In the next week or two, I’m going to post a few statistics she includes in hopes that it will entice you to pick up a copy of your own. (She draws these statistics from recent research done by Ellison Research)
Physical Health of Pastors
- 71 percent of all ministers admitted to being overweight by an average of 32.1 pounds. One-third of all ministers were overweight by at least 25 pounds, including 15 percent who were overweight by 50 pounds or more.
- 50 percent get the recommended minimum amount of exercise (30 minutes per day, three times a week); 28 percent don’t exercise at all.
- 52 percent experience physical symptoms of stress at least once a week, and nearly one out of four experiences physical symptoms three or more times a week.
(Jackson includes other stats on pastoral physical health in her book).
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