE has been developed by Faith & Fitness Magazine to provide a variety of resources and the Every Body Matters Fitness Progarm for individuals and groups.
COMPANION MUSIC: The Every Body Matters Soulbyte Compilation brings together 15 specially selected music tracks to enjoy while you read the book and do the fitness program. Sample all 15 and get 2 free downloads exclusively here in Faith & Fitness Magazine.
Want to take your summer vacation to a new level of endurance and goal setting? Try a triathlon, one of 5 fitness adventures featured in our 2012 Summer Vacation Planning Guide. Explore all 5. Then, get outdoors and take your faith and fitness to new levels. This article includes an inspiring video.
A DIET AND FOOD RESOURCE: Get information, resources and access to nutrition professionals. You can contribute to this section and follow updates from the author’s wife.
This section offers helpful ideas on HOW TO use the Every Body Matters book and do the Every Body Matters Fitness Program with different people and needs.
By Jason Rhymer, Training Department Editor
TRAINING FOR AN OBSTACLE COURSE RACE Getting mud in my eyes (literally), helped me to see a completely new way to train and enjoy fitness. The Spartan Race is quite the adventure. I know because I did it along with my team – Team John 9. This article is loaded with videos.
By Brad Bloom
I about got run over. The electric shopping cart driven by the overweight woman was piled high with chips, soda and more unhealthy “food”. I wondered with a bit of a judgmental attitude what causes people to make certain choices. There in the candy isle I had a choice to make. You do too.

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