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.
“In the premortal realm we learned that the body was part of God’s great plan of happiness for us. As it states in the family proclamation: “Spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona, Oct. 2004, 49;Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102). In fact, we “shouted for joy” (Job 38:7) to be part of this plan.
“Why were we so excited? We understood eternal truths about our bodies. We knew that our bodies would be in the image of God. We knew that our bodies would house our spirits. We also understood that our bodies would be subject to pain, illness, disabilities, and temptation. But we were willing, even eager, to accept these challenges because we knew that only with spirit and element inseparably connected could we progress to become like our Heavenly Father and “receive a fulness of joy”” – The Sanctity of the Body by Susan W. Tanner
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Strategies to Help Prevent Disease (From Church website https://providentliving.lds.org/self-reliance/health/managing-personal-health?lang=eng)
- 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.
- Prepare the body to fight germs that cannot be avoided by obtaining recommended immunizations (vaccinations), as encouraged by the First Presidency.
- 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/