By Rebecca Arguelles
National Police Week is May 9-15. Faith & Fitness Magazine celebrates the physical and spiritual leadership of those who serve by recognizing Sergeant Rebecca Arguelles of Chicago. Her life shows how all of us can take the gifts of compassion and personal wellness to positively impact the lives of others.
By Marisa Shadrick
The New Year’s Resolution has passed and the euphoric buzz is gone. In fact many of those new faces at the gym are gone too. Truth be told you have found your interest in keeping fit has also waned. About now you’re wondering if you are about to hit the wall and run smack into the end of another good intentioned effort to get fit. Marisa Shadrick has advice that will encourage your spirit and help you to jump over your greatest challenges. This article includes a free printable 90-day Tracking Sheet to help you maintain success.
By Barb Raveling

It’s easy to think that winter weight gain is inevitable. Yet, the Bible is clear - Changing the way you think will change the way you act. Discover how to transform your beliefs by applying tips that will lead you to new truths and a way to avoid the needless and unhealthy weight this year.
By Marisa Shadrick

Women, your exercise routine can lose its allure and intended benefits without periodic change. Before you know it, good exercise intentions are sacrificed on the altar of boredom. Discover the advantages of doing diverse physical activity in the office, gym, outdoors and home. You won’t add more to your schedule you’ll enjoy new ways of doing your daily activities. Includes links to key CDC fitness tools.
By Michele Howe
Do you ever “get up on the wrong side of the bed”? Being moody has many physiological reasons like stress, hormones and lack of sleep. Learn ways to be proactive, get more rest and make a big impact on key areas of your life.
By Marisa Shadrick, Women’s Interest Department Editor
Looking for an alternative to the sweaty gym workouth? Tai Chi is a gentle and fluid fitness art form that provides low impact training with great health benefits. Get introduced to this well established form of exercise, view video demonstrations and learn how you can use it to draw closer to God.
By Danna Demetre, RN
"The day you pushed a wheelbarrow full of fat out on stage to illustrate the 67 pounds you had lost, I cheered for you. When you gained the weight back, I was sad. Oprah, I encourage you to try something new." Author, Danna Demetre shares an open letter to offer the role faith can play in long-term weight management.
By Michelle Spadafora, Founder, Faithful Workouts
If you look toward your workout time with dread instead of excitement, it’s time to make some changes. Discover how to put the fun factor in your exercise routine to enhance your overall day. A fun workout helps you to put your focus where it belongs – on God. Read and get a FREE Faithful Workouts DVD!
By Tanji Johnson

Fitness personality Tanji Johnson shares about staying positive during injury, “My body was in shock so I was not sure exactly what was injured. I knew, however, that I was in a very familiar place. I may have been a broken athlete but certainly not a broken spirit.”
By Karol Ladd

Yikes! How long must the world be presented with the image of the crazed lunatic mother that loves Jesus at the expense of all others? We say – ENOUGH! Take a look at these moms who live physically, emotionally, and spiritually the way God intends. They experience joy, peace and more --- and their families do too.

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