Healthful Living


Conditions Conducive to Health and Vigor

The Bible

178. The Bible is a leaf from the tree of life, and by eating it, by receiving it into our minds, we shall grow strong to do the will of God.—The Review and Herald, May 4, 1897. HL 45.5


179. Neither are they willing to wait the slow process of nature to build up the overtaxed energies of the system.—How to Live 3:60. HL 46.1

180. Useful employment would bring into exercise the enfeebled muscles, enliven the stagnant blood, and the entire system would be invigorated to overcome bad conditions.—The Health Reformer, January 1, 1871. HL 46.2

181. If physical exercise were combined with mental exertion, the blood would be quickened in its circulation, the action of the heart would be more perfect, impure matter would be thrown off, and new life and vigor would be experienced in every part of the body.—Testimonies for the Church 3:490. HL 46.3

182. If invalids would recover health, they should not discontinue physical exercise.... There will be increased vitality, which is so necessary to health.—Testimonies for the Church 2:529. HL 46.4

Pure Air

183. They are deprived in a great measure of air, which will invigorate them and give them energy and vitality.—Testimonies for the Church 2:533. HL 46.5

184. Fresh air is the free blessing of Heaven, calculated to electrify the whole system.—Testimonies for the Church 1:701. HL 46.6


185. Nature will restore their vigor and strength in their sleeping hours, if her laws are not violated.—A Solemn Appeal, 62. HL 46.7


186. Bathing helps the bowels, stomach, and liver, giving energy and new life to each.—Testimonies for the Church 3:70. HL 46.8

Influence of the Mind

187. The latter class do not exercise the mind; their muscles are exercised while their brains are robbed of intellectual strength; just as the minds of thinking men are worked while their bodies are robbed of strength and vigor by their neglect to exercise the muscles. Those who are content to devote their lives to physical labor, and leave others to do the thinking for them, while they simply carry out what other brains have planned, will have strength of muscle, but feeble intellects. This class fall more readily if attacked by disease, because the system is not vitalized by the electrical force of the brain to resist disease.—Testimonies for the Church 3:157. HL 47.1

188. Bring to your aid the power of the will, which will resist cold, and will give energy to the nervous system.—Testimonies for the Church 2:533. HL 47.2