Healthful Living


How Improved


779. The more we exercise, the better will be the circulation of the blood....Those who accustom themselves to proper exercise in the open air. will generally have a good and vigorous circulation.—Testimonies for the Church 2:525. HL 186.1

780. Brisk, yet not violent, exercise in the open air, with cheerfulness of spirits, will promote the circulation, giving a healthy glow to the skin, and sending the blood, vitalized by the pure air, to the extremities.—Testimonies for the Church 2:530. HL 186.2

781. There is no exercise that can take the place of walking. By it the circulation of the blood is greatly improved.—Testimonies for the Church 3:78. HL 186.3

782. Physical labor, a diversion from mental, will draw the blood from the brain.... The circulation of the blood will be better equalized.—Testimonies for the Church 2:569. HL 186.4

Fresh Air

783. In order to have good blood, we must breathe well.—The Health Reformer, November 1, 1871. HL 186.5

784. The influence of pure, fresh air is to cause the blood to circulate healthfully through the system.—Testimonies for the Church 1:702. HL 186.6

785. The chief if not the only reason why many become invalids, is that the blood does not circulate freely, and the changes in the vital fluid which are necessary to life and health do not take place. They have not given their bodies exercise nor their lungs food, which is pure, fresh air; therefore it is impossible for the blood to be vitalized, and it pursues its course sluggishly through the system.—Testimonies for the Church 2:525. HL 186.7

Water Drinking

786. Pure water to drink and fresh air to breathe invigorate the vital organs, purify the blood, and help nature in her task of overcoming the bad conditions of the system.—How to Live 4:55. HL 187.1

787. Water is the best liquid possible to cleanse the tissues.—The Review and Herald, July 29, 1884. HL 187.2


788. To secure a good circulation of the current of human life, all parts of the body must be suitably clad.—The Health Reformer, April 1, 1872. HL 187.3


789. Bathing frees the skin from the accumulation of impurities which are constantly collecting, and keeps the skin moist and supple, thereby increasing and equalizing the circulation.—Testimonies for the Church 3:70. HL 187.4

790. A bath, properly taken, fortifies against cold, because the circulation is improved, ... for the blood is brought to the surface, and a more easy and regular flow of the blood through all the blood-vessels is obtained.—Testimonies for the Church 3:71. HL 187.5