Go to the Christian Post to read the 10 reasons, which should apply to all priests, deacons, nuns, and all who work in ministry.
Related: Nerd Fitness posts stories of nerds (people who are into gaming, science fiction, etc..) who get into shape and level up their life. One of the stories involves a seminarian at Mundelein Seminary who lost 115 lbs.
"I’m originally from Odessa, TX, hometown to Permian football and Friday Night Lights (Steve’s note: great book, decent movie, INCREDIBLE TV show).
My journey began in the Summer of 2010 when I was studying Spanish in San Antonio, Texas. I had just gotten a physical the week before where my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and had high blood pressure. I was weighed in at a whopping 376-pounds and was extremely unhappy with where my life was going (many tears were shed over my physical wellbeing).
I was in the Spanish program with a few buddies of mine who had always been health conscious.
I asked for their help and we developed an exercise routine that involved swimming and the elliptical machine for an hour a day, six times a week. With their help and support, I stuck to that program for the rest of the summer."
Read the whole story and an interview with Ryan here.