Healthful Living



Proper Clothing

812. If you add clothing, let it be but little, and exercise, if possible, to regain the heat you need. If you positively cannot engage in active exercise, warm yourselves by the fire; but as soon as you are warm, lay off your extra clothing, and remove from the fire.—Testimonies for the Church 2:526. HL 191.5


813. If those who can, would engage in some active employment to take the mind from themselves, they would generally forget that they were chilly, and would not receive harm.—Testimonies for the Church 2:526. HL 192.1


814. Bathing frees the skin from the accumulation of impurities, which are constantly collecting, and keeps the skin moist and supple.—Testimonies for the Church 3:70. HL 192.2

815. Twice a week she should take a general bath, as cool as will be agreeable, a little cooler every time, until the skin is toned up.—Testimonies for the Church 1:702. HL 192.3

816. Upon rising in the morning, most persons would be benefited by taking a sponge bath, or, if more agreeable, a hand bath, with merely a wash-bowl of water; this will remove impurities from the skin.—How to Live 4:63. HL 192.4

817. Frequent bathing is very beneficial, especially at night just before retiring, or upon rising in the morning. It will take but a few moments to give the children a bath, and to rub them until their bodies are in a glow. This brings the blood to the surface, relieving the brain.—Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 141. HL 192.5

818. Bathe frequently in pure soft water, followed by gentle rubbing.—How to Live 3:54. HL 192.6