“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20
It is early, and I’ve just been out for a walk. I know for health reasons it is good to walk, especially for bone density. Yet, many days pass and I realize I didn’t take time out for a walk–even around the block.
I was diagnosed with osteopenia a couple of years ago and given instructions to walk a lot and to take 50 mg of calcium twice a day. I do a better job of taking the calcium than walking, even though I understand doing so will keep me walking better in the future. My doctor says I need to be careful not to fall, as I could break a hip. If that were to happen, I’d be upset with myself for my random walking habits.
Walking stimulates bones growth to build more mass. Walking with Jesus stimulates spiritual growth. It’s a simple to do both at the same time either, through a good chat with God or listening to a Christian radio channel. If the music is strong and upbeat, you may even get a few more calories burned. In Proverbs, Solomon says we should not hang out with fools or our life will fall to pieces. I’m guessing when I don’t take care of my body, I’m the fool out walking by myself.
Lord, help me be less lazy and more focused on what is good for my health. Amen.