“The power of exercise, both to preserve and restore health, is greater than can well be conceived…"
John Wesley, Primitive Physic 1798
“Health lasts a Lifetime. By honoring our stewardship responsibility to this wonderful, God-given creation that we are and by protecting our body, mind and spirit, we renew the gift of life. Our health is our connection…our connection is our Church…our Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Center for Health – UMC General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits.
GOAL: To get everyone in our congregations up and moving to meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (60 for children) at least 5 days/week. Those who enjoy physical activity and have integrated it into their daily schedules are challenged to mentor someone who is not physically active as a great way to “Love your neighbor as yourself”.
HOW: Use a wholistic walking/physical activity programs from the list below or create your own. If you do create your own program and would like to share it with the rest of the conference please send it to AbundantHealth@wpaumc.org.
Try These Programs:
- Walk to Zimbabwe (50 days)
- Walk to Bethlehem/Jerusalem (12 weeks), $35
- Wholistic Holiday Wellness (8 weeks)
- Walk to Columbia
- Challenge Yourself - Change the World (12 weeks), Walking Log, $40
- Walking Through Advent (4 weeks)
- Follow the Road to Emmaus (8 weeks)