By Willona Stallings, Raleigh News & Observer
I appreciated the Aug. 22 article about Ben Roberts, owner of Foundation Fitness in Greensboro, who traveled between Raleigh and Greensboro challenging employees to be physically active.
When working with different groups, Roberts stresses the simplicity of living a healthy, active lifestyle. Small changes during the work day such as taking the stairs, using a pedometer to track the number of steps taken and keeping hydrated can help boost energy levels and overall confidence.
At the N.C. Council of Churches, we believe that we honor our Maker by being good stewards of what has been given to us, including our physical bodies. Just as workplaces across the state are starting to take a serious look at their employees’ health, North Carolina’s faith community is growing increasingly concerned about the health of our clergy and congregants. Through Partners in Health and Wholeness, a new health initiative by the Council, congregations are partnering with public health organizations across the state to reduce the burden of death and disease caused by physical inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use.