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Why Bible-Inspired Diets and Fitness Plans Are Catching On

posted on February 4, 2019

Vox’s Nadra Nittle writes about the rising popularity of faith-inspired diets and fitness plans, which have been enjoying extensive media coverage and support by celebrities. The Daniel plan, named after the Biblical prophet and developed in part by megachurch pastor Rick Warren, promises a healthier life in just 40 days. Nittle writes, “Warren found inspiration in the prophet Daniel, who subsisted on vegetables and water for two weeks instead of eating the forbidden foods presented to him by the Babylonian king’s court.” Churches are embracing wellness beyond faith-based diets and plans by integrating fitness facilities such as cycling ministries within their congregations.

Read at Vox