I really don’t like to exercise. Is it really necessary?
Absolutely! Our fitness level is important. It is a major indicator of our mortality. Most of us have heard the statement, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” It’s true! Muscle starts to atrophy (lose strength, deteriorate) within the first 48 hours of rest. Our muscular strength is necessary, not only to maintain our fitness level, but to support our skeletal system and internal organs. Increasing muscle (even just toning) increases your metabolism. This is especially important if you want to lose weight. Regular exercise is an important part of living a healthful, fit, well rounded life.
1 Timothy 4:8 NKJ “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”