How should I take care of my body?

Boyd K. Packer

President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “‘Ye Are the Temple of God,’” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 72–73.


Boyd K. Packer
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

How should I take care of my body?

Avoid immodest clothing. Dress and groom to show the Lord that you know how precious your body is.

You would not paint a temple with dark pictures or symbols or graffiti or even initials. Do not do so with your body.

Avoid habit-forming stimulants, tea, coffee, tobacco, liquor, and drugs.

Keep yourselves worthy. Stay away from those environments, the music, the films, the videos, … and the associations that draw you into immoral conduct.

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