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.


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.