Jesus was a long-distance walker.
According to accounts in the Gospel, Jesus walked at least 3,000 miles during the three years of his earthly ministry alone.
Working as a carpenter was a strenuous job.
If Jesus followed Joseph in his profession as a carpenter, he would have had a very physically demanding job that would have required optimum cardiovascular fitness.
The Apostles were great walkers as well.
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And, as fishermen, they would have had to have been physically fit.
According to physiological studies, the job of a longshoreman -- which is the modern equivalent to the the job of fisherman -- is second only to the job of lumberjack in terms of energy expended.
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