Learn about the 5 key areas of health that every Christian mom should have: Physical, Nutritional, Emotional, Intellectual/Social and  Spiritual and how these 5 dimensions, when balanced, can improve your overall health.


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Just like we do with our money and tithing, the same goes for our health. 

What always comes first? God. 

God comes first when we are talking about health. It’s not all about the exercise, the nutrition, the mindset and emotions. God always comes first.

Without Him, everything else falls apart.

Have you ever put God into the health equation before? 

If you are trying to lose weight, what do most people tell you to do? Even though your friends are not personal trainers or certified nutritionists, we still seek counsel from our friends and sometimes even our co-workers. But what do they always tell you?

Eat less calories, work out more, choose healthy meals, avoid sugar, join a gym, get a personal trainer. Those are all great words of wisdom. But how often do you hear someone tell you to seek God’s counsel? 

Not often.

But today, that’s what I’m going to tell you.

Seek God’s counsel when it comes to your health.

5 Key Areas Of Wellness For Christian Women

The Bible says in Psalm 73:24, “With Your counsel You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory.

He knows what we need to live a healthy life. He provides the foods that are nourishing to your bones. He encourages us to walk on our feet and stand firm (not lay on the couch and be limp like a noodle). If you happen to find a scripture verse in the Bible that advises me to binge watch Netflix for 4 hours straight, let me know. 

As far as I know, that’s not what God has planned for our lives.

He wants us to move, He wants us to thrive, He wants us to be filled with joy and energy.

Psalm 1:1-3 states,”BLESSED is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Since this is what the Word says, why don’t we easily do it? Because it’s hard. We can’t do it alone. We need God to help us along the way. He is the missing part of the equation when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. 

5 Key Areas Of Health

Once we have God as our first point of contact, we are off to a great start.

Health in my opinion should not be overlooked as part of our faith walk. If anything, our health is what leads to success in all other areas of life because we are being obedient to take care of our “temple” which houses the Holy Spirit. 

To me, the 5 areas of health that I feel God wants us to prosper in are: 






1. Physical

Our bodies were made to move. Everything related to the design of our bones, the flow of our arteries and the connection made to our brains….it was all designed for movement.

Our society, however, has increasingly adopted a sedentary lifestyle, a sitting lifestyle, a convenient lifestyle.

But this does not benefit our bodies one bit. We need to find the time, and we need to put in the extra effort to exercise our bodies. This is not an option, it’s a requirement.

By taking care of your body physically, it’s as if you are thanking the Lord for what He gave you.

Why would we want to ever damage something so precious that HE, and only He has provided for us?

It’s the one true tangible gift that God provided for us – evidence of His supernatural creation.

Our body is the one and only body in the whole world. We are one-of-a-kind.

What are you going to do with this one-of-a-kind gift that God gave you?

Are you going to maintain its quality, improve it or let it become unrecognizable?

We need to physically take care of our bodies so that our body can be honoring to the Lord.

2. Nutritional

Nourishing our bodies is nourishment to our soul. Without proper nutrition, without the richness that comes from vitamins and minerals, our bodies cannot function.

God provided the good food that is here on this Earth, and He knew exactly what we needed to live well.

He orchestrated our human functions to function on healthy food, on proper nutrition and on water.

We all know what happens when we, as humans, alter the makeup of natural foods – there are side effects, consequences and problems that arise, such as obesity or diabetes.

But God knew what was best. He knew that the foods that He provides for us are what our bodies need to thrive.

Thank you, God, for providing such good food for us to eat! Amen to that!  

3. Emotional

Oh, how I always seek Him in times of emotional distress.

He is THE ONE, the one we all run to when we have a roller coaster soaring through our brains.

We all have those moments, those days, those months and sometimes even those years when our emotional health is living on the rocks.

We can’t let this area of our health slip away. God, however, will be there for us when we struggle. He is our ultimate Healer and Counselor.

Even if we have all the other areas of our health in check, if our emotional health is not up to par, the rest of our life seems to follow its lead, going down in the dirt.

4. Intellectual/Social

I’m a sucker for a good self-help book. Anything to help me become smarter, wiser and be more in-the-know is what I’m always seeking with my spare time.

Becoming more intellectually healthy is not something we often think about when it comes to our overall well being, but it is.

Just because we made it through high school and for some, went on for further education doesn’t mean we get a pass for the rest of our adult lives.

No, God designed our brains to be a complex organ, one that can always grow, learn and be capable of brilliant things.

When our minds are challenged, we automatically get the feeling of accomplishment.

We feel the urge to spread the good news, interact with others, share our successes and wins and encourage others to do the same. Along with intellectual health also comes social health.

God designed us to be social, in a variety of ways. Regardless of to what extent we classify ourselves as social, we are made for a purpose.

And I bet that purpose was for something that involves a bit of intelligence and a bit of socialization.

What purpose does God have for you? Whatever it is, keep feeding your mind and your heart with wiser people who can help you grow into fulfilling your purpose.

5. Spiritual

God fills us with His Spirit. We all know that. But do we listen? Are you listening to what God tells you?

Do you ignore it, do you deny it, are you fighting against what He says?

Let’s become spiritually healthy in this season of our lives and listen. Listen to what God is telling you.

Take 1 extra minute of your time to stop what you’re doing and listen to the spiritual voice that is speaking to you.

God has so much in store for us, so let’s make sure we make Him a priority in our health.

He is the one and only answer, so let’s give Him our full attention and act on His words and let Him guide us to the place He wants us to be. 


Did you know that your habits, your choices, whether you like it or not, have a huge influence on your children?

If you are not making the decision to be healthy for yourself, at least consider making the choice to be healthy for your children’s sake. Continue reading how your influence on your children is a never -ending blessing.

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*It is important to always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program and get medical clearance. Always warm up thoroughly and stretch after all workouts. LiveCoreStrong.com, Jena Bradley and Jena Bradley, LLC will be not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained while exercising at home, gym or elsewhere. Perform exercises at your own risk.

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