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Jumping jacks, push-ups, and lunges? This ‘Book of Mormon workout’ challenge is sure to keep you awake during scripture study

by | May 20, 2021

Need to get both your scripture reading and your workout in for the day, but are struggling with knowing which one to start first? The Church has a creative idea to help you combine the two—try a “Book of Mormon workout.”

A new article on ChurchofJesusChrist.org discusses the benefits of taking care of your spiritual and physical well-being. It lists increased faith, ability to receive revelation, and testimony as results of spiritual fitness and increased overall health, stress management, and strength as outcomes of physical fitness.

How can you get the best of both worlds, you might be asking? Read a chapter of the Book of Mormon and mark how many times a certain phrased is used. When you come across sayings like “And it came to pass” or “Verily, verily,” mark it on Newsroom’s “Book of Mormon Workout” chart and do a physical activity associated with it—the article suggests 10 sit-ups for each “And it came to pass” and 10 push-ups for every “Verily, verily.”

The list doesn’t stop there, though. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, planks, burpees, mountain climbers, and calf raises are all part of the potential moves associated with this Book of Mormon challenge.

Although the moves might sound a bit daunting, the article encourages participants to start at their own level and remember, as the For the Strength Youth pamphlet states, that “your body is a temple” and “you will be blessed as you care for your body.” So, whether you’re looking to mix up your personal study or are wanting try a new activity with the youth in your ward, this workout might be just the thing for you.

And one thing’s for certain—with this challenge, the days of falling asleep during scripture study are over.

See the Book of Mormon Workout chart at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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