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Saturday Morning Drill: Jump Rope It

Jumping rope is such a versatile exercise because it can be done anywhere, any time, literally using just a piece of rope. It’s also extremely effective and can burn upwards of 730 calories an hour depending on your weight and intensity level, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The best part? You feel hardcore jump roping and it’s fun! It’s an activity for kids and adults, no matter what your experience or fitness level may be.

In this full body workout we use nothing but a jump rope to scorch calories and tone your muscles. Complete the circuit once all the way through, take a three minute break and then repeat it all over again once and even twice for more of a challenge.

If you don’t have a jump rope, just complete the moves as described holding an “imaginary” jump rope. Let’s get started!

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Southern Baptist Leader Claims Good Christians Don’t Do Yoga

There’s nothing better than the spiritual connection one makes with the body and mind during a yoga session. Well, maybe getting into heaven.

Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler is asking for Christians everywhere to avoid yoga because of its spiritual attachments and Eastern roots, which he claims isn’t the pathway to God.

If you have ever tried to tell a yogi that yoga is just strengthening and stretching the body, you were most likely met with gushing about the spirituality and mind-body connection of it all- but not one word mentioned about religion. Yoga is, in fact, derived from Eastern religions, but does that mean it’s “un-Christian”?

Mohler said he objects to “the idea that the body is a vehicle for reaching consciousness with the divine….That’s just not Christianity.” (more…)