I find the following quote to be a very thought provoking statement from the Apostle Paul on management of the body.
“…dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him” Romans 12:1, NLT.
What does it mean to “give your body to God?”
The human body is human thought, so to “give one’s body to God” is to let thought be guided and governed by God. When thought is reflecting God’s intelligence, love, wisdom and joy, it’s going to feel good, and have a healthy effect on the body.
To give our body over to God and experience the good effect that comes from serving God, our thought can’t be serving other gods, for instance, the temporal gods of sugar, salt, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine—or fear and disease!
We are not helpless mortals that cannot resist temptation. We are immortals, divinely empowered to be spiritually minded, to think and act rightly, and to serve God with our whole heart, mind and strength.
Choose to serve God and prosper! It will bless the human body and keep it in a better place.