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Does Religion Have a Part in Fitness?

Does Religion Help You Stay Physically Fit?

To many people, working out is a religious experience. Instead of heading to a steeple or temple, the gym is their sacred place. And sometimes, the two become intertwined. Yoga, for instance, can be part of a spiritual ritual as well as a physical workout.

I recently had a discussion with a religious leader who said that she finds some of her most clear and powerful religious moments come to her when she is also on a physical high. She says her daily routine and relationship with God powers her through her workouts when she feels ready to give up. Does religion have a part in your gym routine?

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