Category Archives: Physical and Emotional Health

Nightly Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #21

Last Physical and Emotional Health Nightly Reminder:

Think over the day and write down (or type up) how you did on the seven following categories:

Nutrition

The Word of Wisdom

Sleep

Emotional Health

Exercising

Safety

General Care for Your Body


Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.

Physical and Emotional Health Closing Post

Congratulations! The Physical and Emotional Health segment has finished! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Repentance and the segment will last for three weeks, until September 13. I should warn that during that period I will be preparing to leave for college on September 9 (BYU-I 🙂 ) Everything should continue to work properly, but just a heads up. Also, sometime this segment I should be sending out a survey to get some feedback on FTSOA, so keep a look out for that.

Before you let this topic rest: ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.

To conclude this segment, here’s a final thought, quoted from The Sanctity of the Body by Susan W. Tanner:

“Our bodies are our temples. We are not less but more like Heavenly Father because we are embodied. I testify that we are His children, made in His image, with the potential to become like Him. Let us treat this divine gift of the body with great care. Someday, if we are worthy, we shall receive a perfected, glorious body—pure and clean like [a newborn child,] only inseparably bound to the spirit. And we shall shout for joy to receive this gift again for which we have longed. May we respect the sanctity of the body during mortality so that the Lord may sanctify and exalt it for eternity. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

~ George

Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #21 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“Your body is a temple, a gift from God. You will be blessed as you care for your body.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to take care of my body today and until August 23.


“The scriptures declare that the body is a temple. It was Jesus Himself who first compared His body to a temple (see John 2:21). Later Paul admonished the people of Corinth, a wicked city teeming with all manner of lasciviousness and indecency: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor. 3:16–17).

What would happen if we truly treated our bodies as temples? The result would be a dramatic increase in chastity, modesty, observance of the Word of Wisdom, and a similar decrease in the problems of pornography and abuse, for we would regard the body, like the temple, as a sacred sanctuary of the Spirit. Just as no unclean thing may enter the temple, we would be vigilant to keep impurity of any sort from entering the temple of our bodies.

Likewise, we would keep the outside of our bodily temples looking clean and beautiful to reflect the sacred and holy nature of what is inside, just as the Church does with its temples. We should dress and act in ways that reflect the sacred spirit inside us.” – The Sanctity of the Body by Susan W. Tanner

Links for more information:

Strategies to Help Prevent Disease (From Church website https://providentliving.lds.org/self-reliance/health/managing-personal-health?lang=eng)

  1. Avoid agents of disease by practicing good personal hygiene, drinking only clean water, cleansing and sanitizing laundry and living areas, minimizing close contact with infected persons, implementing good dental care, following cough and sneeze protocols, and wearing appropriate protective gear.
  2. Prepare the body to fight germs that cannot be avoided by obtaining recommended immunizations (vaccinations), as encouraged by the First Presidency.
  3. Make lifestyle choices that can build resistance to disease and help overcome illness by choosing good nutrition and diet, exercising regularly, getting adequate sleep and rest, practicing good dental hygiene, learning to lift heavy items correctly, and managing stress and anxiety.

Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

Nightly Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #20

Think over the day and write down (or type up) how you did on the seven following categories:

Nutrition

The Word of Wisdom

Sleep

Emotional Health

Exercising

Safety

General Care for Your Body


Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.

Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #20 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“Do not intentionally harm your body. Avoid dangerous activities that put your body at risk of serious injury.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to not intentionally harm my body today or until August 23 and to avoid dangerous activities that put me at risk of serious injury.


Doctrine and Covenants 89:4-9, part of the Word of Wisdom

“4 Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation—

” 5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him.

” 6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your own make.

“7 And, again, strong drinks are not for the belly, but for the washing of your bodies.

” 8 And again, tobacco is not for the body, neither for the belly, and is not good for man, but is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, to be used with judgment and skill.

” 9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.”

Links for more information:

Suicide: Some Things We Know, and Some We Do Not by M. Russell Ballard is just what the title says, describing some of the things we know and don’t know about suicide in relation to the plan of salvation and other things.

https://www.lds.org/callings/church-safety-and-health?lang=eng – The Church’s site on Safety, although it mostly applies to leaders planning activities.

https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Family_safety_with_technology – A different kind of safety, this church site has information about safety with technology.

Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

Nightly Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #19

Think over the day and write down (or type up) how you did on the seven following categories:

Nutrition

The Word of Wisdom

Sleep

Emotional Health

Exercising

Safety

General Care for Your Body


Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.

Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #19 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“Exercise regularly.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to exercise regularly until August 23.*

(I will point out that “weekly” is regularly if that is all you can do. Whatever you do, use this as an opportunity to get started.)


Doctrine and Covenants 89:18-20, the Promise of the Word of Wisdom

“18 And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones;

“19 And shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures;

“20 And shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint.”

Links for more information:

Walk for Your Life! by Steven G. Aldana. Above is the start of the article. The rest of the article continues on the benefits of walking, how to get started, and how to keep it interesting.

The Exercise and Fitness page of the church’s Provident Living website has links to several talks of related to the subject.

There are many many ways to exercise, and many many websites that have recommendations. I suggest you find something that matches what you want. For example, I like swimming and I’m using this website I found for workouts. I also got the Daily Workouts for more specific things, such as abs, and the Simply Yoga app because my swim coach recommended yoga. You could also do something unstructured. For instance, I go for a run every other day, somethings that doesn’t need anything but a good pair of shoes.

Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

Nightly Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #18

Think over the day and write down (or type up) how you did on the seven following categories:

Nutrition

The Word of Wisdom

Sleep

Emotional Health

Exercising

Safety

General Care for Your Body


Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.

Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #18 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“Your emotional health in also important and may affect your spiritual and physical well-being. Disappointment and occasional sadness are part of this mortal life. However, if you have prolonged feelings of sadness, hopelessness, anxiety, or depression, talk with your parents and your bishop and seek help.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to take care of my emotional health today and until August 23. I will also seek help if needed.


“Remember… we all have our own challenges to work out while passing the tests of mortality, and we probably often think ours are the most difficult. Recognize limitations; no one can do everything. When you have done the best you can, be satisfied and don’t look back and second-guess, wondering how you could have done more. Be at peace within yourselves. Rather than berate yourself for what you didn’t do, congratulate yourself for what you did… Remember, our Heavenly Father never expects more of us than we can do” – Be an Example of the Believers by M. Russell Ballard

Links for more information:

How to Be Happy by Marlin K. Jensen is about, well, how to be happy.

Like a Broken Vessel by Jeffrey R. Holland. In his talk, he speaks specifically to “those who suffer from some form of mental illness or emotional disorder, whether those afflictions be slight or severe, of brief duration or persistent over a lifetime.”

While there doesn’t seem to be a specific church website for emotional health, Googling “depression lds,” “anxiety lds,” or something similar can bring many useful links on the topic searched for. Also, feel free to look to prayer, the scriptures, your family, your home teachers, and your leaders for help concerning these topics.

Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.


Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

Nightly Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #17

Think over the day and write down (or type up) how you did on the seven following categories:

Nutrition

The Word of Wisdom

Sleep

Emotional Health

Exercising

Safety

General Care for Your Body


Disclaimer: Nothing in my posts should be considered medical advice, only suggestions. I am not a professional, nor do I claim that anyone I mention is a professional. Use at your own risk.