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For the Strength of Youth: Physical and Emotional Health

Step 2: Create a Project

“The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Corinthians 3:17).

Create a project that will help you apply what you have learned about physical health. It should include two parts: (1) regular exercise and (2) nutrition. Enter your projects in the space below, and have a parent or leader approve your project before you begin working on it. Here are some examples of things you could include in each part of your project:

Examples—Regular Exercise

  • Create a monthly exercise chart. Include a variety of exercises that help you become more physically fit, such as running, biking, or training for a sport.

  • Learn and participate in a sport.

  • Increase your capabilities in a physical activity you are already involved in.


  • Make a commitment to live the Word of Wisdom. Include in your commitment: (a) how you will avoid situations in which you may be tempted to violate this commitment and (b) how you will respond to temptations (for example, ways you might explain to others why you obey the Word of Wisdom).

  • Learn principles of proper nutrition from Doctrine and Covenants 89 and from books, the Internet, or other sources. Teach your family or quorum what you discover. Keep a record of what you eat for a month, and then make changes to your diet based on what you have learned about nutrition.

  • Learn how to prepare three nutritionally balanced meals. Prepare them for your family.