Wellness

RELEVANT’s look at faith, health and wellness, presented by UHSM. New articles every Tuesday and Thursday!

Having Mental Health Issues Doesn’t Make You a Bad Christian

I find it hard to confess that I was emotionally wounded. Because you might question my…

How to Get Into the Best Mental Health Shape of Your Life

What if we viewed mental health like fitness, and approached how we shore up our…

Body Dysmorphia Is on the Rise Among Men

Our culture has slowly been getting a little better at talking about unrealistic body and…

Michelle Williams on Taking Time to Check in With Your Mental Health

Sometimes, the hardest part of maintaining a healthy mindset is taking the time to ask…

Dr. Caroline Leaf: ‘You Are Not Your Brain. You Control Your Brain.’

For most of us, our brain is an unknowable thing, and the landscape and pattern…

Morgan Harper Nichols and Jamie Grace on Using Creativity to Stay Mentally Healthy

Everyone’s mental health journey looks different. Talking with a therapist is some people’s version of…

Don’t Confuse Your Diet for a Fast

Diet plans like intermittent fasting have gained popularity within the last few years, as people…

Why Christians Should Have a Healthy Body Image

Two hundred years ago, back in the days when childbearing hips were in, I would…

We Don’t Know How to Rest

Being stuck inside for most of the last year and a half seems like it’d…

Yes, There Is a Spiritual Side to Having a Healthy Relationship With Food

Let’s face it. Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of stress in…

The Connection Between Faith and Health

If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies…

God’s Heart for People Struggling With Suicide

RELEVANT imagines what God would say to the suicidal.

The Spiritual Benefits to Physical Health

I ran my very first race a few years ago, and I haven’t been the…

Louie Giglio on How to Take Every Thought Captive

In talking to Louie Giglio, it’s easy to see why he’s built such a reputation…

Louie Giglio: How to Take Your Thoughts Captive

I’m a college drop out. Not because I’m not smart enough. But because when I…

Eating Our Way Through a Pandemic

We are living through one of the craziest times in history. This pandemic has cost…

Americans May Have Gained Around Two Pounds a Month During the Pandemic

Our bodies changed during quarantine. There’s nothing wrong with that. It was a wild time,…

10 Must-Do’s for Addicts to Get Free

The global pandemic has thrown gas on the fire of addiction. There was already a…

What My Anxiety Taught Me About God

“How do you live as a Christian when you struggle with anxiety?” She asked me,…

Do Our Bodies Matter to Our Spiritual Lives?

What do we do with the body? This isn’t a line from Dexter. It’s no…

5 Keys to Boost Your Mental Health During the 2020 Holidays

In a “normal” year, the holiday season is viewed by many as a joyful time…

COVID-19 and the Church: An Emergency Physician Reflects on 2020

In March, emergency physician Dr. Chris Zalesky wrote an article for RELEVANT about his perspective…

Beyond Fat and Thin

Whenever I work out at the YMCA, I am reminded of a great scene in…

What I Wish I Knew About My Body in My Twenties

I spent a good portion of my twenties focusing on my body and being critical…

You’ve Heard About Mental Health — Let’s Talk About Brain Health

You’ve heard about your brain so often — you’ve lived with it all your life…

Thanksgiving Is No Time to Obsess About Healthy Eating

As you’re planning your (safe, socially distanced) Thanksgiving feast this year, you might feel the…

Brittney Moses on How the Church Can Be a Solution in the Mental Health Crisis

For all the talk about mental health that has become extremely prevalent in 2020, the…

Lecrae’s Five Tips for Staying Holistically Healthy in Pandemic Season

Lecrae’s had an interesting quarantine, between releasing a new album, a deluxe version of that…

Angela Manuel Davis on How Physical Exercise Has Transformed Her Spiritual Life

Everyone has felt the sting of the pandemic in different ways, and one of the…

Getting In Shape Is Easier than You Think

Jason Boyett writes an article for RELEVANT about getting in shape—and how it’s much easier than we think much of the time.

Finding Freedom From Anorexia

At the time anorexia took hold of me, I fit the classic mold: Caucasian, middle…

‘Body Issues’ Are Spiritual, Too

My freshman year of college, I remember lying on the couch Skyping someone on my…

Why Don’t Churches Talk About Health?

How many sermons have you heard about fitness and health? Not many, I bet. But…

Our Bodies Are Important to God

Do you think your body matters? It could sound like a stretch, but how we…

Is Physical Health a Spiritual Issue?

“After we’re done here, we’re gonna hold a little Bible Study.” The man talking is…

Andy Mineo on How to Lose the COVID Fifteen

There are, unfortunately, a lot of ways to get unhealthy in the pandemic era. Many…

Why Healthcare Is a Christian Issue

As another election season approaches, healthcare has once again become a politicized topic in the…

Mental Health: A Christian Perspective

Mental health is big business in America today. From the kid next door on Ritalin…