This weekend is the official launch of my first book, Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.
This book is a review on the subject of Christian manliness and the courage needed to stand on the truth of Christ in the face of opposition, being a good steward of the truth and our physical bodies, and to shun the praise of society and the fleeting pleasure and comfort of living for fleshly desires.
My goal in authoring this book is to show that modern Christianity is fighting for relevance today from a position of weakness, and as such will fail in the future to be the societal pillar that it once was unless it recaptures the courageous and manly spirit of the “author and perfector of our faith” (Heb 12:2), Jesus Christ, who was both manly and courageous, and is the matchless example of manhood.
My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.
We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.
As this is my first book, I will gladly accept feedback. Please email me and let me know how I can improve, I’m sure there is much to learn. Favorable ratings on Amazon are very welcome as this helps me gain more readers and helps me in sharing this message. Thank you in advance.
I’ve just turned 40 this past December. Are you a man who has just turned 40 or already above 40? If yes, there are all kinds of health changes and challenges that you and I are likely to encounter.
Nevertheless, you can enjoy better health and good quality of life by actively managing your nutrition and exercise, but you likely need to enhance that with the help of quality organic supplements.
You should evaluate everything from the way you eat to the way you sleep. When men near the age of 40, they should begin to seek quality sources of supplemental vitamins and natural energy boosters. No, I’m not talking about those energy drinks from the gas station. Supplements for guys over 40 are designed to keep them energized and provide support for critical body functions as they approach middle age.
There are many supplement types and brands, but it is challenging to know which ones are right for you and if they are made of quality organic ingredients.
When considering herbal supplements, it usually is advisable to choose “extracts” rather than just the powdered herb, because the herb itself often has the active phytochemicals in concentrations too low to provide the desired result. Powdered extracts (nutraceuticals) have the active components concentrated in higher percentages, usually more effective.
Below are examples of multivitamin/mineral supplements formulated to strike a balance of safety and therapeutic value for long-term supplementation in men over 40.
MOA and Rejuvenix are supplements that I use, and I am also a distributor if you are interested in trying them out yourself.
As a man above 40, MOA is that supplement that would give you a good overall supplement to face the day’s activities. It is a dense micronutrient replacement. You can take it along with you in your briefcase, purse, backpack, or gym bag due to the convenient single use low environmental impact packaging, and you can take it any place and whenever you want. It a metabolic kickstart to your day.
MOA is a proprietary, nutrient-rich combo of 36 superfoods and superfruits blended in a synergistic low-glycemic formula that helps support exceptional health benefits for anyone, but especially for men who are over 40 years of age.
Exploiting the superpower of superfoods and superfruits, MOA consists of a unique mushroom complex that helps support healthy immune function in men who are 40 and above. This premium formula also includes Bergavit (Bergamot Extract), an innovative nutraceutical extract that helps support cardiovascular and metabolic well-being. It is expertly formulated with BioPerine for greater bioavailability of these meticulously selected ingredients.
When used regularly, MOA helps minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and supports healthy digestion, strong cellular defenses, and immune function in men who are above 40.
Qualities of MOA
MOA’s formula is unlike any other, with 36 of the most potent ingredients in the world. Packed with purees, extracts and natural juices, it is by far the most unique superfood blend on the market today and is exceptionally low in sugars, which is healthy for men over 40.
MOA has the purest and most nutritionally dense ingredients free of allergens, gluten and dairy, with nothing artificial which is just perfect for men above 40.
Men over 40 can enjoy MOA anytime, anywhere, making it easy to consume and easy to share!
STRONG WELLNESS DEFENCE
When used regularly, MOA helps the body of men over 40 to minimize oxidative damage from free radicals and helps healthy digestion, robust cellular defenses and immune function.
BOOST YOUR LIFESTYLE
Pack a Go Pouch in your work bag, grab one to combat afternoon energy lapses, and take it to the gym for a nutritious post-workout snack. Specially formulated to support your health and busy lifestyle, this proprietary blend is your superhero superfood on the go.
THE GENERAL BENEFIT OF MOA
Powerful, antioxidant-rich superfoods and superfruits
Ingredients rich in antioxidants, dense in nutrients and low glycemic index
Helps reduce oxidative damage from free radicals
Mycofusion’s proprietary culture process enhances immune-boosting capabilities.
Increases metabolism and energy
Contains Bergavit to support cardiovascular health
Contains BioPerine for increased bioavailability
Superfoods Found in MOA
For many years, mushrooms have been used to produce the health benefits of immunity, longevity, and energy. MOA’s superstar ingredient list contains a revitalizing mushroom complex, including golden maitake nigella seeds, ounce for ounce more valuable than gold, and a clinical dose of bergamot, which works together to boost the immune system body of men above 40 and to give them that superhero strength. By a mixture of exotic ingredients from around the world, MOA offers the best of what Mother Nature has to offer; all delivered right to your door. Many of the healthful superfoods found in MOA have been used by ancient civilizations for centuries in cultures that value longevity and well-being.
SLENDERIIZ is the only healthy, natural weight management supplement of its kind that shows better results than diet and exercise alone. To help accelerate weight loss by maintaining adequate nutrition levels, SLENDERIIZ scientifically advanced supplements help control appetite and stimulate metabolism to maximize efforts in older men. Men over 40 should use SLENDERIIZ supplements to help them achieve their weight loss and planned nutrition goals. Slenderiix uses a specific formula designed to promote the release of visceral fat and subcutaneous fat: fat deposits located under the skin. Designed to control hunger and appetite, help control weight, and support digestive health, these little drops are also formulated to help the body’s stamina and endurance in older men. Also, its a hormone-free and pharmacopeial approved product.
QUALITIES OF SLENDERIIZ
The SLENDERIIZ supplement is a simple and effective supplement for successful fat reduction that promotes weight loss for men over 40.
SLENDERIIZ is an entirely natural gluten-free line of products with revolutionary drops that help control hunger, increase energy and stimulate metabolism.
Thousands of people around the world have achieved success with SLENDERIIZ. The powerful drops work in synergy with nourishing and stimulating shakes to help maintain lean muscle mass and highlight your inner beauty.
REJUVENIIX provides natural energy without jitters in the body of men over 40. With a counteractant blend of green coffee bean extract, L-theanine, and a superfruit complex of acai berry, mangosteen, goji berry, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni, and sea buckthorn, REJUVENIIX naturally refines concentration, elevates health status encouragement, promotes energy and improves mental alertness of men who are 40 years of age and above.
BENEFITS OF REJUVENIIX:
It naturally improves concentration, elevates mood, promotes energy, and improves mental alertness in men who are over 40
Natural energy without nervousness.
Green coffee bean extract, L-theanine and a superfruit complex of acai berry, goji berry, mangosteen, maqui berry, Hawaiian noni and sea buckthorn are all good for men over 40.
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What truth are we choosing to stand firm on? For what cause do we pour out our service and precious time?
I’ve started a new adventure and I’m about 12,000 words in. This will be my first book, and like any first thing I’m sure I’ll learn a lot while doing it. Then I’ll learn how to do it better later.
I’ve had some assistance along the way. I started with an idea and an inspirational source, then I had a professional writer help me get started with organizing my thoughts in words and placement. Then I took it from there.
I found a graphics design resource to build out the book cover and they did a fantastic job putting my articulated words into a visual eye catcher.
I’m currently having a couple more men review the current version of the book to give feedback. Of course, I’ve already had my dad review it and have incorporated some of that feedback. I’ll add a bit more too I’m sure. I haven’t even breached Ephesians 6 yet, but it will come as the Spirit moves the words around my mind and heart.
I thought today would be an appropriate time to share a small excerpt from the book as it is so pertinent for us as Christians to stand firm. Yet, we must understand upon whom we are Standing Firm and for what cause.
Our savior was courageous, and we too must be courageous if we are going to follow the example of Jesus. To be sure we will never be perfect as Jesus was. Yet, it is incumbent upon us to give it all we have and ask God to help us to have enough.
Where is the courage of our forefathers in the faith? Are we going to play the man or wilt like daffodils in the heat? It is as designed that we must have courage to endure ridicule and to lose the praise of man. For even our Lord was worshipped on the day He entered Jerusalem, only to be crucified on the next Friday! But for man, the first battle to be won is with his own flesh. The struggles of every man born into a fallen world. Here is where we start and here is where we find ourselves at mortal death.
For men, the first key component in this struggle is the truth. The truth that is Jesus and a Christian worldview. Jeremiah 7:28 says, “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.” The knowledge, proper teaching and acceptance of Truth has perished. This is the sad result when men lose their courage, when a man is not manful. Facing and believing the truth is one of the most important trials for man in this fallen world. It is crucial to be an objective observer of what is, rather than what you wish it were. A real man calls it like it is and refuses to look away from actual reality. The most important truth is that of the God of the universe who created all things, came as a man to take on our sin, and then hung on a cross for it, rising from the dead three days later. In so doing, He destroyed death, and now we await His return when He will not come humbly, but in blazing glory with His powerful angels to bring judgment on the earth and gather up His Church.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUPPLEMENTS FOR MEN OVER 40 As men become more educated about their health and more in tune with their bodies’ needs, many strive to be proactive with their bodies. Men need to know that health can fade and it is good to understand how essential it is to take preventive measures to shield long-term well-being.
For men, one of the most critical times in terms of staying healthy and active is the middle-age years. This is where many health problems begin, and the effects of unhealthy habits finally emerge. Therefore, around age 40 is an excellent time to record your baselines and make sure that you are assisting your physical and emotional well-being both spiritually and nutritionally.
This strategic intervention encompasses smart lifestyle choices, but it can also include nutritional supplements to add energy, assist in weight loss and improving health balance. The best supplements for 40+ men should not only benefit their current needs but also help safeguard their future.
For men 40 years of age and older, if you are looking to support your health, increase your energy levels, improve your mood and mental alertness, and even improve the symptoms of your chronic health condition, getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals every day is vital. If you are just starting to think about taking dietary supplements, many multivitamins provide a full dose of what your body needs. But not all supplements are created equal. Make sure you research the source of those supplements and the manufacturing process.
While your nutritional regimen and exercise are the best way to get the body in shape and lose weight, supplements can be a good way to fill in the gaps. Supplements can help with muscle growth and recovery while improving overall health and well-being. In short, supplements are valuable additions to your healthy lifestyle.
According to health researchers, the body of men in their 40s needs additional essential minerals and vitamins to perform daily functions. They assist your body function in almost every aspect. Without them, your digestive system would not work correctly, your heart would not beat efficiently, and your bones would break more easily. In short, they are truly miraculous! And as we age our bodies need an extra boost.
Ideally, you could get nutrients from the food you eat. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be challenging to obtain, partly due to availability, cost, and low potency of vitamins in the current supply of fresh food. Secondarily, many fruits are remarkably high in sugar. Even with the benefit of added fiber, the sugar content in fruit can be too high for some.
Fortunately, supplementation comes to the rescue, especially when it comes to fitness and exercise. While I am not a licensed nutritionist, based on my research, I recommend that you first focus on getting adequate proteins, carbohydrates, and fats (called macronutrients) as well as vitamins and minerals (also called micronutrients) recommended for your age group and gender.
As mentioned, your first path of action should be a healthy diet. You should always eat clean and colorful foods.
Health researchers recommend eating: ● Fruits ● Vegetables ● Unsaturated fats ● Whole Grains ● Good Protein
At the same time, men over 40 need to limit: ● Very refined grains ● Eating saturated and trans fats. ● Sugar
The Best Supplements for men over 40 according to some studies: ● Vitamin D ● Vitamin B12 ● Vitamin B3 ● Vitamin B6 ● Vitamin E ● Vitamin A ● Vitamin C ● Omega-3 Fatty Acids ● Vitamin B2 ● Vitamin B9 (or Folic Acid)
Pre-workout supplements for men 40+ can include creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and nitrates, which may help improve strength and burn fat and keep you feeling energized. Just make sure to consult you doctor.
Health researchers explain that many men in their 40s who eat well may still be at risk of being deficient in a particular vitamin, which leads to the need for dietary supplements. In fact, in the world at large, many men in their 40s are deficient in calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E, even when they eat well.
A good example: men who live in cloudy environments tend not to get enough sunlight, leading to a vitamin D deficiency, according to health researchers.
Extensive research also claims that 40-year-old men living with dietary restrictions or health conditions such as Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, which inhibit proper nutrient absorption, may also need supplements.
Many researchers advise men in their 40s to choose supplements that provide a complete once daily multivitamin. Also, supplements that would provide antioxidant support and promote cellular and eye health.
Conclusion Ultimately, the most important thing men can do is pay attention to their health. It is a known fact that men, especially men over 40, are less likely to seek medical assistance to monitor their health.
For this reason, men must avoid being flippant about their own physical and nutritional needs. In short, don’t assume it will be fine! If you feel unwell, see a doctor.
Above all, be sure to eat clean, sleep well, manage stress, and prioritize consistent physical activity and occasional high intensity workouts. All these actions will ensure that you stay healthy while achieving sustainable fitness gains.
Disclaimer: I am not a physician or nutritionist. I have only done my own research. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist as needed.
How to stick to your exercise routine during the holiday season.
The holiday season is one of the most challenging times to stay motivated to be healthy and keep fit. Holidays have a high tendency to cause quite a bit of disruption to our everyday exercise routines and staying motivated to get into the gym can be a little more difficult.
So why is it so difficult to stay motivated on vacation?
Well, during the holiday season it is much easier to find excuses, the food is tastier, and it is a hectic time of year. Between work, family, planning, and parties finding time for a gym session can be next to impossible. With the wintry weather and delicious food, many of us are tempted to spend our free time lying by the fire on a full stomach and chilling out with loved ones instead of going to the gym for a sweat session. The problem is that even if we enjoyed it at that time, we would soon regret it when the holidays are over.
Below are nine tips to help you stick to your workout routine during holidays
1. Plan Ahead
During busy vacation weeks (especially those that involve travel), look ahead and plan when and where you can get some exercise. Find out where you will work out, if it would be at a relative’s home, outdoors or in a hotel gym. That way, you can prepare yourself for what workout gear may or may not be available to you (and what equipment you may need to pack) and start the week with realistic expectations and the comfort of having a plan.
2. Schedule plans for your workouts
Studies have shown that planning your workouts increases the probability of completing them. To ensure that you workout, mark it in your phonebook or calendar, alongside business meetings and family gatherings.
3.Get up and get to work
Whether you have an office party or just a million errands to run after work, there are plenty of holiday events and things to do that threaten to derail your afternoon or evening workouts. Stretching your body in the morning ensures exercise is ticked off your list before more demands of this busy season get in the way. It also helps set the tone for a productive, stress-free day.
4. Pre-Game (With a Sweat Session)
Before you start getting ready for that bad sweater party or family dinner, set aside 15 minutes for a quick high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you can do anywhere to get your heart rate and energy up. Pick five movements such as jump squats, jack squats, mountain climbers, and pushups and go through three rounds of them, working for 45 seconds and resting for 15 seconds. In addition to going to your festivities with that post-workout effect, you’ll also reap the benefits of a fast metabolism. Due to the high-intensity nature of HIIT, your body continues to work hard to recover for hours after you finish your workout.
5. Travel with your training equipment
When you’re about to hit the road during the holiday season, take some simple training tools with you so you can get a little exercise wherever your trip takes you. Try to travel as much as possible with two long resistance bands and three small ring bands of different resistances. With just these bands, you can do a full-body workout, even in a small hotel room.
6. Try a training app
Not sure what exercises to do when you’re in your grandmother’s basement or have more time than usual at the gym? Don’t let uncertainty get in your way. There are a whole lot of great exercise apps and training programs online that can give you an expert workout program at the tip of your finger. Many platforms offer plenty of equipment-free workouts, too, so you can squeeze in good training anytime, anywhere, without having to overthink. Of course, I recommend the Flesh Tamers Fitness app.
7. Keep it fast
On days when a 45- or 60-minute workout could seem impossible, do a short-time exercise where you can sweat quickly for 15-20 minutes. There are a whole lot of benefits you can reap from a focused 20-minute workout. Plus, it’ll keep you consistent so you can get back to your usual routine when the holiday is over.
8. Make moving(walking) a habit
Time spent with family on vacation often involves a lot of food and treats, and perhaps less exercise than usual. Get the whole family to do some training (formal or informal). If you don’t have a kid (or dog) to take for a walk, you can get the whole family moving by signing up for a charity walk or turkey trot or reindeer Trot.
9. Make a Playlist to Get Yourself into the Workout Mind-Set
If your scheduled workout time is making you weary, put on one of your favorite songs to help you shift gears and motivate you to exercise. Once your energy and motivation increase, get to it.