Have you fallen into your couch and you can’t get up? During the pandemic, many of us have struggled to exercise or take care of our bodies well.

On this episode of Better Together Facebook Live, host Barb Roose talks with Vicki Heath, who will share five easy and very practical ways to get moving again.

1. Decide to work out

Vicki encourages us to begin with doing any little thing, whether it’s taking a few moments to stretch, even on the couch or stand up while watching television. Vicki’s go-to tip: Put your workout clothes on when you wake up!

2. Avoid the “too’s”

If you’re out of the rhythm of working out and you want to get back into things, Vicki reminds us to avoid working out too much, too soon or too fast. It’s okay to move back into working out slowly and give your body a chance to adjust back into working out again.

3. Try something different

If you aren’t motivated to do what you normally do, this is a great opportunity to pull up YouTube and try a different kind of workout.

4. Focus on the benefit, not the pain

Vicki encourages us to focus on the emotional and physical benefits of working out as a motivation to put on our sneakers.

5. “Make Every Effort”  

Vicki reminds us that there are many places in the Bible that instruct us to “make every effort.” Our bodies were gifted to us by God and we need to make the effort to honor Him with our body.


About Our Guest Vicki Health…Vicki Heath is a certified fitness instruction and the National Director for First Place4 Health, a faith-based wellness ministry. She’s the author of multiple books and her passion is to help others find their way to whole person wellness. Vicki dances, jumps and sometimes limps her way as she leads exercise classes in her community. She strives to bring others into the Kingdom by her example by a radical but humble devoted follower of Christ. 

Links from today’s episode:

Body and Soul (check out for workouts!)


First Place 4 Health Resources: https://www.firstplaceforhealth.com/shop/my-place-for-fitness/

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Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.

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