The “Battle of The Bulge!”

February 10, 2015 by  
Filed under A Monday AM BLOG

How many pulpits in America would be vacated if Pastors were required to mount the scales before they mounted the pulpit?

Recent research reveals that obesity among Pastors is greater than obesity among the overall population. The church does not tolerate the sins of gossip, greed, or false witness. They should not tolerate obesity due to the intemperate and undisciplined consumption of food and a lack of discipline in exercise and physical fitness. Failure in these areas reflects poorly on the message of the Gospel.

According to Pulpit & Pew, an interdenominational research project on pastoral leadership, clergy work was considered one of the healthier professions in the past, just below teachers in terms of low mortality rates.

Follow the link to a color map of the USA showing the Obesity rates by State.

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/prevalence-maps.html

However, recent data has found the obesity rate in clergy members has climbed to 30 percent.

One of every three American adults is obese

By 2015, 75% of adults will be overweight; 41% will be obese

Google BMI = Body Mass Index. Find out how you are doing in the “Battle of the Bulge!”

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