Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, January 29, 2018
The Mysterious Interior World of Exercise
When we exercise, far-flung parts of our bodies apparently communicate with one another, thanks to tiny, particle-filled balloons that move purposefully through the bloodstream from one cell to another, carrying pressing biochemical messages, according to an important new study of the biology of exercise.
The study helps to clarify some of the body-wide health effects of working out and also underscores just how physiologically complex exercise is.
For some time, scientists have suspected that the body’s internal organs are as gossipy and socially entangled as any 8th-grade classroom. It is thought that, under the right conditions, fat cells chat with muscle cells, and muscle cells whisper to brain cells and everybody seems to want to be buddies with the liver.
These interactions are especially abundant during exercise, when continued movement demands intricate coordination of many different systems within the body, including those that create cellular energy.
(Read more of this article in the “Health” section of the New York Times on-line.)
Readings from Proverbs for Monday, January 29, 2018
Proverbs 12.1 – Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but those who hate to be rebuked are stupid.
I visited with our son last week. I admire the effort he is putting into learning a new skill for a change in careers. He is applying serious discipline to obtain knowledge that will be a major payoff in the future.
Discipline is doing what you may not want to do, so you can get what you have always wanted to get. Whether learning a new skill or spending time getting physically healthy, discipline is needed.
The greatest gift God has for us is a personal relationship with him. The discipline of a daily meeting with him is a well-spent expenditure of time and energy.
Prayers for Monday, January 29, 2018
Dear God, please help our efforts toward beneficial discipline habits.