A great article by Minister Hilde J. Seal in The NEWS, Oct. 24, regarding two aspects of life that is worthy to be addressed and to follow up on. Staying healthy is vital because if we do not adhere to it we usually have to face the consequences in the future. Physical exercise and what we eat or drink is important. In a “Word of Wisdom” address given 180 years ago, it was recommended not to drink any hot or cold drinks saturated with caffeine and the use of any tobacco products.
As to the spiritual fitness, which we know goes hand in hand with physical energy, it is recommended to exercise spiritual facets such as daily scripture study, have personal and family prayers and use the Sabbath as a day to worship our Father in Heaven. See “The benefits of physical and spiritual exercise,” by Lara M. van Huizen.
These recommendations are essential to a healthy way of life; however, it does not mean that those who are working on this consistently will have guaranteed health. We all know that it doesn’t work that way; however, we have built up a reserve system that will help each individual to better cope with health and spiritual setbacks. May I end as Minister Seal ended her address, “May deep peace surround you each day.”